Charlaine Harris PortraitCharlaine Harris

Born November 25, 1951 in Tunica, Mississippi

An interview with Harris from the May Wall Street Journal touched on the popularity of her vampire books, and what they possess to engender such attention:

"The Wall Street Journal: What accounts for the fascination with vampires in this country?

Charlaine Harris: America is obsessed with youth. We all want to look young forever, and vampires do. They are caught in their prime, if that's when they've been turned. And they'll be that way forever.

WSJ: How did the HBO "True Blood" series come about?

Ms. Harris: Somebody had an earlier option on the Sookie books, but it didn't come to anything. Most writers go through this once or twice in their careers. When that option expired, I had three more offers. One was from Alan Ball, who convinced me that he understood what I was doing with the books. If I wanted the spirits of the books represented as I'd written them, he said, his was the offer I should take. And I've been so happy with the choices he has made."

Charlaine Harris Book Page at amazon.com

Portrait Charlaine Harris

Below: List of books by Charlaine Harris

THE SOOKIE STACKHOUSE aka
(SOUTHERN VAMPIRE SERIES
)


Dead Ever After (book 13)
Ace, May 7, 2013, ISBN-10: 193700788X ISBN-13: 978-1937007881

Deadlocked (book 12)
Ace, May 1, 2012, ISBN-10: 1937007448 ISBN-13: 978-1937007447

The Sookie Stackhouse Companion (contains the novella "Small Town Wedding" featuring Sookie, Sam and Quinn)
Ace, August 30, 2011, ISBN-10:0441019714, ISBN-13: 978-0441019717

Dead Reckoning (book 11)
Ace, May 3, 2011, ISBN-10: 0441020313 ISBN-13: 978-0441020317

Sookie Stackhouse 8-copy Boxed Set (Sookie Stackhouse/True Blood) (books 1-8)
Ace, September 29, 2009, ISBN-10: 0441018238; ISBN-13: 978-0441018239
Recorded Books, ISBN-10: 1440717184; ISBN-13: 978-1440717185

Dead in the Family (book 10)
Ace, May 4, 2010, ISBN-10: 0441018645; ISBN-13: 978-0-441-01864-2

Dead and Gone (book 9)
Ace, April 6, 2010, ISBN-10: 0441018513; ISBN-13: 978-0-441-01851-2
Ace, October 2010, ISBN-13: 978-0-441-01921-2
Ace, May 5, 2009, ISBN-10: 0441017150; ISBN-13: 978-0441017157

From Dead To Worse (book 8)
ce, February 1, 2010, ISBN-10: 0441018327; ISBN-13: 978-0-441-01832-1
Ace, March 31, 2009, ISBN-10: 0441017010; ISBN-13: 978-0441017010
Ace, 2008, ISBN-10: 0441015891, ISBN-13: 978-0441015894
Recorded Books, ISBN-10: 1436105196; ISBN-13: 978-1436105194

All Together Dead (book 7)
Ace, January 5, 2010, ISBN-10: 0441018319; ISBN-13: 978-0-441-01831-4
Ace, January 5, 2010, ISBN-10: 0441018319; ISBN-13: 978-0-441-01831-4
Ace 2008, ISBN-10: 0441015816; ISBN-13: 978-0441015818
Ace 2007, ISBN-10: 0-441-0149-4; ISBN-13: 978-0-441-01494-1
Recorded Books, ISBN-13: 978-1-4281-4267-1

Definitely Dead (book 6)
Ace December 1, 2009, ISBN-10: 0441018297; ISBN-13: 978-0441018291
Ace 2007, ISBN-10: 0-441-01491-7; ISBN 13: 978-0-441-01491-0
Ace 2006, ISBN-10: 0-441-01400-3; ISBN-13: 978-0-441-01400-2
Recorded Books, ISBN-10: 1419381075; ISBN-13: 978-1419381072

Dead as a Doornail (book 5)
Ace, November 3, 2009, ISBN-10: 0441018300; ISBN-13: 978-0441018307
Ace 2006, ISBN-10: 0441013333; ISBN-13: 978-0441013333
Ace 2005, ISBN-10: 0-441-01279-5; ISBN-13: 978-0441012794
Recorded Books ISBN-13: 978-1-4193-4539-5

Dead to the World (book 4)
Ace October 6, 2009, ISBN-10: 0441018289; ISBN-13: 978-0441018284
Ace 2005, ISBN-10: 0-441-01218-3; ISBN-13: 978-0441012183
Ace 2004, ISBN-10: 0-441-01167-5; ISBN-13: 978-0441011674
Recorded Books ISBN 13: 978-1-4281-8389-6

Club Dead (book 3)
Ace, May 25, 2010, ISBN-10: 0441019110; ISBN-13: 978-0-441-01911-3-tv tie-in edition
Ace, March 1, 2010, ISBN-10: 0441019102; ISBN-13: 978-0-441-01910-6 -tv tie-in edition
Ace September 1, 2009, ISBN-10: 0441018270; ISBN-13: 978-0441018277
Ace 2003, ISBN -10: 0-441-01051-2 ; ISBN-13: 978-0441010516
Recorded Books, ISBN 13: 978-1428174917

