Charlaine Harris Promotes Dead in the Family and True Blood in Seattle

May 20, 2010 by  

Still on her book tour for Dead in the Family, which has now hit #1 on the New York Times Bestseller List, author Charlaine Harris made a stop in Seattle on the New Day Northwest morning show.

She talked about how far ahead she is planning the Sookie Stackhouse series:

“I do know where I’m going, but I don’t know how long it’s gonna take me to get there.”

Charlaine’s contract takes her through Book 13, so she will evaluate how much story she has left to tell as she continues writing. The host, Margaret Larson, asked about all the books having “Dead” in the title, to which Charlaine nodded and said that was her publisher’s idea:

“It’s certainly easier to think of good titles if you don’t have to include a mandatory word!”

They also discussed True Blood, telling the audience that the Season 2 DVD will be released on May 25th and Season 3 will premiere on June 13th. They showed the clip from Season 2 in which Bill and Eric meet in the clothing section of the department store and argue about Sookie going to Dallas.

Ms. Larson laughed about how many passionate Alexander Skarsgard fans have gathered over the last year, and Charlaine added that Stephen Moyer is not too shabby with adoring fans, either!

One thing that Charlaine seems happiest about from the popularity of the show based off her books is that her kids now think of her as a really cool mom. They got to accompany her to one of HBO’s premiere parties and loved getting the star treatment.

Based on the success of Dead in the Family in the short time since its release, it looks like people are still crazy about vampires and Sookie’s story in particular, but we’ll see in a few weeks if True Blood obsession has grown enough to break Season 2’s huge viewer records!


(Photo credit: HBO Inc.)