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Watch the trailer for Charlaine Harris' next series 'Midnight Crossroad' -- EXCLUSIVE


Now that Charlaine Harris has killed off her Sookie Stackhouse series, she’s starting over with a brand new rural Gothic trilogy, starting with Midnight Crossroad, coming May 6. Last November, Harris gave EW a little tease into the upcoming novel:

The Midnight books are about a group of people, all of them with secrets, drawn to a remote and rural crossroad in Texas. Some of them are people I’ve wanted to revisit from other, older, series, and some of them are people my readers have never met before. There are supernatural elements in the Midnight books, but they’re not as focused on the otherworldly as my Sookie Stackhouse novels. It’s refreshing and revitalizing to be doing something so new and different.

Now EW has the exclusive trailer for Midnight Crossroad — which looks a little like the opening credits to a True Blood-like TV show. Check it out below. READ FULL STORY

See the cover of Charlaine Harris' new novel 'Midnight Crossroad' -- EXCLUSIVE


Now that Charlaine Harris has driven a stake into her Sookie Stackhouse series, she’s starting over with a brand new planned trilogy. Midnight Crossroad, coming in May 2014, will kick off the series. Harris gave EW a little tease into the upcoming novel: READ FULL STORY

'Dead Ever After': Charlaine Harris on Sookie Stackhouse's final chapter -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO


Ready your tissues, Sookie Stackhouse fans! Though True Blood is still going strong (hey, Billith!), Charlaine Harris’ long-running book series chronicling the adventures of a mind-reading barmaid and her (many) supernatural lovers is finally coming to an end this May with Dead Ever After. We spoke to Harris about her future plans, saying goodbye to Sookie, and, most importantly (for this reporter anyways), what’s been going on with the Viking Vampire God known as Eric. But before you read our interview, check out an exclusive trailer for Sookie’s 13th and final outing, narrated by Ms. Harris herself! READ FULL STORY

On the Books: 'Sookie Stackhouse' author Charlaine Harris to write graphic novel trilogy, Penny Marshall to release memoir through Amazon

++ Charlaine Harris’ extremely popular Sookie Stackhouse series, which inspired HBO’s True Blood, will be coming to an end after book 13 (slated for May 2013). However, she’s already busy writing Cemetery Girl, the first volume in a graphic novel trilogy illustrated by Don Kramer. The upcoming series will follow an amnesiac girl living alone in a graveyard.

++ Amazon, which has been steadily growing its roster of authors, has announced that it will publish Penny Marshall’s memoir My Mother Was Nuts in Fall 2012. Amazon’s offer for the memoir rights, which is said to have been considerable, beat out those of several other traditional publishers. Marshall’s literary agent Dan Strone says that Amazon’s offer also included a much higher royalty on e-books than the 25 percent normally given by publishers.

'Sookie Stackhouse' author Charlaine Harris talks about her new videogame 'Dying For Daylight'

Charlaine-Harris-True-BloodImage Credit: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty ImagesCharlaine Harris has a new Sookie Stackhouse novel on the way in May (Dead Reckoning is the title; you can read the first chapter here), but fans of the author who inspired HBO’s acclaimed drama True Blood can fill the time until then with another one of her vampires — provided they have a computer. Available today: Dying for Daylight is a downloadable game for the PC produced by iPlay Entertainment starring one of Harris’ other “Sookieverse” creations, the feisty, fashion-forward vamp Dahlia, who has appeared in three short stories. (There’s a “Sookieverse” bibliography available at Harris’ website.) The hidden object light adventure game — about eight months in the making –allows you to play as Dahlia as she searches southern gothic locals like New Orleans and Memphis for a legendary potion that can allow vampires to survive in sunlight. It’s an interesting new form of expression for Harris, a self-professed luddite. “I am so far behind on technology,” says Harris, 59, who does keep a Facebook page. “I don’t even tweet. It’s just another way to use time that I should use writing. I keep thinking I need to know how to do [Twitter]! And then I realized: I already know all these different ways to communicate to fans — how about giving them a book to read!’”

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: Why, then, were you interested in exploring the world of games?
CHARLAINE HARRIS: Well, my kids play videogames, and I grew up seeing a lot of videogames, although the few times I tried to play the, I was an abysmal failure. Then I saw some of my friends — fellow writers — venturing into videogames, and I thought: “Well, golly, nobody has ever asked me!” So I was thrilled when my agents told the people over at iPlay were interested in me.  READ FULL STORY

Charlaine Harris: Sookie Stackhouse series author takes our book quiz

Charlaine-Harris-Dead-in-the-familyTrue Blood fans, you have Charlaine Harris to thank for the highly addictive series; it’s based on her wildly popular Sookie Stackhouse novels. The latest edition, Dead in the Family, is out May 4. We gave the Southern native a quick quiz on some of her favorite books — including the one she wishes she could read again and again.

What’s a book you’ve faked reading?
Moby Dick. I gave it a tremendous try, but I don’t think I ever finished. Oh, The Magic Mountain, too.

What was your favorite book as a child?
Jane Eyre.

What’s a book you’ve gone back to and read over and over?
Pride and Prejudice.

What author (living or dead) would you most like to meet?
I know most of the living writers I’d wanted to meet, which is one of the great things about my job. I would have loved to have met Shirley Jackson.

What’s a book you wish you could experience again for the first time?
Caught Stealing by Charlie Huston.

What fictional character would you most like to marry?
Ha! Hmmm. Mr. Rochester? Darcy? Nope. Oh, I know! Bones, from Jeaniene Frost’s books.

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