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Chris’s Schedule at Comicon, San Diego

July 7th, 2011 · Uncategorized

ComicCon location:

San Diego Convention Center

111 W. Harbor Drive San Diego, CA 92101å

www.comic-con.org

Thursday, 7/21/11

1:15 – 2:15 pm PT

Panel: Books vs Graphic Novels

Books vs Graphic Novels & Comics, Thursday, 7/21/11, 1:15p.m. – 2:15p.m., Room: 6A

 

Books vs. Graphic Novels and Comics: Writers often dabble with various forms of art as an outlet for their creativity. Graphic novels are a popular medium for novelists to tell their stories, just as comic books often serve as inspiration for science-fiction and fantasy authors. In this panel, authors will discuss the process and collaboration involved in publishing a graphic novel vs. a novel, as well as the role comic books play in the creation of their characters and story arcs.

Khaled Hosseini, author of The Kite Runner, A Thousand Splendid Suns (Riverhead)

Christopher Moore (GOC) /Ian Corson, co-authors of The Griff (Harper Collins)

Jim Butcher, author of the Harry Dresden series (Roc)

Tom Sniegoski, author of the Remy Chandler novels (Roc) and The Fallen Young Adult series

Amber Benson, author of the Calliope Reaper Jones novels (Ace) and an actress on Buffy the Vampire Slayer

James O’Barr – The Crow

Jennifer Holms & Matthew Holms – Babymouse, etc.

Location: Comic-Con, Room 6A

2:45 – 3:45 pm PT

 

Signing: Books vs Graphic Novels Panel

Featured Authors: Christopher Moore, Ian Corson (The Griff)

Signing Time/Location: Thursday, ComicCon Autographing Area AA2, 2:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.

 

 

Saturday, July 23

12:30 – 1:30 pm PT

Panel: Spotlight on Christopher Moore

Featured Author: Christopher Moore

Location: Comic-Con, Room 5 AB

2 – 3 pm

Official Booksigning: Christopher Moore

Signing Time/Location: Saturday, Comic-Con Autographing Area, AA6, 2 to 3 pm

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Meg Cabot Guest Blog Post

July 5th, 2011 · Uncategorized

When HarperCollins asked if I’d be interested in doing a “blog swap” with Christopher Moore, I didn’t hesitate for a second!  First of all, Christopher Moore “gets” it: vampires don’t sparkle (at least, not the ones in our books).

And the heroine of Chris’s book, BITE ME, Abby Normal, has a bit in common with Meena, the heroine of my books, INSATIABLE http://www.megcabot.com/insatiable/book1.php and OVERBITE http://www.megcabot.com/insatiable/book2.php . . . and it’s not just their interest in non-sparkling vampires.  But I can’t say more than that without giving away some spoiler.

So instead, I’ll talk about Abby’s creator.

I first heard of Christopher Moore a few years ago when his books were “prescribed” to my husband by his doctor here in New York City. Concerned about Benjamin’s mounting high blood pressure and cholesterol levels (caused mostly by genetics but also by stress from his high-pressure job), Dr. G suggested that, in addition to taking the medication he’d prescribed,  Benjamin try reading books by Dr. G’s favorite writer, Christopher Moore.

“They’re just good stories,” Dr. Goldberg said.  “Funny stuff.  With heart.  Good for the soul.  Read them for good health!”

Benjamin immediately bought a copy of YOU SUCK.

Soon Christopher Moore books became a staple in our house, and Benjamin’s blood pressure and cholesterol went down.  I could, of course, have attributed this to the magnificent story-telling of Mr. Moore.

But I was nagged by a bit of doubt . . . was it possible that Christopher was, in fact, a vampire himself?  Was THAT why Dr. G was prescribing his books to all his patients with TOO MUCH BLOOD?  Because reading his books LOWERED THEIR BLOOD LEVELS?

You laugh.  But that is how writers think?

I had an opportunity to test my theory two years later while attending the National Book Festival in Washington, DC, when I happened to be sitting in a hotel bar (as some authors are wont to do when off duty).

It was there that I noticed a number of high schoolers attending prom in the same hotel, a floor below the balcony on which I was sitting.

To get to the ballroom where prom was taking place, the high schoolers, dressed in their tuxes and evening gowns, had to ride an escalator.

One young lady, not used to riding escalators in an evening gown, got the train of her chartreuse prom dress stuck in grooves of the escalator steps, causing the entire works to jam!

She was all right, but the escalator wouldn’t budge . . . she was stuck, trapped by her dress!

As any writer knows, this is the perfect plot to a horror movie: the pretty heroine, trapped in her own dress, unable to move, as she’s being stalked by the misogynistic monster.

As I watched from the balcony above, unable to do a thing to help her, one by one her companions climbed the stalled escalator steps, deserting her! No one so much as left to go find a maintenance person to help her.  Even her date left her behind!

(Teenage boys.  Ugh.)

Surely, I thought, someone would come to help this poor damsel in distress (it should be noted that I was much too transfixed with horror to think of calling the hotel maintenance staff for help myself.  Or perhaps I’d had too many margaritas.  I’d been there a while.)

That was when, from out of nowhere, a tall fellow, looking completely out of place since he was wearing a brightly colored Hawaiian shirt, appeared.  He looked kind of familiar but I couldn’t figure out why.

