Christopher Moore and Me

Earlier this year I got the chance to meet Christopher Moore for the first time. It was at the Locus Awards in Seattle. He was the host of the awards. I’ve been a big fan of his work for a long time, so I was in fan boy mode while I was there. So, like a fan boy, during the signing session before the awards I went up to him to sign a copy of Fool. But what threw me off was that he recognized me.

He said something like, “Carlton Mellick III? I’ve been excited to meet you all weekend!” A dumbfounded look crossed my face and he said. “Man, you have the craziest book titles! … And the kinkiest fans!”

We talked for a while and I soon realized he is one of the coolest, nicest, most down to earth writers I’ve ever met. And I’ve met a ton of them.

Recently an author friend told me that I should quote what Christopher Moore said to me and use it as a blurb. I wasn’t sure if that’s okay to do, since it was done verbally and wasn’t in writing. But people have said “No, you totally should!”

So I think I might have to, because it is a pretty awesome blurb:

“Carlton Mellick III has the craziest book titles… and the kinkiest fans!” – Christopher Moore

I especially like it because it praises my readers more than my work. That’s a pretty rare thing. So there it is. I’m positing it on my website right now. Though I’ll be using the blurb online, I probably won’t use it elsewhere unless I get explicit permission. Maybe I’ll contact him about it soon.

I might have to also blog about my experience with Chuck Palahniuk at some point. He was one my instructors at the Clarion workshop, so I basically lived with him for a week. There’s a lot of stories from that. A great guy. Conversations with him are endlessly interesting, because he has so many weird stories and anecdotes.

2 Responses to “Christopher Moore and Me”

  1. You do have the craziest titles! I just ordered Cannibals of Candyland, after seeing the link on this blog.

  2. danielle crelly Says:

    well if any of your other fans are half as kinky as i am that blurb is so true!

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