A recent post on Mike Duran’s blog, “deCompose”, dealt with the subject of the Christian market’s continued interest in supernatural fiction. Peretti and Dekker are the heavyweights in the Christian corner, while X-Files, Supernatural, and Buffy start the mainstream line-up. I could go on and list hundreds of shows, novels, films in the same vein. It’s obvious our society has an appetite for the supernatural.
One of the reasons I ask is that as I plug away at the draft to “Shift Tense”, (it’s going well, thanks for asking) I have scenes for a completely different story dropping in my head out of the blue – a story about a retired Greek Orthodox Priest stumbling upon a demonic activity. I went so far as to write up one of these scenes.
My question is if you and/or your friends and family read supernatural fiction. If so, do you think there’s an audience for yet another such novel, albeit one with the grit and tone of “Running Black”?