MP Johnson has had her face peeled off no less than three times – all before reaching the third grade. Of course she grew up to write weird fiction.
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 also a regular contributor to long-running DIY zine Razorcake.
She is the Wonderland Book Award-winning author of Dungeons & Drag Queens and many other books often classified as bizarro or horror fiction. Her weird fiction has appeared in Year’s Best Hardcore Horror, Dark Discoveries 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. The press’s debut release was Blood for You: A Literary Tribute to GG Allin.
She is a B-movie extra whose roles have included a drug dealer who gets shot in the stomach by legendary action hero Rudy Ray Moore in “It Came from Trafalgar.”
She performs in drag as Maddy Manslaughter.
MP Johnson was born in Wisconsin, loves Minneapolis and lives in Chicago.
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