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Lisa Morton

Agent: Media Artists Group Literary

North Hollywood, California, United States

Email: lisa@lisamorton.com

Home page: http://www.lisamorton.com

A rare Southern California native, Lisa Morton's career as a professional writer began in 1988 with the horror-fantasy feature film MEET THE HOLLOWHEADS (aka LIFE ON THE EDGE), on which she also served as Associate Producer. For the Disney Channel's 1992 ADVENTURES IN DINOSAUR CITY, she served as screenwriter, Associate Producer, Songwriter, and Miniatures Coordinator. For stage she has written and co-produced the acclaimed horror one-acts "Spirits of the Season", "Sane Reaction" and "The Territorial Imperative", and has adapted and directed Philip K. Dick's "Radio Free Albemuth" and Theodore Sturgeon's "The Graveyard Reader"; more recently, her full-length science fiction comedy "Trashers" was an L.A. Weekly "Recommended" pick. Her short fiction has appeared in the books Dark Voices 6: The Pan Book of Horror, The Mammoth Book of Frankenstein, The Mammoth Book of Dracula, Horrors! 365 Scary Stories, Dark Terrors, After Shocks, White of the Moon, The Museum of Horrors, and Dead But Dreaming; forthcoming are the long-awaited Mondo Zombie, edited by John Skipp, Midnight Premiere, edited by Tom Piccirilli, and Dark Delicacies, edited by Jeff Gelb and Del Howison. Her chapbook The Free Way was published by Fool's Press, and magazine appearances include After Hours and Dream Forge. She has also written numerous episodes of the animated television series Sky Dancers, Dragon Flyz and Van-Pires. Her first book, The Cinema of Tsui Hark, about the legendary Hong Kong director/producer of such classics as PEKING OPERA BLUES and A CHINESE GHOST STORY, was recently published by McFarland, who also published The Halloween Encyclopedia in 2003. Her television movie TORNADO WARNING was chosen by the Pax cable station to launch their 2002 fall season, and 2004 will see the release of three horror films, the vampire thriller THRALLS, the mutant shark story BLUE DEMON, and THE GLASS TRAP, about genetically altered fire ants.

Interests: Horror, screenplays, non-fiction

Published writer: Yes

Freelance: Yes

 

Published works:

Fiction

  • "Black Mill Cove", DARK DELICACIES
  • "Children of the Long Night", THE MAMMOTH BOOK OF DRACULA
  • "Ghost Writer", HORRORS! 365 SCARY STORIES
  • "The Proof in the Picture", HORRORS! 365 SCARY STORIES
  • "The Fear of Eight Legs", HORRORS! 365 SCARY STORIES
  • "Nikola, Moonstruck", HORRORS! 365 SCARY STORIES
  • "El Cazador", AFTER SHOCKS
  • "Pound Rots in Fragrant Harbour", THE MUSEUM OF HORRORS
  • "The Call of Cthulhu: The Motion Pictures", DEAD BUT DREAMING
  • "Blind-Stamped", SHELF LIFE: FANTASTIC STORIES CELEBRATING BOOKSTORES
  • "A New Force of Nature", WHITE OF THE MOON
  • "The Death of Splatter", DARK TERRORS 6
  • "Home Intrusion", HELL HATH NO FURY
  • "Sparks Fly Upward", MONDO ZOMBIE
  • "Forces of Evil, Starring Robert Fields", MIDNIGHT PREMIERE
  • "Tested", Cemetery Dance Magazine
  • "Poppi's Monster", THE MAMMOTH BOOK OF FRANKENSTEIN
  • "Sane Reaction" DARK VOICES 6
  • "Sensitive", After Hours Magazine
  • FREE WAY
  • "Love Eats", DARK TERRORS
  • "Virus Verses", Dream Forge Webzine
  • Nonfiction

  • The Halloween Encyclopedia
  • The Cinema of Tsui Hark
  • Scripts

  • ADVENTURES IN DINOSAUR CITY
  • BLUE DEMON
  • BLOOD ANGELS
  • TORNADO WARNING
  • MEET THE HOLLOWHEADS