Paranormal novelist Charlaine Harris will be closing the coffin
on her Southern Vampire series. Harris told PopcornBiz that she
intends to end Sookie Stackhouse‘s story on book thirteen.
Harris explained: “I think it’ll be total closure. I don’t go back to
things once I’ve finished them. That’s kind of what I do. I don’t want
to write Sookie after I get stale. Yeah, I’ll miss them, I’m sure,
because I have lived with them for quite a long time – 12 years now.
And it did take two years to sell the first book. But I think writers like
to do different things. At least this writer does.”
With two more books to go and HBO’s True Blood series, fans don’t have to say goodbye to
Sookie just yet.
Harris is currently working on the twelfth book of the series and the Cemetery Girl graphic
novel with writer Christopher Golden. Golden has written original novels for the Buffy
the Vampire Slayer television franchise and several of his own original titles. Harris has also
released a comic book adaptation of the first book in the Harper Connelly series, Grave Sight.