Author Chuck Palahniuk is one of those characters you expect to find in a book, not writing the book. Palahniuk is iconoclastic, minimalistic, and idolized by many. He's best known for his book “Fight Club,” which was turned into a cult movie favorite starring Ed Norton and Brad Pitt.
Palahniuk is a prolific writer; his new book, "Doomed," is due out October 8.
"Doomed" is the sequel to his 2011 book, "Damned" and is the second in the trilogy. This book moves Madison, the dead protagonist of "Damned," from Hell into Purgatory (a/k/a Earth). Palahniuk says the novel follows Madison for a year as a ghost on earth and introduces the “centuries-long conspiracy engineered to train and test Maddy for her role as the savior of all spiritual beings...Nope, nothing subtle, here...Oh, I forgot to mention it but the world ends in this next book.”
To support the book, Palahniuk is taking his act on the road. The full tour list has just been announced and ticket info can be found at his website, ChuckPalahniuk.net. October looks to be a busy month for Mr. Palahniuk as he travels to Wichita, KS, Tulsa, OK, Houston, TX, New Orleans, LA, Baltimore, MD, Milwaukee, WI, Toronto, ON, Calgary, AL and Nashville, TN. Palahniuk's readings are an experience - during his tour in support of "Haunted," he would read a piece called 'Guts,' which detailed accidents related to masturbation. He reported over the course of the tour over seventy people fainted during the readings.
Palahniuk is also well-known for his support of the writing community. His piece, 13 Writing Tips, offers solid advice all writers should check out, especially rule eleven.