Living Dead in Dallas (book 2)
Ace August 4, 2009, ISBN-10: 0441018262; ISBN-13: 978-0441018260
Ace May 26, 2009, ISBN-10: 0441018246;ISBN-13: 978-0441018246
Ace 2009, ISBN-10: 0-441-01673-1; ISBN-13: 978-0-4410-1673-0
Ace 2002, ISBN: 0-441-00923-9
Recorded Books, ISBN-13: 978-1428174245

Dead Until Dark (book 1)
Ace July 7, 2009 ISBN-10: 0441018254; ISBN-13: 978-0441018253
Ace 2008, ISBN-10: 0-441-01597-2; ISBN-13: 978-0-4410-1597-9
Ace 2008 ISBN-10: 044101699-5; ISBN-13: 978-044101699-0
Ace 2001, ISBN 0-441-00853-4
Recorded Books, ISBN-10: 142816085X; ISBN-13: 978-1428160859

Usual Suspects (contains a Sookie short story)
Ace, December 2008, ISBN-10: 0-441-01637-5;
ISBN-13: 978-0-441-01637-2

Wolfsbane and Mistletoe (contains a Sookie short story)
Ace, October 7, 2008,
ISBN-10: 0-441-01633-2; ISBN-13: 978-0-441-01633-4

Many Bloody Returns (contains a Sookie short story)
Ace 2007,
ISBN-10: 0-441-01522-0; ISBN13: 978-0-441-01522-1

All Together Dead
Ace 2007,
ISBN-10: 0-441-0149-4; ISBN-13: 978-0-441-01494-1

Definitely Dead
Ace 2006, ISBN: 0-441-01400-3
Ace 2007, ISBN-10: 0-441-01491-7; ISBN 13: 978-0-441-01491-0 (paperback)
Recorded Books,
ISBN-10: 1-419-39326-X; ISBN-13: 978-1-4193-9326-6 (audiobook)

Dead as a Doornail
Ace 2005, ISBN 0-441-01279-5*
Ace ISBN 0-441-01333-3 (paperback)
Recorded Books (audio book) 1-419-33730-0

My Big Fat Supernatural Wedding (contains short story "Tacky")
St. Martin's Griffin 2006, ISBN 0-312-34360-4

Bite [contains short story "One Word Answer"]
Jove 2005, ISBN 0-515-13970-X

Night's Edge (novella) [a Sookie-universe story, although Sookie herself does not appear in it]
Harlequin, Oct. 2004, ISBN 0-373-77010-3

Powers of Detection (contains Sookie short story)
Ace 2004, ISBN 0-441-01197-7

Dead to the World
Ace 2004, ISBN 0-441-01167-5
Ace 2005, ISBN 0-441-01218-3 (paperback)

Club Dead
Ace 2003, ISBN 0-441-01051-2

Living Dead in Dallas
Ace 2002, ISBN: 0-441-00923-9 (paperback)
Ace 2009, ISBN-10: 0-441-01673-1; ISBN-13: 978-0-4410-1673-0

Dead Until Dark
Ace 2008, ISBN-10: 0-441-01597-2; ISBN-13: 978-0-4410-1597-9
Ace 2001, ISBN 0-441-00853-4 (paperback

Dead and Gone
(May 2009)

A Touch of Dead (October 2009)
Compilation of all the Sookie-universe short stories.

Dead In The Family (May 2010)
Tenth book in the Sookie Stackhouse series.

THE AURORA TEAGARDEN SERIES

Poppy Done to Death
Worldwide 2004, ISBN: 0-373-26504-2
St. Martin's Minotaur 2003, ISBN 0-312-27764-4;

Last Scene Alive
Wordwide 2004 ISBN 0-373-26476-3
St. Martin's Minotaur, 2002, ISBN 0-312-26246-9

A Fool and His Honey
Berkley 2009, ISBN-10: 0-425-22639-5; ISBN-13: 978-0-4252-2639-1
St. Martin's Minotaur 1999, ISBN 0-312-20306
Thorndike Press, 0-7862-2467-3 (large print version)

Dead Over Heels
Berkley 2008, ISBN-10: 0-425-22303-5; ISBN-13: 978-0-4252-2303-1
Scribners 1996, ISBN 0-684-80429-8
Worldwide 1997, ISBN 0-373-26260-4

The Julius House
Berkley, 2007, ISBN 13:978-0-7783-2364-8
Worldwide, 1996, ISBN 0-373-26217-5
Scribners, 1995, ISBN 0-684-19640-9

Three Bedrooms, One Corpse
Berkley 2008 ISBN-10: 0-425-22052-4; ISBN-13: 978-0-4252-2052-8
Worldwide, 1995, ISBN 0-373-26177-2
Scribners 1994, ISBN 0-684-19643-3

A Bone to Pick
Berkley 2008, ISBN-10: 0-425-21979-8; ISBN-13: 978-0-4252-1979-9
Worldwide 1994, ISBN 0-373-26136-5
Walker 1992 ISBN 0-8027-1245-2

