Friday, July 9, 2010

Charlaine Harris Hits the Road

She'll be at Comic-Con in San Diego later in July with the cast of a hit TV show. She'll be in Australia in September with the cast of that same hit TV show. But she'll be on her own when she signs and reads from her new novel, Dead in the Family (Ace), at the Tunica Museum on July 11th and at the Hernando (Mississippi) Public Library on July 12th.

Dead in the Family sits on The New York Times' best-seller list for fiction. Her coming title, a co-edited collection of stories by a company of authors and called Death's Excellent Vacation (Ace), is due the first week of August, and "she" is Charlaine Harris — Tunica native, Rhodes College alum, Magnolia, Arkansas, resident, and very prolific and very successful author of, among a long list of fantastic tales, the Sookie Stackhouse Southern vampire series, which happens to be the source material for True Blood, the very successful HBO series.

But who, in her own words, is Charlaine Harris?
"I was born in Tunica, and for many years my father was a planter," Harris said recently by phone from her home in Magnolia. "He got a job as a schoolteacher and then as a school principal. And my mother worked at the local library for many years."

Reading in your family must have been a given.
Oh yeah, we were all great readers, my dad and brother included. It was our family pastime

read on


Rita said...

Sorry to hear that Alex will not be there
as of right now,have to wait and see.