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 »
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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.
True 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?
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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