Erik T. Johnson
Erik T. Johnson has appeared in numerous periodicals and award-winning anthologies, including the #1 Amazon bestseller, I Can Taste the Blood (alongside Josh Malerman, best-selling author of Unbury Carol and Bird Box, and John F.D. Taff, Bram-Stoker-nominated, best-selling author of The Bell Witch and The End in All Beginnings); and in Written Backwards Press’s award-winning anthologies Chiral Mad 1, 2 and 3; Qualia Nous, and You Human. He is a member of the Author's Guild, PEN America, The Center for Fiction, and the Horror Writers Association.
Erik’s short fiction collection, YES TRESPASSING, was called “electric” by Malerman.
J. Daniel Stone, author of Blood Kiss and Lovebites and Razorlines said "Erik T Johnson is insanely gifted, and YES TRESPASSING is the proof. You can't get these stories out of your head.”
THIS IS HORROR UK wrote: "YES TRESPASSING is “a magnum opus of staggering proportions . . . One of the best, most beautifully written collections of this or any other year. Erik T Johnson is writing at a level that all authors, new and veteran alike, should aspire to. Because what Johnson has achieved with YES TRESPASSING is nothing less than absolute greatness.”
Erik has been asked to perform readings across genres, with such noted authors as Bram-Stoker Lifetime-Achievement-winning poet Linda Addison, and New York Times bestselling author Mary Gaitskill, whose book Secretary was made into the well-regarded, eponymous movie.
Reviewers have tried (and admittedly failed) to describe Erik’s striking originality by comparing his work with such authors as Arthur Conan Doyle, Chuck Palahniuk, Clive Barker, Borges, a sober William Burroughs, Shirley Jackson, Umberto Ecco, Barthelme, Philip K. Dick, and, Erik’s personal favorite: “Mark Twain as possessed by the future spirit of Harlan Ellison.”
Erik is currently working on his novella for the next installment of the series that began with I Can Taste the Blood, once more featuring Josh Malerman and John F.D. Taff; a collaborative dark fantasy series; two stand-alone novels; and commissioned short stories and essays to appear over the next year or two.
Visit www.eriktjohnson.net for more information about him, his work, when Erik will be reading or appearing at events, and for interview links. You can also follow Erik at @YES_TRESPASSING on Twitter; and struwwelpleter120 on Instagram.
Press and Media Mentions
- Speculative Fiction Author Erik T Johnson discusses everything from a haunted childhood, to how Rock-n’-Roll saved his life in a stunning in-depth interview.
- Josh Malerman (@JoshMalerman) tweets: Interview as theater, interview as entertainment, interview as enlightenment, too. As necessary a back and forth as any I've ever read. @gjkendall interviews @YES_TRESPASSING
- THIS IS HORROR UK Book Review: Yes Trespassing by Erik T. Johnson