It's the finale — and the only Michigan appearance planned — for a publicity tour surrounding the release of her upcoming novel "Dead Reckoning." The book, on sale May 3, is the 11th installment in the ultra-popular Sookie Stackhouse vampire fiction series, which is the inspiration for the HBO phenomenon "True Blood."
Tickets go on sale Friday, April 15 at 10 a.m. and are available in four price tiers: premium access to the front of the book-signing line, special reserved seating and an autographed copy of the latest novel for $38.50; special reserved seating and a copy of the latest novel for $28.50; special reserved seating only for $15; and general seating for $12. Tickets will be available from ticketweb.com or by phone at 866-468-3401..
Last year, Harris' novel "Dead in the Family," of the same series, sold 200,000 copies in its first week on sale and debuted in the #1 slot on both the New York Times and USA Today best-seller lists. In October 2008, she became the only author to have an entire series place on the New York Times best-seller lists simultaneously. There are currently more than 20 million copies of the ten-book series in print.
The event will be the finale of a nationwide tour for the new novel. Harris will discuss the new book and popular series, followed by a moderated audience Q&A. A book signing will follow for anyone who purchases the title through the advance ticket offer via ticketweb.com or from Nicola's Books on-site that evening.