Real Murders
Berkley 2007 ISBN 10: 0-425-21871-6, ISBN 13: 978-0-4252-1871-6
Walker 1990, ISBN 0-8027-5769-3
Worldwide 1992, ISBN 0-373-26104-7

THE LILY BARD "SHAKESPEARE" SERIES

Shakespeare's Counselor
Berkley 2005, ISBN-10: 0-425-20114-7; ISBN-13: 978-0-4252-0114-5
St. Martin's Minotaur 2001, ISBN 0-312-27762-8

Shakespeare's Trollop
Berkley 2004, ISBN-10: 0-425-1969-9; ISBN-13: 978-0-4251-9699-1
St. Martin's Minotaur 2000, ISBN 0-312-26228-0

Shakespeare's Christmas
Berkley 2008, ISBN-10: 0-425-22497-X
ISBN-13: 978-0-4252-2497-7
St. Martin's Press 1998, ISBN 0-312-19330-0
Dell 1998, ISBN 0-440-23499-9
Shakespeare's Champion
Berkley 2006, ISBN 0-425-21310-2; ISBN-13: 978-0-4252-1310-0*
St. Martin's Press, 1997, ISBN 0-312-17005-X
Dell 1997, ISBN 0-440-22421-7

Shakespeare's Landlord
Berkley 2005, ISBN 0-425-20686-6; ISBN-13: 978-0-4252-0686-7*
St. Martin's Press 1996, ISBN 0-312-14415-6

THE HARPER CONNELLY SERIES

An Ice Cold Grave
Berkley Prime Crime, September 2007, ISBN 0-425-21729-9; 978-0425217290*

Grave Surprise
Berkley Prime Crime, September 2006, ISBN 0-425-21203-3

Grave Sight
Berkley, 2007, ISBN 0-425-21289-0 (paperback)
Berkley Prime Crime, October 2005, ISBN 0-425-20568-1

NON-SERIES

A Secret Rage
Ballantine, August 2007, ISBN-10: 0425214532; ISBN-13: 978-0425214534 (reissue)
Houghton Mifflin, 1984 ISBN 0-395-35323-8
Ballantine, 1984 ISBN 0-345-32102-2
Severn House, 1984 ISBN 0-7278-1079-0

Sweet and Deadly
Berkley, March 2007, ISBN 13: 978-0-425-21462-6 (reissue)
Houghton Mifflin, 1981, ISBN 0-395-30532-2
Ballantine, 1981, ISBN 0-345-32101-4
Albatrosz Konyvek, 1981 (Hungarian title "Fajo Szivvel")
Robert Hale, 1981, ISBN 0-7091-9700-4

Sweet and Deadly
Berkley, March 2007, ISBN 13: 978-0-425-21462-6 (reissue)
Houghton Mifflin, 1981, ISBN 0-395-30532-2
Ballantine, 1981, ISBN 0-345-32101-4
Albatrosz Konyvek, 1981 (Hungarian title "Fajo Szivvel")
Robert Hale, 1981, ISBN 0-7091-9700-4

Schedule of new and reissued books by Charlaine Harris for 2009-2010 based upon lists available from the writer's web site:

Book Releases 2009

February

Many Bloody Returns (trade paperback), Ace Books anthology

A Fool and His Honey (paperback), Berkley Books (Aurora Teagarden #6)

April

From Dead to Worse (paperback and audio), Ace Books (Sookie Stackhouse #8)

May

Dead and Gone (hardcover), Ace Books (Sookie Stackhouse #9)

Last Scene Alive (paperback), Berkley Books (Aurora Teagarden #7)

Living Dead in Dallas (TV tie-in)(paperback), Ace Books (Sookie Stackhouse/True Blood)

July

Poppy Done to Death (paperback), Berkley Books (Aurora Teagarden #8)

Strange Brew (trade paperback), St. Martin Books (anthology collection)

August

Night’s Edge (paperback), HQN anthology

September

Must Love Hell Hounds (trade paperback), Berkley Books, anthology

October

A Touch of Dead (Sookie collection) (hardcover), Ace Books

Sookie Stackhouse 8 book set, Ace Books

November

Grave Secret (hardcover and audio), Berkley Books

Book Releases 2010

Club Dead (hardcover), Ace Books (Sookie Stackhouse #3)

Sookie Stackhouse Books in translation

The Stackhouse books are in print in the United Kingdom, Japan, Greece, Poland, Germany, Spain, Thailand, Korea, France, the Czech Republic, Australia, and Russia.

Life as a best selling writer

An interview with Harris at lovingtruebloodindallas.com allows Harris to talk about her recent successes:

"Life has already changed a lot. While 'Dead and Gone' was my first number one book, I'd had many other books on the NY Times list," she said. "Yes, my life has changed significantly. It's been fun watching the television show and meeting the cast and crew. I'll probably do a cameo on the show, if we can work out a date that suits both Alan (Alan Ball, producer) and myself. It's more fun going to the bank."

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