Hey Eric & Sookie Lovers! :)
Charlaine recently toured the Seattle area to sign autographs and read the latest Sookie book, Dead Reckoning!
One of Seattle’s premier websites, Seattlest interviewed Charlaine during her stay!
This is a portion of what was shared…
What is your favorite compliment you’ve gotten from a reader? Your strangest response to the books?
Several readers have told me that I got them through hard times in their lives: the terminal illness of a loved one, severe depression, and other terrible situations. What an amazing compliment those have been.
The strangest response? People who obviously think I write very racy and daring books. Some of the Sookie books don’t contain any sex scenes at all. I wonder what else they’re reading! My books seem so mild to me.
Have you changed direction in any of the story lines because of reader (or viewer) feedback?
No. Being a writer isn’t like running a democracy. I know that in these times of instant reader access to writers, that line gets blurred a bit.
What do you think about “True Blood”? How has it influenced your writing, if at all?
I don’t believe it has: Alan is filming Book Four, more or less, and I’ve completed the eleventh book. I love the show.
“True Blood” has featured some significant deviations from your novels in both story and characters. How does that make you feel?
Alan and his writers are all very smart and very experienced. I knew they would have their own ideas and sudden inspirations to change the story line. It certainly makes the viewing more interesting for me.
You can read the rest of the interview in its entirety here!