Sunday, April 18, 2010

Interview with Charlaine Harris from

Interview with Charlaine Harris from

Charlaine Harris has been a published novelist for more than 25 years. A native of the Mississippi Delta, she grew up in the middle of a cotton field; now she lives in Arkansas. Though her early output consisted largely of ghost stories, Charlaine was writing poetry and plays by the time she hit college.

Charlaine is a board member of the influential Mystery Writers of America, a past board member of Sisters in Crime, a member of the American Crime Writers League and past president of the Arkansas Mystery Writers Alliance.

Are you excited about coming to Australia for the Hub Production's True Blood events?

Charlaine Harris: Absolutely.

The Sookie Stackhouse series has become an international phenomenon; did you expect this kind of success?

Charlaine Harris: Half of this would have been enough. But I'm loving it, of course.

Is it hard being compared to other authors in the vampire/romance genre?

Charlaine Harris: Yes, it is. I like to think my books stand on their own merits. But we all feel that way, and comparisons are inevitable.

How did you develop the series and where did your ideas come from?

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