Christopher Moore (born 1957 in Toledo, Ohio) is an America writer of comic fantasy. He grew up in Mansfield, Ohio, and attended Ohio State University and Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara, California.
Moore's novels typically involve conflicted everyman characters struggling through supernatural or extraordinary circumstances. Inheriting a humanism from his love of John Steinbeck and a sense of the absurd from Kurt Vonnegut, Moore is a best-selling author with major cult status. With the exception of Fool, all his books take place in the same universe and characters appear interchangeably from novel to novel.
According to his interview in the June 2007 issue of Writer's Digest, the film rights to Moore's first novel, Practical Demonkeeping (1992), were purchased by Disney even before the book had a publisher. In answer to repeated questions from fans over the years, Moore stated that all of his books have been optioned or sold for films, but that as yet "none of them are in any danger of being made into a movie."
As of June 2006, Moore has been living in San Francisco, California, after a few years' residence on the island of Kauai, Hawaii.