Lisa McCourt Hollar is a horror writer,(who might have her own ghost according to her neighbors) that I have met online and after having had the pleasure of reading some of her work, decided I wanted to do a showcase here. The first tale I read was called "The Birth of Evil", about a twin with precognitive like nightmares. Without being a spoiler, I will say I enjoyed the twist at the end. The story is at this link.
Since reading that first story, on and off I kept seeing her name on twitter and Indie Horror.org as well as the blog world. So I chanced a visit to her blog http://jezrisworld.blogspot.com/ and there I read some more of her work. Now I am a follower.
She did a story for the Indie Horrors contest, Cannibal Cookoff. The story was set in a carnival and pretty much that story made me a fan as I am a sucker for a horror story with a setting in a place that is supposed to be happy but is in reality evil. The story, aptly named "Carnival" can be found at http://indiehorror.org/community/forum/writing-group2/workshop-forum4/the-carnival-thread54/
Lisa is a married mother of four who has been writing pretty much her whole life despite the fact that in the third grade she was diagnosed as being dyslexic. It was in the fourth grade class of Mrs. Dock (Mrs. Dock held a creative writing story each week and chose winners on Fridays.) that Lisa began her love of writing when her story was chosen best of the week. In High School, Lisa wrote for the school Newspaper but afterwards stopped writing for the benefit of anyone other than her children. It was during a dark time in her life when her passion for writing was renewed. She lost her home and had to move to a shelter. There, she shared her stories with the other women and decided she needed to write more.
Two years ago she married her husband and he supports her in her endeavors to become a published writer. Lisa loves to read, write, and watch horror. On the weekends her seventeen year old daughter and she have been known to watch multiple movies in a row. She is also involved in the Girl Scouts with her youngest daughter.
At present Lisa McCourt Hollar is working on a Vampire Novella called Vampyres: Book One, Traditions and Myths.
She has two shorts available on Kindle at
I wish Lisa all the success she has worked hard for, and look forward to reading more of her stories. You should definitely check her work out. She is a haunted writer who is worth reading.