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About Lisa Morton
Lisa Morton is a screenwriter, author of non-fiction books, award-winning prose writer, and Halloween expert whose work was described by the American Library Association's READERS' ADVISORY GUIDE TO HORROR as "consistently dark, unsettling, and frightening". She began her career in Hollywood, co-writing the cult favorite MEET THE HOLLOWHEADS (on which she also served as Associate Producer), but soon made a successful transition into writing short works of horror. After appearing in dozens of anthologies and magazines, including THE MAMMOTH BOOK OF DRACULA, DARK DELICACIES, THE MUSEUM OF HORRORS, and CEMETERY DANCE Magazine, in 2010 her first novel, THE CASTLE OF LOS ANGELES, was published to critical acclaim, appearing on numerous "Best of the Year" lists. Her book THE HALLOWEEN ENCYCLOPEDIA (now in an expanded second edition) was described by REFERENCE & RESEARCH BOOK NEWS as "the most complete reference to the holiday available," and Lisa has been interviewed on The History Channel and in THE WALL STREET JOURNAL as a Halloween authority. She is a six-time winner of the Bram Stoker Award®, a recipient of the Black Quill Award, and winner of the 2012 Grand Prize from the Halloween Book Festival. A lifelong Californian, she lives in North Hills, California, and can be found online at www.lisamorton.com.
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Titles By Lisa Morton
We’ve all seen them.
The abandoned gas station, its pumps gone to rust. The once popular diner, now boarded up, its bright colors fading. A luxury yacht, adrift and alluring. An amusement park, once filled with the laughter of children, now a place of eerie silence.
A church, a factory, a drive-in. Once hives of activity, now they stand mute, each one containing its share of memories…and secrets.
In this collection, editors Joe McKinney and Mark Onspaugh select twenty-two guides who take you to those places of barely glimpsed phantoms and uneasy mysteries, including contributions by Deborah LeBlanc, Harvey Jacobs, Gene O'Neill, Piers Anthony, Lisa Morton, and many others!
Welcome to the cool side of the 1950s, where the fast cars and revved-up movie monsters peel out in the night. Where outlaw vixens and jukebox tramps square off with razorblades and lead pipes. Where rockers rock, cool cats strut, and hot rods roar. Where you howl to the moon as the tiki drums pound and the electric guitar shrieks and that spit-and-holler jamboree ain’t gonna stop for a long, long time . . . maybe never.
This is the ’50s where ghost shows still travel the back roads of the south, and rockabilly has a hold on the nation’s youth; where lucky hearts tell the tale, and maybe that fella in the Shriners’ fez ain’t so square after all. Where exist noir detectives of the supernatural, tattoo artists of another kind, Hollywood fix-it men, and a punk kid with grasshopper arms under his chain-studded jacket and an icy stare on his face.
This is the ’50s of Pop the Clutch: Thrilling Tales of Rockabilly, Monsters, and Hot Rod Horror. This is your ticket to the dark side of American kitsch . . . the fun and frightful side!
Table of Contents includes:
“The Golden Girls of Fall” by Seanan McGuire
“Sea Lords of the Columbia” by Weston Ochse
“Tremble” by Kasey Lansdale and Joe R. Lansdale
“The Demon of the Track” by Gary Phillips
“Outlawed Ink” by Jason Starr
“We Might Be Giants” by Nancy Holder
“Universal Monster” by Duane Swierczynski
“Draggers” by David J. Schow
“The Starlite Drive-In” by John M. Floyd
“Dr. Morbismo’s InsaniTERRORium Horror Show” by Lisa Morton
“Hot Babe” by Bill Pronzini
“The Prom Tree” by Yvonne Navarro
“I’m with the Band” by Steve Perry
“Mystery Train: An Arcane Investigation” by Max Allan Collins and Matthew V. Clemens
“Lab Experiment Turf War” by Jeff Strand
“The She-Creature” by Amelia Beamer
“Fish out of Water” by Will Viharo
“I Was a Teenage Shroom Fiend” by Brian Hodge
A Gathering of Dark Talent. A Ritual in Blood.
