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Lisa Morton is an American screenwriter, horror author, Halloween expert, and Bram Stoker Award®-winning prose writer.

She has so far published four novels (The Castle of Los Angeles, Malediction, Netherworld, and Zombie Apocalypse! Washington Deceased), 150 short stories, and three books on the history of Halloween.

Originally from Southern California, Lisa’s professional writing career began in 1988 with the horror-fantasy feature film Meet the Hollowheads, otherwise known as Life On the Edge, where she was also its Associate Producer.

She has decades of experience in her field, and has appeared on several podcasts and radio shows, such as Coast to Coast, Midnight in the Desert, Bloody Disgusting’s The Boo Crew, and The Midnight Society.

Lisa also gives weekly “Ghost Reports” for the beloved podcast Ghost Magnet With Bridget Marquardt.

A former President of the Horror Writers Association, Lisa is also an Active member of Mystery Writers of America, International Thriller Writers, and Sisters in Crime.

She lives in North Hills, California.

More about Lisa Morton

Genres: Dark Fiction, Horror

Born: 1958

United States


Non Series

  • The Castle of Los Angeles (2010)
  • Malediction (2013)
  • Zombie Apocalypse! Washington Deceased (2014)

The Chronicles of Diana Furnaval

  1. Netherworld (2014)
The Chronicles of Diana Furnaval

Detailed book overview

Non Series

The Castle of Los Angeles

Theatre director Beth Ortiz is the newest resident of The Castle, an exclusive Los Angeles artists’ community.

Anxious actors aren’t all Beth has to worry about in her new space, however, for The Castle has a secret history of madness and murder, and a celebrity artist who develops a strange fixation on Beth.

And The Castle also happens to be haunted.

By some particularly uneasy spirits.

Author: Lisa Morton
First Release: 2010
ISBN: 978-1906331153
Publisher: Gray Friar Press

In 1863, a young woman’s heritage is stolen from her, and she lays a terrible curse on the City of Angels. Now, in the 21st century, a teenaged girl with lethal psychic abilities arrives in Los Angeles, ready to ally herself with vengeful spirits of the past to feed her insatiable appetite for destruction.

Only Gwen Michaelson, a natural healer afraid of her gifts, and Sam West, a broken amnesiac who was once a brilliant historian, stand against the psychotic and increasingly powerful May Blanco.

Will Gwen be able to use her skills to restore Sam’s mind, which holds the key to the mystery of May’s unearthly companion? Together, can they find a way to stop May before she unleashes a wave of death?

Author: Lisa Morton
First Release: 2013
Publisher: Cemetery Dance Publications
Zombie Apocalypse! Washington Deceased

As the United States attempts to recover from the devastating aftermath of a zombie uprising, Secret Service Director Sandra Steele tries to protect the new President from both the undead and the machinations of rival politicians and ruthless corporations.

Meanwhile, a young man named Kevin Moon makes his way across the great American wasteland…and discovers along the way that he may be the most valuable man on earth.

Author: Lisa Morton
First Release: 2014
ISBN: 978-1472110671
Publisher: Robinson

The Chronicles of Diana Furnaval


In nineteenth-century Victorian England, a young widow finds that she has inherited more than her late husband’s property: The Furnavals serve as the ancestral keepers of supernatural portals scattered around the globe.

When demonic entities begin crossing over from the Netherworld, Lady Diana realizes that a war is brewing, and she must be the one to confront it.

Accompanied by a young Chinese sailor named Yi-kin, her feline guardian Mina, and a mysterious scholar, Stephen, Diana will begin a journey to solve the mystery of her husband's death and prevent the apocalypse.

Author: Lisa Morton
First Release: 2014
ISBN: 978-1940161082
Publisher: JournalStone