Becca Wilcott, Author of Truly, Madly, Deadly, Talks True Blood

May 26, 2010 by  

Books on TV was able to catch up with writer Becca Wilcott, author of Truly, Madly, Deadly: The Unofficial True Blood Companion. Becca Wilcott knows True Blood very well and can describe the series with such detail by describing the scenes and has the story line so memorized, one would have thought she had been there from the beginning.

“Alan Ball, the series creator, has said that True Blood is about the terrors of intimacy. I think that’s spot on. Most of life is about such terror, but it’s particularly fitting for this show, one in which the main characters struggle constantly with what they share with the outside world, what they keep hidden, what secrets they’re trying to outrun, and which secrets need to be brought into the light of day.”

It is very evident that Becca is a big fan of the show which was one of the reasons that she chose to write a companion of the show.  She really wanted to give tribute to the show that she believes is more than just TV.  The companion consists of  extensive and detailed character bios and episode guides.

“The guides themselves aren’t synopses, so much as one long thread that ties two seasons of storytelling together. They showcase the key themes along with my own take of their effectiveness. But the reader can also expect highlights, Did You Know tidbits, as well as my vote for the creepiest moments in each show, and relationship advice for all the characters who seem to be fumbling through their love and family lives with stupendously horrific results. “

Becca, also, includes two interviews with Kristin Bauer, who plays Pam, and Patricia Bethune, who plays Jane Bodehouse. The companion also includes a few extra tidbits like interviews with the author of  Bite: A Vampire Handbook, interview with screenwriter of Gingersnaps Karen Walton, and lots of vampire myths and origins.

This book will be a favorite of all fans of either True Blood or vampires in general. This can be something fans can “bite” into until the new season premiere on June 13th.


(Photo credit:  HBO Inc.)