Author Profile

Christopher Moore

Christopher Moore

Christopher Moore is the author of fifteen novels, including the international bestsellers, Lamb, A Dirty Job and You Suck. His lastest novel, Secondhand Souls, will be released in August 2015.

Chris was born in Toledo, Ohio and grew up in Mansfield, Ohio. His father was a highway patrolman and his mother sold major appliances at a department store. He attended Ohio State University and Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara. He moved to California when he was 19 years old and lived on the Central Coast until 2003, when he moved to Hawaii.

Before publishing his first novel, Practical Demonkeeping in 1992, he worked as a roofer, a grocery clerk, a hotel night auditor, and insurance broker, a waiter, a photographer, and a rock and roll DJ. Chris has drawn on all of these work experiences to create the characters in his books. When he’s not writing, Chris enjoys ocean kayaking, scuba diving, photography, and painting with acrylics and oils. He lives in San Francisco.

"The Christopher Moore event exceeded our expectations in every way. We had 261 people from all over southeast Michigan attend the talk, and I am fairly certain that a few more people came later for the book signing, as the line was out the door for at least an hour. Chris stayed until everyone in line got to meet him, which ended up being about forty minutes longer than he was scheduled to be there. He is a gracious and charming man."
-- Danis Houser, Grosse Pointe Library

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