Christian author and blogger Mike Duran, who initially posted a critical comment about Amish Vampires in Space upon its release, conducted an interview with author Kerry Nietz.
A sample of their exchange:
MIKE: I’ve been openly skeptical of this book, not because I’m a hater or dislike genre mash-ups, but because it seems like an inside joke, something that only Christian readers, familiar with Christian fiction and the Christian market, will “get.” As if it’s a poke in the eye of Amish readers and a Christian industry that’s catered to those readers. So, where am I wrong? I mean, why should I take this title seriously, as anything other than… a joke?
KERRY: You can take it any way you like. One thing I’ve learned is that you can’t control people’s perception. Case in point: make someone of the opposing political persuasion come over to your way of thinking on any issue, even something that seems blatantly obvious. Can’t be done—especially when emotions are involved.