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May 2011

What’s New · Charlaine Harris Program at the Main Library

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Charlaine Harris, author of the enormously popular Sookie Stackhouse novels will be at the Main Library on Saturday, June 18 at 2:00 p.m. As part of the Library’s 2011 Author Series, Ms. Harris, who has been writing for 30 years, will discuss her books, her career, take audience questions, and sign books in the Reading Garden Lounge on the first floor of the Atrium.

This event, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by the John T. Nolan Fund, the Library Programs Fund, and The Friends of the Public Library.

About Charlaine Harris

After publishing two stand-alone mysteries, Harris launched the lighthearted Aurora Teagarden books in 1990, followed by the much darker Shakespeare mysteries in 1996. After Shakespeare, Harris created the Sookie Stackhouse urban fantasy series about a telepathic waitress named Sookie Stackhouse who works in a bar in the fictional Northern Louisiana town of Bon Temps. Each book follows Sookie through her adventures involving vampires, werewolves, and other supernatural creatures. The series, which now numbers eleven titles, has been released worldwide.

Dead in the Family

Sookie Stackhouse was so popular, Alan Ball, creator of HBO’s Six Feet Under, announced he would undertake the production of a new HBO series based upon the books. He wrote and directed the pilot episode for True Blood, which premiered in September of 2008. It was an instant success and is now filming its fourth season.

Harris, married and the mother of three, lives in a small town in Southern Arkansas. When she is not writing her own books, she reads omnivorously. Her house is full of rescue dogs.

Library Foundation Reception with Charlaine Harris

Charlaine Harris’ 2:00 p.m. talk is free and open to the public, but for those who would like a more personal experience with the author, The Library Foundation is hosting a special fundraising reception with the author. It takes place prior to her public program from 12:00-1:30 p.m. in the Huenefeld Tower Room (on the Main Library’s 3rd floor). Tickets are $100.00 and include lunch, a meet and greet with Charlaine Harris, an autographed copy of her new release Dead Reckoning, and front row seating in the Reading Garden Lounge, where she will be discussing her novels. Reservations are limited. Please contact the Foundation Office by phone (513-369-4595) or email for questions and reservations.