Trick or Treat: A History of Halloween was published in October by Reaktion Books in hardback (a trade paperback is coming for October 2013). This comprehensive and up-to-date book looks at Halloween and similar celebrations around the globe (including Dia de los Muertos), and includes color and black-and-white illustrations throughout.
"This is an excellent survey of the Hallowe'en scene, informative and accessible, far more treat than trick." - Kim Newman, author of Nightmare Movies and Anno Dracula
"Simply the best book about Halloween I have ever read and if you are a fan of the holiday like I am, this is a must add to your library!" - Tim Janson, Mania.com
Trick or Treat: A History of Halloween has been nominated for the 2012 Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in Non-fiction, and won the Grand Prize at the 2012 Halloween Book Festival.
Malediction, my second novel, is coming from Evil Jester Press this October. Malediction is about the cursed history of Los Angeles; a natural healer named Gwen who will have the limits of her abilities tested by May Blanco, a teenaged psychotic who possesses destructive supernatural abilities; a disgraced folklore professor who is himself the victim of a historic curse; and the ghost of Petra de Feliz, a nineteenth-century Californio who now haunts the rich land that should have been hers.
I'm pleased to announce that I've been signed to write a stand-alone novel based on the very successful Zombie Apocalypse anthology series edited by Stephen Jones. My book, Zombie Apocalypse: Washington Deceased will be released in 2014.
Witch Hunts: A Graphic History of the Burning Times is coming from McFarland, although it can also be ordered through Amazon. This unique graphic novel was co-written by Rocky Wood and illustrated by Greg Chapman.
J. L. Comeau at The Tomb of Dark Delights had this to say about Witch Hunts: "Enlightening, entertaining, and marvelously illustrated, WITCH HUNTS is a splendid and comprehensive guide to the Burning Times." Peter Schwotzer at Famous Monsters said it was "absolutely stunning", and Matthew Tait at Hellnotes called it "glossy, defined, and above all enlightening."
To find out more about Witch Hunts and see some of the superb artwork, check out the official Witch Hunts Book website.
This amazing piece of history recently fell out of a book (totally unrelated in terms of subject matter, by the way) at the Iliad Bookshop. It's what was known as a "cabinet card", and probably dates to around Civil War time, with the photographer listed as being in West Virginia...but WTF is going on here? Southern belles defending the homefront from Yankee zombies...or early wild girls on a spree?
Click here to see more weird photos and read about them
to be confused with Lisa Morton the actress, Lisa Morton the bodybuilder, Lisa Morton the cultural anthropologist, Lisa Morton the former member of Second City, Lisa Morton the horse breeder, Lisa Morton the stylist, Lisa Morton the Powerdown Coordinator in Scotland, Lisa Morton the hockey player, Lisa Morton the soccer player, Lisa Morton the botanist, Lisa Morton the Miami Policewoman, Lisa Morton the illustrator, Lisa Morton who you went to elementary school with in Florida, Lisa Morton who was killed on Dexter, certainly not Lisa Morton who got caught pulling off pyramid schemes in New Zealand or kiting checks in New Jersey, or any other Lisa Morton who's not me.