Kim Paffenroth is Associate Professor of Religious Studies at Iona College. His degrees are from St. John’s College (Annapolis, MD), Harvard Divinity School, and the University of Notre Dame. He is the author of several books on theology, and more recently, scholarly examinations of SF and horror, including his Gospel of the Living Dead: George Romero’s Visions of Hell on Earth (Baylor, 2006), which won the 2006 Stoker Award. His first novel, Dying to Live: A Novel of Life among the Undead, is just out from Permuted Press. He is currently working on the sequel to his novel, as well as short horror fiction. He blogs at