Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Charlaine Harris and the many lives of Sookie Stackhouse- Portland Oregon

Charlaine Harris, candid and straightforward, didn't need to think twice about how "True Blood," the HBO series based on her Sookie Stackhouse novels, has changed her life.

"I have a lot more money," Harris said. "We haven't really changed our way of life. We're trying hard not to."

Harris and her husband have lived in southwest Arkansas for more than 20 years and have no plans to move. It's been a great place to raise their children, and they enjoy it. Why move if you don't want to?

"I'll tell you what the biggest change has been. There's less time to do anything," Harris said. "I didn't realize the business of being Charlaine Harris would take up so much time."

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Harris reads from "Dead in the Family" at 7 p.m. May 12 at Bagdad Theater, 3702 S.E. Hawthorne Blvd. Tickets are $26 and include a copy of the book. They're available at Bagdad Theater, Crystal Ballroom, and Ticketmaster.