The Australian Romantic Readers Association Inc. (ARRA) attended an intimate cocktail party hosted by Charlaine’s Australian publisher, Hachette, where they welcomed Charlaine Harris to the land down under…Australia.
There was one thing we found particularly interesting in what Charlaine said at the event, and thought we would share it with you.
The bad news is that she was absolutely adamant about not dropping any hints about the final installment of the Sookie Stackhouse novels (the 13th and final book, Dead Ever After, is due out next year). Although, when asked about the Sookie–Bill–Eric love triangle, she did say, “why does everyone assume it’s going to be one of them?” A hint? A clue? Just an offhand remark? Only time will tell. Charlaine sure isn’t.
I have a better question…WHY does everyone keep throwing Bill’s name into the names of suitors? In the books, Bill is clearly out of the running. In fact, in “Deadlocked” – I think Sookie made it quite clear how she felt about him…which was that she doesn’t love him anymore. And why does Charlaine keep making us go crazy with her offhand remarks like these? To keep us guessing? To make us crazy? I guess we’ll have to wait and see…but whatever her reasons are…me no likey.
If you would like to read the rest of what they said about it, please click here: ARRA Charlaine Harris Event
FYI: here are the list of Charlaine’s Australian dates:
Saturday 28 July
Tru Blood event, John Niland Scientia Building, University of NSW, High Street, Kensington. Check their website for more details.
Sunday 29 July
Tru Blood event, The Spot Basement Theatre, 198 Berkeley Street, Melbourne. Check their website for more details.
Tuesday 31 July, 6.30 – 8.30 pm
An evening with Charlaine Harris
Perth Ballroom, Parmelia Hilton. Refreshments will be served. Tickets: $28 per person. To book: phone Dymocks Garden City 08 9364 7687 or 08 9364 7387 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday 1 August, 6.00 pm for 6.30 – 8.00 pm
An evening with Charlaine Harris—author talk and Q&A session, followed by book signing
Burnside Ballroom, 401 Greenhill Road Tusmore, Adelaide. Refreshments: wine provided by Fox Creek Wines, dessert by The Baker’s Dozen. Tickets: $10. To book: call Dymocks Adelaide on 8223 5380 or Burnside Library on 8366 4280
Thursday 2 August, 6.00 – 9.00 pm
An evening with Charlaine Harris—author talk, Q&A, then book sales and signing
Event Cinemas at Myer Centre, Level 3, Myer Centre, Elizabeth Street. Tickets: $20 ($15 for Booklover members). To book: visit Dymocks on Albert Street, call 07 3007 2800 or email email@example.com
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