Christopher Moore is the author of eleven novels, including the international bestsellers, Lamb, A Dirty Job, You Suck, and Fool, a retelling of King Lear from the perspective of Pocket, the Fool.
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. Among other novels, he is the author of: Coyote Blue, Bloodsucking Fiends, The Lust Lizard of Melancholy Cove, A Dirty Job, You Suck, Fool, and Bite Me. When he's not writing, Chris enjoys ocean kayaking, scuba diving, photography, and sumi-e ink painting. He lives in San Francisco.
This biography was last updated on 03/21/2012.
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