Smart Rhino Publications

Lisa Mannetti

Lisa Mannetti’s debut novel, The Gentling Box, garnered a Bram Stoker Award and she was nominated in 2010 both for her novella, “Dissolution,” and a short story, “1925: A Fall River Halloween.” She has also authored The New Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn (2011); Deathwatch, a compilation of novellas—including “Dissolution”; a macabre gag book, 51 Fiendish Ways to Leave Your Lover (2010); two nonfiction books; and numerous articles and short stories in newspapers, magazines, and anthologies. 

Her story “Everybody Wins,” which was included in the Uncommon Assassins anthology,was made into a short film by director Paul Leyden, starring Malin Ackerman and released under the title Bye-Bye Sally. The film has been posted on YouTube. 

Lisa lives in New York. Visit her author Web site at, as well as her virtual haunted house at

Meet Bram Stoker Winner Lisa Mannetti

Lisa's story, "Paraphilia," was published in Zippered Flesh: Tales of Body Enhancements Gone Bad!


Her suspense story, "Everybody Wins," appeared in Uncommon Assassins.


Her horror story, "The Hunger Artist," was published in Zippered Flesh 2: More Tales of Body Enhancements Gone Bad. The story was nominated for a Bram Stoker Award.


Smart Rhino has also reissued Lisa's novel, The New Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn, in both adult and young adult editions.

Her novella, The Box Jumper, was nominated for a Bram Stoker Award.