Lisa Morton (born December 11, 1958) is an American horror author and screenwriter.
Morton was born in Pasadena, California, and entered the film industry in 1979 as a modelmaker on Star Trek: The Motion Picture. In 1988 she co-wrote (with make-up effects expert Tom Burman) Life On the Edge, which was later re-titled Meet the Hollowheads; she also served as an Associate Producer on the film, and received an acting credit as "the Edge Slut" (in a scene that was cut from the film). The film went on to win the Grand Prix Award at the London Odeon Film Festival, and was one of 12 films selected to appear in the Avoriaz Film Festival.
Morton also co-wrote the films Adventures in Dinosaur City, Tornado Warning, and Blood Angels; as an animation writer, she wrote for the series Sky Dancers and Dragon Flyz. Morton has worked with several small theater companies in the Southern California area, serving as writer, director and producer.
In the 1990s Morton began publishing short horror fiction. In 2006 her short story "Tested" (from Cemetery Dance magazine) won the Bram Stoker Award for Best Short Fiction. In 2009 she edited the anthology Midnight Walk, and her first novella, The Lucid Dreaming, was published by Bad Moon Books and went on to win the Bram Stoker Award for Best Long Fiction. Her first novel, The Castle of Los Angeles, was published in 2010 by Gray Friar Press.
She has also authored four non-fiction books, Savage Detours: The Life and Work of Ann Savage, The Cinema of Tsui Hark, The Halloween Encyclopedia and A Hallowe'en Anthology: Literary and Historical Writings Over the Centuries, which was nominated for the Black Quill Award and won the Bram Stoker Award for Best Non-Fiction. A California native, she currently resides in Los Angeles, California...
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