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Charlaine Harris

New York Times Best-Selling Author of the "Sookie Stackhouse" Novels, the Basis for the Hit HBO Series "True Blood"

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 Charlaine Harris Biography

Charlaine Harris Schulz is an American New York Times bestselling author who has been writing mysteries for thirty years.

Harris was born in Tunica, Mississippi. After publishing two stand-alone mysteries, Harris began the lighthearted Aurora Teagarden books with Real Murders, a Best Novel 1990 nomination for the Agatha Awards. Harris wrote several books in the series before the mid-1990s when she began branching out into other works. She did not resume the series until 1999, with the exception of one short story in a Murder, She Wrote anthology titled "Murder, They Wrote".

In 1996, she released the first in the Shakespeare series featuring cleaning lady detective Lily Bard, set in rural Arkansas. The fifth book in the series, Shakespeare's Counselor, was printed in fall 2001, followed by the short story "Dead Giveaway" published in the Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine in December of the same year. Harris has stated on her website that she has finished with the series.

After Shakespeare, Harris created The Southern Vampire Mysteries series about a telepathic waitress named Sookie Stackhouse who works in a northern Louisiana bar. The first book in the series, Dead Until Dark, won the Anthony Award for Best Paperback Mystery in 2001. Each book follows Sookie as she tries to solve mysteries involving vampires, werewolves, and other supernatural creatures. The series has been released in Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Spain, Greece, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Italy, Argentina, Poland, Serbia, Brazil, Great Britain, Ireland, Mexico, Norway, Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Lithuania, Hungary, Bulgaria, Portugal, Iceland, Czech Republic, Romania, Estonia and Israel. Harris wrote thirteen novels in the series. The thirteenth and final novel in the series, Dead Ever After, was published in May 2013, with a supplemental book, After Dead, released in October 2013.

Sookie Stackhouse had proven to be so popular that Alan Ball, creator of the HBO television series Six Feet Under, undertook the production of a series based upon The Southern Vampire Mysteries. He wrote and directed the pilot episode for the series, True Blood, which premiered on September 7, 2008 on HBO. The television show was a critical and financial success for HBO running 7 seasons through the 2014 year.

October 2005 marked the debut of Harris's new series entitled The Harper Connelly Mysteries, with the release of Grave Sight. The series is told by a young woman named Harper Connelly, who after being struck by lightning, is able to locate dead bodies and to see their last moments through the eyes of the deceased. In October 2010, it was announced Harper Connelly's series had been optioned for a television series named Grave Sight.

2014 marked the debut of the Cemetery Girl series, a graphic novel series co-written with Christopher Golden and illustrated by Don Kramer.

Professionally, Harris is a member of the Mystery Writers of America and the American Crime Writers League. She is a member of the board of Sisters in Crime, and alternates with Joan Hess as president of the Arkansas Mystery Writers Alliance.

In her personal life, Harris has been married for many years. She has three children and two grandchildren. She is a former weightlifter and karate student, she is also an avid reader and cinephile. Harris formerly resided in Magnolia, Arkansas, where she was the senior warden of St. James Episcopal Church, and currently lives in Texas.

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Day Shift (Midnight, Texas)

Day Shift (Midnight, Texas)

Dead But Not Forgotten: Stories from the World of Sookie Stackhouse

Dead But Not Forgotten: Stories from the World of Sookie Stackhouse

Midnight Crossroad (Midnight, Texas)

Midnight Crossroad (Midnight, Texas)

Dead Ever After: A Sookie Stackhouse Novel (Sookie Stackhouse/True Blood)

Dead Ever After: A Sookie Stackhouse Novel (Sookie Stackhouse/True Blood)

Cemetery Girl: Book One: The Pretenders (The Cemetery Girl Trilogy)

Cemetery Girl: Book One: The Pretenders (The Cemetery Girl Trilogy)

Dead of Night: Dancers in the Dark\The Devil's Footprints

Dead of Night: Dancers in the Dark\The Devil's Footprints

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    Charlaine discusses the creation and development her popular characters, and how the elements of a novel combine to achieve an overall atmosphere and effect.

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Charlaine Harris

New York Times Best-Selling Author of the "Sookie Stackhouse" Novels, the Basis for the Hit HBO Series "True Blood"

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Charlaine Harris Biography

Charlaine Harris Schulz is an American New York Times bestselling author who has been writing mysteries for thirty years.

