Meet The Writer: Kim Paffenroth

6 04 2011

What first attracted you to horror writing?

I started with non-fiction, looking at some of the Christian themes and images in zombie films. I think pop culture in general has a lot to say to us and shouldn’t be brushed aside as lower or of less importance than “high” culture. And even in my more narrowly theological writing, I always was drawn to darker themes of sin and theodicy. So it made sense to express those ideas in dark fiction, and thereby reach a different audience.

What is your most notable work?

My first novel, Dying to Live, is still everyone’s favourite. I can’t believe how many people tell me they just read it, four years after it was first published, or they’ve read it now for the third time.

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