Charlaine Harris Interview Intro:
Hello everyone! Book Monster Reviews and LITERAL ADDICTION are incredibly honored to host the fabulous Charlaine Harris on our sites today.
Charlaine has a great press biography on her site so we figured we’d borrow it for her Event today:
Sookie Stackhouse has proven to be so popular that Alan Ball, creator of the HBO television series Six Feet Under, announced he would undertake the production of a new HBO series based upon the books. He wrote and directed the pilot episode for that series, True Blood, which premiered in September of 2008 . It was an instant success and is now filming its fourth season.
In October 2005, the first of Harris’s new mystery series about a young woman named Harper Connelly debuted with the release of Grave Sight. Harper has the ability to determine the cause of death of any body. After four novels, this series is on hiatus.
Harris has also co-edited four very popular anthologies with her friend Toni L.P. Kelner. The anthologies feature stories with an element of the supernatural, and the submissions come from a rare mixture of mystery and urban fantasy writers.
Professionally, Harris is a member of the Mystery Writers of America, the American Crime Writers League, Sisters in Crime, and the International Crime Writers Association. She is a past member of the boards of Sisters in Crime and MWA. She is also a member of Science Fiction Writers of America, Horror Writers Association, and Romance Writers of America, just to make sure she’s covered.
Personally, Harris is married and the mother of three. She lives in a small town in Southern Arkansas and when she is not writing her own books, she reads omnivorously. Her house is full of rescue dogs.”
For those of you not yet familiar with Charlaine’s library of literary excellence, we thought we’d give you the overview of each of the series and the synopses of a handful of books to show you what you’re missing.
1. “Grave Sight”
2. “Grave Surprise”
3. “An Ice Cold Grave”
4. “Grave Secret”
AURORA TEAGARDEN MYSTERIES
1. “Real Murders”
2. “A Bone to Pick”
3. “Three Bedrooms, One Corpse”
4. “The Julius House”
5. “Dead Over Heels”
6. “A Fool and his Honey”
7. “Last Scene Alive”
8. “Poppy Done to Death”
LILY BARD – SHAKESPEARE
1. “Shakespeare’s Landlord”
2. “Shakespeare’s Champion”
3. “Shakespeare’s Christmas”
4. “Shakespeare’s Trollop”
5. “Shakespeare’s Counselor”
SOUTHERN VAMPIRE/SOOKIE STACKHOUSE
1. “Dead Until Dark”
2. “Living Dead in Dallas”
3. “Club Dead”
4. “Dead to the World”
5. “Dead as a Doornail”
6. “Definitely Dead”
7. “All Together Dead”
8. “From Dead to Worse”
9. “Dead and Gone”
10. “Dead in the Family”
11. “Dead Reckoning”
12. “Deadlocked” (Released 5/1/12)
HARPER CONNELLY Book #1:
AURORA TEAGARDEN Book #1:
“Dead Until Dark”
SOUTHERN VAMPIRE Book #1:
SOUTHERN VAMPIRE Book #6:
SOUTHERN VAMPIRE Book #12:
With Felipe de Castro, the Vampire King of Louisiana (and Arkansas and Nevada), in town, it’s the worst possible time for a body to show up in Eric Northman’s front yard—especially the body of a woman whose blood he just drank.
Now, it’s up to Sookie and Bill, the official Area Five investigator, to solve the murder. Sookie thinks that, at least this time, the dead girl’s fate has nothing to do with her. But she is wrong. She has an enemy, one far more devious than she would ever suspect, who’s out to make Sookie’s world come crashing down.
We know it’s not nearly enough but we hope that it was enough to show our new readers just what they’re missing. We highly suggest that you go and find them from your favorite bookseller very soon, but for now, let’s get to the interview and learn some more about Charlaine and her wonderful books.
LITERAL ADDICTION/Book Monster Reviews: Hi Charlaine! We’re very happy to have you with us today and we’re hoping that maybe we can turn some new readers on to your work. Thank you so much for taking time out of you busy schedule to spend some time with us and let our readers get to know you a bit better.
CHARLAINE: Sure. I enjoy talking to readers.
LITERAL ADDICTION/Book Monster Reviews: We always like to start out by learning more about our guest authors…
CHARLAINE: It’s hard to imagine such a thing, but of course I love to read, I watch some television, and our dogs seem to take up a lot of time.
Q3): What are 3 things that can always make you smile no matter what?
CHARLAINE: Pictures of my children, Kathy Griffin, a compliment from another writer.
CHARLAINE: I am really un-quirky. No. I just sit at my desk with a glass of water or a cup of coffee and start working. I get my social media out of the way first. Then I go back to what I wrote the day before, I edit that, and I move on to new material. Unless I get interrupted.
Q5): If you could spend the day with anyone – alive, dead, fictional, etc – with whom would you want to spend it, and what would you like to do?
CHARLAINE: My mother passed away two years ago. I’d love to have another day with her.
CHARLAINE: That’s a complicated question. I wouldn’t actually ask my characters questions; I know what they would say, since I created them.
LITERAL ADDICTION/Book Monster Reviews: Since “Deadlocked” is the new release that we’re here to help celebrate and promote, we’ll focus the majority of our questions on the SOUTHERN VAMPIRE series but we do want to know about your other amazing work as well.
CHARLAINE: I love the show. I love that I don’t always know what’s going to happen.
Q11): What about the series are you the most proud of? Do you maybe have a favorite book of the series so far, a favorite plot twist, a remarkable fan reaction, etc?
Q13): You’ve written a variety of different preternatural characters with passion and heart. Do you have a particular favorite ‘supe group’ personally? Why?
CHARLAINE: No, each one has its strengths and weaknesses, and a long list of imperfections. It’s fun to write about them all.
If you want to keep up with Charlaine, you can find him online at his Website, on Facebook, and/or GoodReads.
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