Friday, May 20, 2011

Bryant Park Blog Q & A with Charlaine Harris

Word for Word Author begins next week with an appearance by Charlaine Harris, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the popular Sookie Stackhouse books. You may also recognize Harris' writing as the inspiration for HBO's hit TV series True Blood.

Before welcoming Harris to the Bryant Park Reading Room next Wednesday, we wanted to give you a sneak peek at the inspiration for her newest Sookie book, Dead Reckoning, her writing process, current reads, secret talent, and more...
What was your inspiration for this book?
It’s the eleventh book in the series, so inspiration wasn’t hard to come by.

Where do you do your best writing?
I have an office a few yards from my house, and it’s my sanctum.

Did you have an “a-ha!” moment that made you want to be a writer?
I always felt that “Writer” was my secret identity, from the moment I learned to read.

Which author do you wish had been your 7th grade English teacher?
Shirley Jackson.

What is your secret talent?
I can cook.

What is your favorite book?
Too many to pick just one.

Who reads your first draft?
My friends Toni L.P. Kelner and Dana Cameron.

Do you read your books after they’ve been published?
Yes, if I need to refresh my memory before I start the next one.

Do you prefer writing on a computer or longhand?
I prefer writing on a computer because it’s easier to correct mistakes and to move blocks of text around.

What book are you currently reading? (Old school or e-Reader?)
I just finished Mira Grant’s FEED on an e-reader while I was on tour.  Now that I’m home, I’ll be reading Laurell K. Hamilton’s HIT LIST.

What word or punctuation mark are you most guilty of overusing?
I  . . . have a long love affair with ellipses.

If you weren’t a writer, what would you be?
A librarian.

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1 comment:

  1. What I really love about True Blood is the dramatic story behind each character. Each actor is delivering an amazing performance. They all have an amazing and interesting story to tell the audience and the characteristic of their personality are well justified in their past experiences.