I don't really have any regret in publishing, I just regret that I may not be able to keep up with answering all my e-mail as time goes on. It's starting to take a big chunk of time out of my day.
Aside from The Stupidest Angel, where you very deliberately brought as many as possible together, you've taken to having the occasional character appear in a couple of books (not sequels either). Minty Fresh was in Coyote Blue and A Dirty Job and the Emperor and his troops show up in Bloodsucking Fiends and A Dirty Job. At times when I've read your books, I feel that they exist in an alternate world and that any of the inhabitants of one book would fit pretty neatly into another. So it makes sense to me when someone from one book shows up in another one. Have you deliberately set out to create that sort of world?
Yes, in a way. Mainly I do it as a sort of Easter egg for my readers. I think it gives the reader a sense of discovery, of being in on an inside joke. And if you don't recognize the character from a previous book, it doesn't detract from the story.
Finally, never thought we'd get here did you, you've just released You Suck a sort of sequel to Bloodsucking Fiends. Can we look forward to more recurring adventures of other characters in your bizarre universe, or do you have something else up your sleeve - a rule book for Turkey Bowling for instance?
I don't have anything planned now. I had originally proposed doing two more vampire books, but I'm going to wait and see how You Suck does before I commit to writing a third. Right now I'm working on a historical novel set in Medieval England.
So there you have it folks - a brief look inside the head of the man who wrote The Island of The Sequined Love Nun and other stories of a morally significant nature. I'd like to thank Christopher Moore for taking the time to answer these questions. If you do get a chance to see him while he's on the book tour, go on up and say hi. He doesn't appear to bite, or at least he doesn't leave marks or unsightly blemishes.