As authors, we’re immersed in the genre – I swear we eat, sleep, and think it for the most part. That said, I felt it would be interested to see if there’s anything the authors would change about the genre if they could. Here’s what they had to say.

Julianne Snow

If I had to change something, I would wish for there to be more diversity within the genre. I get that most zombie fans want the survival stories filled with characters they can identify with, but what about the themes and ideas that really and truly haven’t been explored? I guess that means it’s up to those of us who think outside the box to figure that out…

Stephen Kozeniewski

I wish there were more zombie TV shows where instead of fighting or, indeed, even encountering zombies, all the characters would just stand around having long, painfully forced “emotional” conversations about emotions that no sane person would be having under those circumstances and which the actors are far too mediocre to convey properly anyway.  No.  Wait.  Not that.  The opposite of that.

T.W. Piperbrook

I wouldn’t change a thing. I think the genre is thriving. This is a great time for zombie readers (and writers)!

Robert Chazz Chute

Avoid repetition. Reach higher.

Rhonda Parrish

Um. Nothing.

I tried really hard to come up with a clever answer to this, but honestly… I’ve got nothing. I love cheesy zombies, I love zombies as political/social commentary, I love gory zombies and funny zombies and fast zombies and slow zombies. I just kinda love zombies.

Armand Rosamilia

I wish more readers had an open mind when you change zombies up a bit. There’s too much arguing about fast vs. slow zombies or intelligent zombies… find what you like and read it, but be open to explore slightly different plot twists. You might even like it.

Jolie du Pre

There is nothing I would change about the genre.   When authors and screenwriters and directors try to get too original with the zombie genre, the result is never a scary result.  I want the tried and true.

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There are 7 authors featured during the Coffin Hop and they’ve agreed to provide digital copies of their works to random winners as determined by Rafflecopter!

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GRAND PRIZE: 1 Print edition of Glimpses of the Undead by Julianne Snow

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