Blood Bound Books is a small press making a big impact. To celebrate its third year in existence, twenty-three authors were invited to pen this dark tome. Its pages are filled will their offerings of magic, madness, lust, and despair. All we need is your voice to bring the spells to life. Join our ritual…
Step into Muddle House with John McNee, then cry with Jeff Strand. K. Trap Jones exposes the beauty of death, while Lisa Morton demonstrates the power of orthography and Daniel O’Connor examines the horrifying future of technology. Each master has crafted their story to enhance your journey through various aspects of the darkness.
The full list of occultists includes: Brian Lumley, Angela Bodine, Monique Bos, Nathan Crowder, Christopher Hawkins, Brad C. Hodson, Ed Kurtz, Douglas J. Lane, Adrian Ludens
HALLOWEEN SPIRITS also includes an original essay by leading Halloween history expert Lisa Morton.
19 short horror stories to give you shivers plus 60 recommendations for powerhouse tales written by women—those bloody stylings and chainsaw rhythms that have lain hidden like deadly gems among other great works.
"Deep Cuts smartly sidesteps the bloody 'women in horror' debate and puts its money where its mouth is. This fantastic collection, featuring both genders, pays tribute to the best dark tales told by women. A deeply cerebral experience that is at times honest and intimate, but always chilling." —Mercedes M. Yardley, author of Beautiful Sorrows
Cover art by Anja Millen.
Contributors include Nancy Holder, Yvonne Navarro, Mehitobel Wilson, Lisa Morton, Sandra Odell, Samael Gyre, Sara Taylor, Michael Haynes, R.S. Belcher, Stephen Woodworth, C.W. Smith, Colleen Anderson, James Chambers, Ed Kurtz, Rachel Karyo, Kelly A. Harmon, Scathe meic Beorh, Patricia Lillie, Satyros Phil Brucato, and Rob M. Miller.
Out of the darkness come the monsters, the mysteries, and the miracles that engage our minds and engorge our hearts.
This collection of short stories from exceptionally wily writers will take you from looking over your shoulder to pondering the wonders of the universe and back again.
The WilyWriters.com Speculative Fiction podcast chooses only the best two stories per month from its submissions and records them for your listening pleasure.
This volume collects Year #1’s best of the best.
- Alan Baxter: “Stand Off”
- Jennifer Brozek: “Honoring the Dead”
- SatyrPhil Brucato: “I Feel Lucky”
- Nathan Crowder: “Ink Calls to Ink”
- Richard E. Dansky: “Small Cold Thing”
- Seanan McGuire: “Julie Broise and the Devil”
- Lisa Morton:“Sane Reaction”
- Ripley Patton: “A Speck in the Universe”
- Grant Stone: “The Salt Line”
- Joel A. Sutherland: “The Death of Captain Eugene Bloodcake and the Fall of the Horrid Whore”
- Bruce Taylor: “The Prey”
- Mark W. Worthen: “The Minimart, the Ruger, and the Girl”
What happens when human desire twists…bends…warps…mutates?
What happens when that desire is fed…or even starved?
In this sequel to the Bram Stoker Award®-winning anthology, Editor Vince Liaguno assembles a literary pantheon from the LGBT and horror communities to explore the dark
underbelly of desire.
From unrequited love and repressed lust to consuming grief and the unquenchable thirst
of addiction…from unfathomable sexual undergrounds to unspeakable perversions
creeping into everyday suburbia, these abominations of desire will leave you gasping for
breath and your taste for terror satiated.
Contributors: Gemma Files, Laird Barron, Stephen Graham Jones, Lee Thomas, Helen
Marshall, David Nickle, Lisa Morton, Norman Prentiss, Greg Herren, Tom Cardamone,
Marshall Moore, Evan J. Peterson, Chad Helder, Brad Hodson, Michael Hacker, R.B.Payne, Martel Sardina, Martin Rose, and Erastes.