He strolled up to the girl and, though I was too far away to hear what he said, seemed not to want to bite her on the neck, but to ask if she was all right.  The girl looked tearfully grateful to have anyone at all pay attention to her.   She was completely unsuspecting of the danger she was in.

“Who’s that?” the other drunk authors around me wanted to know.

“OMG!” I cried, suddenly recognizing him from the backs of all my husband’s books.  “THAT’S CHRISTOPHER MOORE!”

Christopher took total control of the situation.  And far from biting her on the neck, he bent down and attempted to help rescue the girl’s dress from the escalator.  But alas, it was too big a job for a man without tools.  But Chris stayed with the sad young lady until a maintenance man came . . . and freed her, without ruining her dress, and significantly lowering all of our blood pressure

We gave him a standing ovation from the balcony when this happened, though I doubt he heard it or even knew what it was for, because Christopher Moore is THAT COOL.

Not only have Christopher Moore’s amazing books helped lower the blood pressure and cholesterol of at least one reader that I personally know, but Christopher Moore he himself is a model of chivalry, and a hero, for which I personally think he should be forever celebrated!

Although I have never actually seen him in daylight, now that I think about it . . .

But never mind!

Like Dr. G said, his books are “good for the soul.  Read them for good health!”

And if you’re ever in an emergency situation, hope Christopher Moore will be around!  Because he’ll have your back!

Meg Cabot is a #1 New York Times bestselling author of books for both adults and tweens/teens. Her Princess Diaries series was made into two hit movies by Disney, sold over 16 million copies, and has been translated into 38 languages.  Insatiable, Meg’s first paranormal romance for adult readers, made its debut in June 2010, and Overbite, the sequel, is on sale everywhere today, July 5, 2011. Meg divides her time between Key West, Indiana, and New York City with a primary cat (one-eyed Henrietta), various back-up cats, and her husband.Learn more about INSATIABLE and OVERBITE by visiting Meg’s website, http://www.megcabot.com/ or watch Meg in this video, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=099UTw_8DuM in which she exposes the shocking truth about the vampires who are invading New York City from New Jersey.

Overbite by Meg Cabot Meg Cabot Insatiable by Meg Cabot

Note: to find Chris’ Blog post on Meg Cabot’s blog, visit her here: http://www.megcabot.com/diary/

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BIG AND WET* on your Ipad

March 16th, 2011 · Uncategorized

Hey kids, check out the story of Flip Nicklin, the guy on whom I based Clay Demodokus (the photographer) in Fluke. Really some of the most amazing whale photography ever, by the guy who wrote the book. Really. Nice dynamic content for Ipad. The book is coming soon.

 Among Giants, A Life with Whales

* “Big and Wet” is about all I knew about whales before I researched and wrote Fluke, that they were big and wet. Evidently, there’s more to them.

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Signing and Whatnot, August 15th, 2010 Capitola Book Cafe

July 30th, 2010 · Uncategorized

Talk and the Usual Heinous Fuckery
Sunday, August 15, 2010 at 5:30pm
Capitola Book Cafe
‎1475 41st Avenue Capitola, CA 95010
I’ll be talking about whatever is bugging me that day.

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July 24th, 2010, Fool On Stage, with Actors, Naked!

June 16th, 2010 · Uncategorized

Okay, not naked. I totally lied about Naked.

But I’ll be on stage at the Brava Theater in San Francisco with a group of actors from the American Conservatory Theater, there will be readings from Fool, King Lear, I’ll tell stories and lies, take questions, and sign books. I think you can expect heinous fuckery most foul.

All proceeds benefit LitQuake, San Francisco.
Ticket Info:

HEINOUS TICKET INFO LINK MOST FOUL

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Bite Me Tour with Updates and FAQ

March 19th, 2010 · Uncategorized

Hi kids, this will just link you to the previous blog, but I wanted this at the top so it was easy to find.
Be sure to check here BEFORE you leave the house if you’re going to an event and it’s some distance for you.
If there are changes, I’ll try to get them up. Do check, there were 8 address mistakes that were fixed since
this was first posted.

Bite Me Tour with Updates

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Bite Me – The Widget

March 11th, 2010 · Uncategorized

Hey kids, here’s the Bite Me widget, complete with Author Guy video and easy sharing button.

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Signed Books for the Geographically Unloved!

March 4th, 2010 · Uncategorized

For those of you who can’t make it to an event, you can order signed copies of Bite Me from Mysterious Galaxy in San Diego:

Signed copies of Bite Me.

I’m even going to inscribe them, so be sure to put the name to whom you’d like the book signed in the comments area. (Contact Mysterious Galaxy for any questions, like “Canadians, eh?”)

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Bite Me – The Wallpaper!

January 28th, 2010 · Uncategorized

Now you, too, can have perky-goth Abby Normal wallpaper on your very own desktop.(Scroll down of download links)

Bite Me Wallpaper for Your Desktop

640 version
BiteMeWallpaper640.jpg

800 version
BiteMeWallpaper800.jpg

1024 version
BiteMeWallpaper1024.jpg

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Attention Hosers! The Canadian Sweepstakes is here at last!

January 20th, 2010 · Uncategorized

Hey hosers, heres the link for the oft requested Canadian sweepstakes.

Enter here, eh?

(NOTE This contest is over and has been removed)

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