Harris was born in Tunica, Mississippi. After publishing two stand-alone mysteries, Harris began the lighthearted Aurora Teagarden books with Real Murders, a Best Novel 1990 nomination for the Agatha Awards. Harris wrote several books in the series before the mid-1990s when she began branching out into other works. She did not resume the series until 1999, with the exception of one short story in a Murder, She Wrote anthology titled "Murder, They Wrote".

In 1996, she released the first in the Shakespeare series featuring cleaning lady detective Lily Bard, set in rural Arkansas. The fifth book in the series, Shakespeare's Counselor, was printed in fall 2001, followed by the short story "Dead Giveaway" published in the Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine in December of the same year. Harris has stated on her website that she has finished with the series.

After Shakespeare, Harris created The Southern Vampire Mysteries series about a telepathic waitress named Sookie Stackhouse who works in a northern Louisiana bar. The first book in the series, Dead Until Dark, won the Anthony Award for Best Paperback Mystery in 2001. Each book follows Sookie as she tries to solve mysteries involving vampires, werewolves, and other supernatural creatures. The series has been released in Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Spain, Greece, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Italy, Argentina, Poland, Serbia, Brazil, Great Britain, Ireland, Mexico, Norway, Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Lithuania, Hungary, Bulgaria, Portugal, Iceland, Czech Republic, Romania, Estonia and Israel. Harris wrote thirteen novels in the series. The thirteenth and final novel in the series, Dead Ever After, was published in May 2013, with a supplemental book, After Dead, released in October 2013.

Sookie Stackhouse had proven to be so popular that Alan Ball, creator of the HBO television series Six Feet Under, undertook the production of a series based upon The Southern Vampire Mysteries. He wrote and directed the pilot episode for the series, True Blood, which premiered on September 7, 2008 on HBO. The television show was a critical and financial success for HBO running 7 seasons through the 2014 year.

October 2005 marked the debut of Harris's new series entitled The Harper Connelly Mysteries, with the release of Grave Sight. The series is told by a young woman named Harper Connelly, who after being struck by lightning, is able to locate dead bodies and to see their last moments through the eyes of the deceased. In October 2010, it was announced Harper Connelly's series had been optioned for a television series named Grave Sight.

2014 marked the debut of the Cemetery Girl series, a graphic novel series co-written with Christopher Golden and illustrated by Don Kramer.

Professionally, Harris is a member of the Mystery Writers of America and the American Crime Writers League. She is a member of the board of Sisters in Crime, and alternates with Joan Hess as president of the Arkansas Mystery Writers Alliance.

In her personal life, Harris has been married for many years. She has three children and two grandchildren. She is a former weightlifter and karate student, she is also an avid reader and cinephile. Harris formerly resided in Magnolia, Arkansas, where she was the senior warden of St. James Episcopal Church, and currently lives in Texas.

Charlaine Harris Videos

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  • Charlaine Harris discusses AFTER DEAD - YouTube
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Charlaine Harris Speaking Topics

  • The Creative Writing Process

    Charlaine discusses the creation and development her popular characters, and how the elements of a novel combine to achieve an overall atmosphere and effect.

FAQs on booking Charlaine Harris

  • How to book Charlaine Harris?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Charlaine Harris for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Charlaine Harris, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Charlaine Harris or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Charlaine Harris?

    Booking fees for Charlaine Harris, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Charlaine Harris, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Charlaine Harris?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Charlaine Harris for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Charlaine Harris for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Charlaine Harris or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Charlaine Harris or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Charlaine Harris is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Charlaine Harris for your event is $30,000 - $50,000. Charlaine Harris generally travels from TX, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Yann Martel, Lee Child, Meg Wolitzer, John Green and Ann Packer. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Charlaine Harris for an upcoming event.

Charlaine Harris Speaker Videos

  • SFBC Favorites: Charlaine Harris - YouTube
    Charlaine Harris discusses AFTER DEAD - YouTube
  • Charlaine Harris answers fan questions (including Dead Ever After ...

Charlaine Harris Speaking Topics

  • The Creative Writing Process

    Charlaine discusses the creation and development her popular characters, and how the elements of a novel combine to achieve an overall atmosphere and effect.

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