Christian Horror – Slow train coming!

And I’m beginning to wonder if it’ll ever get her. Especially here in the US. Here’s a fine example of the confusion that still plagues this market.

Just recently a list went up on that trustworthy site Amazon. *hold up. Let me pull my tongue out of my cheek* It was titled Christian Horror. The list author says: Here’s a list of books most of which you won’t find in your local Christian bookstore. You know, because they’re horror! (okay, that’s a loose interpretation but you can go read it yourself to get the exact words.)

Of the books listed only 2 (I think)were not published by a CBA or ECPA publisher. This means that most of the books would indeed be found in a Christian bookstore, at least, here in the US because the authors are affiliated. Ted Dekker, Frank Perriti, John Olsen and Eric Wilson all write for CBA affiliated publishers and they were the other authors on the list.

It seems CBA has latched onto the term Christian Horror just like they have Christian Fiction and leading everyone down the merry path of “if it’s not CBA or ECPA published then it can’t be written by a Christian.”

Well, it can be and there are tons of Christian horror authors you won’t see on list for made up for Christian Horror. Just keep that in mind while you’re looking. 🙂

My work won’t be in a Christian bookstore because my publisher is not CBA or ECPA affiliated. That demomgraphic doesn’t want or read horror and so they don’t readily allow it in to their stores unless one of their affiliated publishers puts it out. Rest assured, if it’s published by a CBA or ECPA affiliated publisher, it won’t appeal to the broader market Christian but rather a very specific niche of readers.


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