K.M. Zahrt earned a B.A. in communications from Grand Valley State University in 2007 and a M.A. in Literature from Eastern Michigan University in 2010. He won first prize for drama in the GVSU Oldenburg Writing Contest in 2006. His Work has appeared in Route Seven Magazine and Michiganders Post. Thanksgiving with Pop-Pop, a short collection of wild tales, was published in 2013.
He is the author of two novels, Odd Man Outlaw and The Nature of Plots.
Visit K.M. Zahrt on Twitter @KMZahrt
Odd Man Outlaw
SO IT GOES…
When security guard Edward Waters is arrested for aiding and abetting a known fugitive, former college roommate, Citizen “Cid” Goodman, is shocked. The ‘Eddie’ he knew was ambitious, studious and straight-laced – the kind of guy you could depend on with your life, your money or your girlfriend. But what really pricks Cid’s conscience is how quick the local media and the public are to label Eddie as a criminal, trying him in the court of public opinion where he is guilty until proven innocent. Cid sets about the task of reconstructing Eddie’s story, from his time as a dedicated college student to the moment he is arrested, in an attempt to alter public perception.
But as the case unfolds, and fantasy intersects with reality, the line between guilt and innocence blurs.
You will find yourself enjoying many of the questions this novel creates about our modern society and perhaps look at your own actions and beliefs a little closer.