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Lisa Morton

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Lisa Morton is a screenwriter, author of horror fiction, and Halloween expert. She is a winner of both the Black Quill and Bram Stoker Awards, and her short stories have appeared in more than 50 books and magazines. Her first novel, THE CASTLE OF LOS ANGELES, was released by Gray Friar Press in 2010, and her first collection, MONSTERS OF L.A., was published by Bad Moon Books in October 2011. She is a native and lifelong resident of Southern California, and currently resides in the San Fernando Valley.

Women in the Horror Small Press 2013

Three years ago, I looked at how female authors were faring in the world of small press horror (click here for that original entry). The results were, to put it mildly, dismal, with an average of 7.07% of the authors being female.

Since I'm about to participate in an HWA Roundtable on Sexism in Horror (and since - if anything - it seems to be an even bigger topic in 2013 than it was in 2010), here' Read more of this blog post »
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And now a few words from my co-author on Witch Hunts: A Graphic History of the Burning Times:Adventures in CensorshipA blog post by Rocky Wood, 29 May Read more of this blog post »
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Which January New Release would you like to read in March?

Books were randomly chosen from Goodreads' "Most Popular Books Published In January 2014" list.

Bitter Spirits (Roaring Twenties, #1) by Jenn Bennett
Bitter Spirits by Jenn Bennett
(Roaring Twenties, #1)
 
  3 votes, 37.5%

Dark Bites (Dream-Hunter, #1; Hellchaser, #1; Were-Hunter, #1; Dark-Hunter, #2.5, 2.6, 7.5, 9.5, 9.6, 10.5) by Sherrilyn Kenyon
Dark Bites by Sherrilyn Kenyon
(Dream-Hunter, #1; Hellchaser, #1; Were-Hunter, #1; Dark-Hunter, #2.5, 2.6, 7.5, 9.5, 9.6, 10.5)
 
  1 vote, 12.5%

Magic Possessed (The Hidden, #2) by Jaime Rush
Magic Possessed by Jaime Rush
(The Hidden, #2)
 
  1 vote, 12.5%

The Pretenders (The Cemetery Girl Trilogy, #1) by Charlaine Harris
The Pretenders by Charlaine Harris
(The Cemetery Girl Trilogy, #1)
 
  1 vote, 12.5%

Fury of the Demon (Kara Gillian, #6) by Diana Rowland
Fury of the Demon by Diana Rowland
(Kara Gillian, #6)
 
  1 vote, 12.5%

Forsaken (The World of Nightwalkers, #3) by Jacquelyn Frank
Forsaken by Jacquelyn Frank
(The World of Nightwalkers, #3)
 
  1 vote, 12.5%

Evertrue (Everneath, #3) by Brodi Ashton
Evertrue by Brodi Ashton
(Everneath, #3)
 
  0 votes, 0.0%

Unhinged (Splintered, #2) by A.G. Howard
Unhinged by A.G. Howard
(Splintered, #2)
 
  0 votes, 0.0%

Netherworld (The Chronicles of Diana Furnaval, #1) by Lisa Morton
Netherworld by Lisa Morton
(The Chronicles of Diana Furnaval, #1)
 
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Darkest Fear (Birthright, #1) by Cate Tiernan
Darkest Fear by Cate Tiernan
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Louise Thanks for the add, Lisa. :)


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Lisa Morton Ben wrote: "hi lisa! good to see you here. :)"

Hi Ben - Likewise! And it was lovely to finally meet you in person as well. I've heard a lot about you from Dennis and Jodi Lester and Kelly. And I look forward to reading your collection. See you around the bookstores!


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Ben Loory hi lisa! good to see you here. :)


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