Morton, Lisa

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Witch Hunts: A Graphic History of the Burning Times (McFarland), Graphic Novel, 2012

Trick or Treat: A History of Halloween (Reaktion Books), Non-fiction, 2012

The Castle of Los Angeles, First Novel, 2010

The Lucid Dreaming, Long Fiction, 2009

A Hallowe’en Anthology, Non-fiction, 2008

“Tested”, Short Fiction, 2006

Richard Laymon President’s Award, 2006

Richard Laymon President’s Award, 2005


The Art of the Zombie Movie (Applause Books), Non-fiction, 2023

Malediction (Evil Jester Press), Novel, 2013

Monsters of L.A., Fiction Collection, 2011

The Samhanach, Long Fiction, 2010

Midnight Walk, Anthology, 2009

BIO: Lisa Morton is a screenwriter, author of non-fiction books, and prose writer whose work was described by the American Library Association’s Readers’ Advisory Guide to Horror as “consistently dark, unsettling, and frightening.” She is a six-time winner of the Bram Stoker Award®, the author of four novels and 200 short stories, and a world-class Halloween and paranormal expert. Her latest releases include Calling the Spirits: A History of Seances and The Art of the Zombie Movie. Recent short stories appeared in Best American Mystery Stories 2020, Final Cuts: New Tales of Hollywood Horror and Other Spectacles, and Classic Monsters Unleashed. She has appeared on such popular shows and podcasts as Shock Docs, Coast to Coast, NPR’s Throughline, CNN’S Margins of Error, and Chinwag with Paul Giamatti and Stephen Asma, and is also the host of the weekly Ghost Report podcast. Lisa lives in Los Angeles and online at