Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Sookie Stackhouse says so long this May

Even though the HBO soap True Blood goes on, author Charlaine Harris is putting an end to her popular book series about the mind-reading, sup-attracting waitress fans have come to love. Sookie Stackhouse’s adventures comes to an end in the ominously titled book, Dead Ever After, hitting shelves May 7.

Harris recently sat down with Entertainment Weekly to discuss Sook, her reaction to True Blood and her future plans of writing a graphic novel trilogy with Christopher Golden.

She stated that she’s known Sookie’s fate since very early on, and it was always planned. She realizes that she can’t please everyone and is always amazed when readers question how she writes the characters.

Despite being flattered that readers care so much about her creations, Harris is quoted as saying, "I’m sorry, this is the universe I’m the queen of." She also talks about the end of vampire Eric's story, and says she felt like she created a complete person with him.

Harris does say she watches and enjoys True Blood, and how she can see her same characters in a "completely new environment." She adds she has no intention of ever writing an episode because, "It would be very hard for me to adapt to their storyline."

As for what's next, Harris is working on a graphic novel series with Christopher Golden, the first of which will be released in October 2013.

Check out the Harris-narrated video and let us know if you’ll be reading Dead Ever After.

-Larissa Mrykalo