Emma Alice Johnson is a nice, normal lady who writes not-so-nice, abnormal fiction.
But that’s not the whole story.
She has had her face peeled off no less than three times – all before reaching the third grade. She has been chased through the back alleys of Beijing by a Chinese hooker and a gang of knife-wielding thugs. She’s laughed off muggings in the shadows of Amsterdam. She’s fought robot monsters beneath the streets of Berlin and dined on cheese with the natives on top of the Andes. She’s smashed boards in grimy basements while accompanied by notorious punk bands, been in Fourth of July street fights and eaten sandwiches in New York’s sleaziest sex clubs.
She is an old school zinester. From 1998 to 2015, she published Freak Tension zine. It featured true life adventure stories, music reviews, band interviews and short fiction. She is currently a regular contributor to long-running DIY punk zine Razorcake.
Under her previous pen name, MP Johnson, she is the two time Wonderland Book Award-winning author of Berzerkoids, Dungeons & Drag Queens and many other books often classified as bizarro, horror or science fiction. Her weird fiction has appeared in The Dark, Dark Discoveries, Year’s Best Hardcore Horror and many other publications. It has garnered acclaim from Publisher’s Weekly, Hellnotes, Horror News and more.
In 2014, She founded Weirdpunk Books, a press dedicated to the collision of punk rock and weird fiction.
She was born in Wisconsin and lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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