"If the notion is good enough, if it truly belongs to you, then you can't forget it...it will haunt you until it's written."
Lisa Mannetti is the author of The Gentling Box (2nd edition by Shadow Fall Publications, October 2010) which not only received critical acclaim from masters of the horror-supernatural genre like Edward Lee, Alexandra Sokoloff, Nate Kenyon, and Robert Dunbar, but was named as one of four Editors Picks on Fearzone’s Best Novels of 2008 and was chosen as one of the Top Ten novels of 2008 on Creature Feature. The Gentling Box won the Bram Stoker Award for best first novel.
Her most recent book is a collection of two previously unpublished novellas in Deathwatch. Both works are set in the 19th century and focus thematically on broken childhoods. Deathwatch was just named as one of the Top Ten books of 2010 on Creature Feature. Currently available as an E book in the Kindle store, it will also be issued in print in February 2011.
"Dissolution," the opening novella in the collection, just received a Bram Stoker Award nomination in the long fiction category.
Her recent and upcoming short stories include "Resurgam," in Dead Set: A Zombie Anthology, (2010); "Condemned" in Legends of the Mountain State, (2010);
"1925: A Fall River Halloween," in Shroud Magazine, (Autumn 2010); "Spy Glass Hill," in Fear of the Dark Anthology (Feb 2011).
Her sardonic tale, “Everybody Wins,” was translated into a short indie film by director Paul Leyden starring Malin Ackerman (2009) and is making the rounds on the film festival circuit.
51 Fiendish Ways to Leave Your Lover, a macabre gag book illustrated by Glenn Chadbourne, was published in February 2010.
At present she is working on several stories and a supernatural novel-- The Everest Hauntings.
Lisa resides in New York along with her mischievous twin black kittens, Harry and Theodora Houdini, in the spooky 1918 house she grew up in.
Accomplishments: The Gentling Box won the Bram Stoker Award for best first novel, 2008.
Nominated for two Bram Stoker Awards for works published during 2010.
"1925: A Fall River Halloween," short fiction
"Dissolution," long fiction
Deathwatch by Lisa Mannetti The paperback edition of Deathwatch which includes two frontispieces (one for each novella).... Amazon.comAmazon
Deathwatch by Lisa Mannetti Two novellas in a new collection by Bram Stoker Award-Winning author, Lisa Mannetti.... Amazon.comAmazon
The Gentling Box by Lisa Mannetti 2nd Edition, Published by Shadowfall Publications October 2010
New cover by acclaimed artist, Glenn Chadbourne.
New Introduction by New York Times best-selling author, Heather Graham.
New Afterward by Lisa Mannetti.
Available now in all E book formats.
Available in new trade paperback edtion from Shadowfall Publications, October 30,2010... Amazon.comShadowfall Publications
Short Stories Spy Glass Hill by Lisa Mannetti A short story from Bram Stoker winner Lisa Mannetti in Fear of the Dark Anthology.... Condemned by Lisa Mannetti A ghost story set in West Virginia based on a true event during the Civil War.
This story has been published in Legends of the Mountain State 4, edited by Michael Knost, October 2010.
Pu... 1925; A Fall River Halloween by Lisa Mannetti Set in Fall River, MA, this Halloween tale features Lizzie Borden as a character.... Resurgam by Lisa Mannetti My short story, "Resurgam" will appear in the zombie anthology DEAD SET.
Release date April 10th...
Articles Pacing Dialogue and Research by Lisa Mannetti A guest post by Bram Stoker Award winning author, Lisa Mannetti includes helpful advice for writers.... My Favorite Night Terrors by Lisa Mannetti A humorous guest post by Lisa Mannetti at Wag the Fox... Interview and Giveaway at Wag the Fox by Lisa Mannetti An interview with Lisa Mannetti conducted by Gef Fox. There is also a contest giveaway for a copy of the Bram-Stoker Award winning novel, THE GENTLING BOX....