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|Birth name:||Charlaine Harris Schultz |
|Date of birth:||November 25th, 1951|
|Place of birth:||Tunica, Mississippi|
|Notable works:||Southern Vampire Mysteries|
|1st Horror:||Southern Vampire Mysteries: Dead Until Dark|
Charlaine Harris is an American author specializing in mystery fiction novels. Her collected works have placed her on the New York Times best-selling authors list. Harris is best known for writing a series of romantic/horror novels known as the "Southern Vampire Mysteries", which features a female telepath named Sookie Stackhouse. Harris' Southern Vampire Mysteries novels have been adapted into the popular HBO television series True Blood. Harris also wrote another family of mystery novels collectively known as "The Harper Connelly Mysteries". The series features a young woman named Harper Connelly who, after being struck by lightning, is able to locate dead bodies and determine their cause of death. In addition to "The Southern Vampire Mysteries" and "The Harper Connelly Mysteries", Harris has also written the Aurora Teagarden series of novels and the Lily Bard series of novels.
Body of work[edit | edit source]
The Southern Vampire Mysteries[edit | edit source]
|Book One||Dead Until Dark||May, 2001|
|Book Two||Living Dead in Dallas||March, 2002|
|Book Three||Club Dead||May, 2003|
|Book Four||Dead to the World||May, 2004|
|Book Five||Dead as a Doornail||May, 2005|
|Book Six||Southern Vampire Mysteries: Definitely Dead||May, 2006|
|Book Seven||All Together Dead||May, 2007|
|Book Eight||From Dead to Worse||October, 2008|
|Book Nine||Dead and Gone||May, 2009|
|Book Ten||Dead in the Family||May, 2010|
|Book Eleven||Dead Reckoning||May, 2011|
|Book Twelve||Deadlocked||May, 2012|
|Book Thirteen||Dead Ever After||May, 2013|
Notes & Trivia[edit | edit source]
- One of Charlaine's novels from "The Southern Vampire Mysteries" series makes a cameo appearance in the pilot episode of True Blood. Adele Stackhouse is seen reading the book at her kitchen table when she is first introduced.
- Charlaine Harris makes a cameo guest appearance in the season two finale of True Blood, "Beyond Here Lies Nuthin'" as a patron at Merlotte's.
- Charlaine Harris also makes a cameo appearance as an infomercial sound mixer in the series finale, "Thank You".
- The character of Charlaine Bellefleur, who is one of Andy Bellefleur's Fairy halfling daughters, is named for Charlaine Harris.
- Another book series authored by Charlaine Harris, Midnight Crossroad, was optioned to NBC in October, 2015. 
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References[edit | edit source]
- Fantastic Fiction
- Ausiello, Michael (10-29-2015); TV Line.com; "True Blood Author Charlaine Harris Bringing Midnight, Texas to NBC".
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