SMFS list member Zakariah Johnson's short story collection, Egg on Her Face: Stories of Crime, Horror, and the Space in Between, has been published by Alien Buddha Press. The read is available in print from Amazon.
Zakariah Johnson’s Egg on Her Face displays the heart of a poet and the brutality of an executioner. This is a special book.
—J.B. Stevens, award-winning author and critic.
Zakariah writes with a keen eye for the strange and melancholic aspects of our human experience. With a steady, practiced hand, his stories transport us somewhere we’ve always known existed but could never find on our own—liminal spaces just beyond our collective imagination. Ingenious and original, Johnson is a literary force to be reckoned with.
—C.W. Blackwell, author of Song of the Red Squire and Hard Mountain Clay
Whether the plot involves criminal hijinks or horror, cryptids or centenarians, Johnson infuses his stories with heart. You can tell he’s a musician by the wonderful rhythm of his writing and the way all the elements come together to make each story sing.
—Serena Jayne, author of Necessary Evils
For those of us who continue the labor of love that is the American short story, Zakariah’s new collection shows us that the art is not lost—it is, in fact, in damned fine hands.
—Bobby Mathews, author of Living the Gimmick
With 14 solid mashups of horror, noir, and the surreal, Egg on Her Face delivers a genre-bending punch.
—Marianne Halbert, author of Cold Comforts