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When Lisa Morton, author of The Halloween Encyclopedia, is called in to consult on the recent discovery of a fifteen-hundred-year-old Celtic manuscript, she's at first excited about the light this monumental find might shed on Samhain, the mysterious Celtic precursor to Halloween. Conor ó Cuinn, the Irish archaeologist who excavated the manuscript, thinks it reveals ancient magic. Lisa is skeptical...until people around her begin dying. Dr. Wilson Armitage, the university professor who was translating the manuscript, is found torn apart by wild animals...or was he actually attacked by vicious sidh, malicious Celtic spirits that wreak havoc every Samhain? As October 31st approaches, the border between our realm and one of murderous spirits begins to dissolve. Can Lisa survive Halloween night and use her knowledge to set the world right again?
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"...ambitious marriage of postmodernism and horror...occasionally poetic...terse encounters with malignant spirits evoke chills, as does the atmospheric presence of Samhain." - Publisher's Weekly
"Morton's love and knowledge of Halloween shines through each and every page, as does her ability to craft tight, suspenseful scenes. You could easily gulp this down in one sitting, but I urge you not to." - Blu Gilliand, Fearnet
"Summer's End is the perfect storm of a story, where everything aligns completely, delivering a powerful new narrative that is rarely seen in fiction today...a beautifully written piece of dark literature that not only we horror and Halloween fans can enjoy, I think anyone who loves a great story will enjoy Summer's End. All authors leave a piece of themselves in every story they write, with Summer's End Lisa uses her extensive knowledge of her subject to not only deliver a story that is a genre unto itself, she manages to scare the hell out of you at the same time. Her writing has never been better, this just might be her best book yet." - Peter Schwotzer, Famous Monsters
Lisa Morton is a screenwriter, author of non-fiction books, award-winning prose writer, and Halloween expert. Her work was described by the American Library Association's Readers' Advisory Guide to Horror as "consistently dark, unsettling, and frightening", and Famous Monsters called her "one of the best writers in dark fiction today". She began her career in Hollywood, co-writing the cult favorite Meet the Hollowheads (on which she also served as Associate Producer), but soon made a successful transition into writing short works of horror. After appearing in dozens of anthologies and magazines, including The Mammoth Book of Dracula, Dark Delicacies, The Museum of Horrors, and Cemetery Dance, in 2010 her first novel, The Castle of Los Angeles, was published to critical acclaim, appearing on numerous "Best of the Year" lists. Her book The Halloween Encyclopedia (now in an expanded second edition) was described by Reference & Research Book News as "the most complete reference to the holiday available," and Lisa has been interviewed on The History Channel, the Discovery Channel's series Perfecting History, and in The Wall Street Journal as a Halloween authority. She is a six-time winner of the Bram Stoker Award®, a recipient of the Black Quill Award, and winner of the 2012 Grand Prize from the Halloween Book Festival, and her most recent releases are the novel Malediction (Evil Jester Press) and the novellas Smog (Double Down #2) and Summer's End (both from JournalStone Publishing). A lifelong Californian, she lives in North Hollywood.
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