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									Charlaine HarrisCharlaine Harris
Born and raised in the Mississippi Delta, Charlaine Harris is best known for her paranormal mysteries -- a sly, wry blend of humor, horror, that has been called "cozies with teeth."

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Fact File

Name:
Charlaine Harris
Current Home:
Southern Arkansas
Date of Birth:
November 25, 1951
Place of Birth:
Tunica, Mississippi
Education:
B.A. in English and Communication Arts, Rhodes, 1973
Awards:
Anthony Award, 2002; Sapphire Award, 2004

*  Charlaine Harris's official web site




Sookie Stackhouse Returns!

Selected Works

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								All Together Dead, Author: 
								Charlaine Harris.

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All Together Dead
by Charlaine Harris
Louisiana cocktail waitress Sookie Stackhouse has her hands full dealing with every sort of undead and paranormal creature imaginable. And after being betrayed by her longtime vampire love, Sookie must not only deal with a new man in her life-the shapeshifter Quinn-but also contend with the long-planned vampire summit.
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								Dead to the World, Author: 
								Charlaine Harris.
*  Dead until Dark (2001)
*  Living Dead in Dallas (2002)
*  Club Dead (2003)
*  Dead to the World (2004)
*  Bite (coauthor) (2004)
*  Dead as a Doornail (2005)
*  Definitely Dead (2006)
*  Grave Surprise (2006)
*  All Together Dead (2007)
*  Many Bloody Returns: Tales of Birthdays with Bite (2007)
*  An Ice Cold Grave (2007)

*  See the Charlaine Harris chronology


The Writing Life

"My favorite things about finally making some money as a writer are (a) I can buy as many books as I want, and (b) I can hire a maid," Harris reveals in our exclusive interview. "The first job I had was working in an offset darkroom at a very small newspaper. I stood on a concrete floor all day, and made minimum wage -- which then was $1.60 an hour. I hated it, and I learned a lot, though not necessarily about working in a darkroom. So being a writer is much better.”



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								Guilty Pleasures, Author: 
								Laurell K. Hamilton.

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Guilty Pleasures
by Laurell K. Hamilton
In our interview, we asked Harris to recommend some of her favorite books. "The first book in [Laurell K.] Hamilton’s long-running Anita Blake series, Guilty Pleasures, sets the tone for the whole bestselling line," Harris explains. "Laurell’s trademark recklessness, imagination, and storytelling grip you by the scruff of the neck and never let you go."

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								Lullaby Town, Author: 
								Robert Crais.

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Lullaby Town
by Robert Crais
"Bob Crais’s Elvis Cole novels are all wonderful. There are only degrees of more-wonderful and less-wonderful. Elvis Cole and Joe Pike are the best private eyes in California, or maybe in the world. Crais knows Hollywood, humor, and deep feelings, and he can write action. Nothing’s better," says Harris about another of her favorite authors. Read our interview to learn more about Harris's favorite writers and reads, including:

*Neverwhere  by Neil Gaiman
*Pride and Prejudice  by Jane Austen
*Passage  by Connie Willis
*The Eyre Affair  by Jasper Fforde
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