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Tour Letter Away!

May 27th, 2004 · 15 Comments

Sent out the tour announcement letter today. The readers mailing list is getting to be pretty big. In the thousands, although I don’t know how many thousands because it’s all in some kind of indeciferable Ken-rune that you can’t read.

There are the predictable “Hey, why aren’t you coming to my town?” response letters, but that’s okay. It’s good to know that people want to hear me ramble aimlessly. And if I get enough requests from one area, I’ll let the publisher know that I have an audience there.

Looks like there will be advanced readers editons of the Stupidest Angel in time for BEA. That’s going to be nice for the booksellers that are there. They’ll also have adhesive bookplates to go the Angel, so even though I’m not touring for that book, people will be able to give signed copies as gifts.

Finalizing travel and promo schedules. I set into minor packiing panic mode about this time — knowing that I’m going to be living out of a carry-on for a month, with a pretty wide variety of climates.

My Hawaiian flip flops and board shorts uniform is not going to cut it. My leather jacket molded and is entirely sea-foam green now, so I hope it’s not cold in San Francisco. I learned from Neal Gaiman that a leather jacket is the overall armor for all climates. Neal even maintains that they hold in the air conditioning when you are moving from car to building in hot climates, but I suspect that in that regard, he is lying like the feckless author-scum that he is. So, I shall sally forth, sans moldy-green climate armor, and brave the swings and barrows of outrageous weather….

(Hey, is sally forth a cartoon character? Can one sally forth in a manly way? I’m not even sure that I know how to sally.)

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15 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Judy Lynn // Mar 28, 2011 at 9:22 am

    Christopher – would you please put me on your list that announces your book tours – and new book! I can’t wait to see what’s next! Judy

  • 2 Marci // Apr 2, 2011 at 11:09 am

    Hey, HEY!!! Your tour notes are ancient history! When are you coming to DC? I’ve created a spike in your book sales here- my own reading as well as most everyone I care about now has multiple copies of your works! The main reason I’m writing is that you need to check out Synetic Theater’s “Lear” ( It just opened this week and is FANTASTIC!! If you come, can I get you to sign my battered copy of “Fool?”

  • 3 Jeanne // Apr 12, 2011 at 1:37 pm

    Hi Christopher,

    Weren’t you supposed to be at Kepler’s Books in Menlo Park this month? I just called and they said that they’d been in contact with your publisher…

  • 4 Patti // Sep 12, 2011 at 9:26 am

    Love your books! Need to read more.

    Next tour? Ever do FLA?

  • 5 Jimmy // Nov 26, 2011 at 11:42 am

    Hi uncle how are you doing

  • 6 Wendy // Dec 27, 2011 at 6:59 pm

    Okay Christopher. When are you writing another book? I am a frazzled mother of two and I need another of your twisted books to give me new and fresh jokes to use with my children. Just kidding…I just would like to read another (new) book of yours soon!

  • 7 Anne // Jan 12, 2018 at 4:55 pm

    Please, please, please come to Sourheastern Michigan!

  • 8 Evelyn Rayfield // May 13, 2018 at 7:50 pm

    I swear we’re not all rednecks, although they do provide hours of entertainment. North Georgia is too quiet. Come set a spell and watch the kudzu invade!

  • 9 Tressie Armstrong // Mar 21, 2019 at 4:56 pm

    So…I’ve read several of your books now and can only picture you cracking up at yourself as you’re writing! How do you finish them without crying laughing all along the way? You must have the most fun of any writer that I’ve read… Thanks for the joy!

  • 10 Janet Littlejohn // May 27, 2019 at 6:37 pm

    Hey Christopher!

    Great job writing! You’re awesome, funny and very clever! Thank you for writing “Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ’s Childhood Pal”!

    When are they going to make a movie/series for this great book? I believe it may SAVE THE WORLD? Why – those who believe in JESUS need to see that he was just like any of us and learned from other great teachers from other parts of the world.

    Thank you,

    P.S. My adventure is creating a student-centered high school in the Triangle of NC. Pray for me! It’s taken 5 years to get the charter approved! We will open in August 2020. We would invite you to speak at our 1st Commencement/Graduation in 2023!

  • 11 Ashlee // May 12, 2020 at 1:52 am

    Hey, so I know shit is going down – but I was really looking forward to your signing this year *siiighh*. Any thoughts on when the tour will be rescheduled? I must see you again in Portland – otherwise my new book will feel left out… My collection of Moore will mock him for what he lacks. 🙁

  • 12 MNMunky // Jul 25, 2021 at 7:56 am

    Can’t believe that The Island of the sequined love nun’ hasn’t been picked up by Amazon or Netflix… one can only hope!
    Can’t wait for the next installment of Pocket and fangs for the memories of San Francisco!
    Keep up the great books!

  • 13 JavaGod // Aug 9, 2021 at 3:44 pm

    I was not aware of how emaciated my soul was without its daily injection of genius depravity that is Christopher Moore. In truth, I hadn’t even heard of you until last week when I picked up a copy of this viciously pink book called the “Island of the Sequined Love Nun” that was lumped in with all the literary detritus that often sits on book swap shelves. Thanks to you, I will NEVER be able to think about an airplane throttle the same ever again. Thank you for filling our collective existence with sick, demented hilarity!

    For the record, your writing is super easy to pick up…and more difficult than crack to quit. Gotta run – I can feel my soul twitching again. Time for another hit.

  • 14 JM // Aug 29, 2021 at 6:49 pm

    Was just checking out your suggested reads and noticed this comment section. Just wanted to say that whenever it’s raining cats and dogs of heinous fuckery, I find solace and joy reading (and rereading) your novels. Thank you.

  • 15 samuel j. stella // Nov 29, 2021 at 10:51 am

    I didn’t think there was a person on this planet with a quirky sense of humor like mine. I’ve lived the life you described in your characters in Noir. I found the book one big HOOT!

    Your imagination is almost as insane as mine. Uncle who? Uncle Ho. … and the froggie fur… .

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