Today, Charlaine Harris stops by the NOOK Blog to answer the question that I, and her legion of fans, want to know: What’s next?







Many of my readers seem anxious about what I’ll be doing now that the last Sookie novel is done. They wonder if I’ll take an extended vacation. But I’d known I was ready to end the series for some time. I felt that I’d told Sookie’s story and had come to the end of the adventures I wanted to relate. That’s a clear indicator a writer needs to move on to something else.


What will that “something else” be? Not just one project, but a lot of them. For over a year, Christopher Golden and I have been working on a graphic novel, “Cemetery Girl,” and the first two volumes have been written. The first one will be published in January 2014. We have a third volume yet to write, and I need to outline the conclusion. Chris is a great collaborator, and he knows everything about graphic novels.


Also in January 2014, in the anthology “Dark Duets” there’ll be a story I co-wrote with the fabulous Rachel Caine. This was another first experience for me, and one I actually enjoyed.


I’ve written a short story for the anthology “Impossible Monsters,” edited by Kasey Lansdale. It’s called The Glitter of the Crowns, and I was really pleased with the way it turned out.  You can find out if you agree in July.


Also in July, I turn in the manuscript for the first non-Sookie novel I’ve written in years. The title is still undetermined, but I can tell you this is an ensemble novel told from several points of view. The book is set in a small town at a crossroads in Texas. One of the buildings there is an old pawnshop, open (almost) 24 hours a day. There are characters from every series I’ve ever written in this novel, and new ones, too.


I’m not taking much of a break, but it’s really reenergizing to work on so many new things!

by DivaDeb99 on ‎05-01-2013 01:50 PM

Sad the series is coming to an end - but very excited to look for "Dark Duets" with Rachel Caine AND your new non-Sookie novel!  Can't wait!

by Turtlewoman1 on ‎05-02-2013 01:21 PM

I love the Sookie series and HBO's True Blood, so I am sad to hear that the book series is ending! However, I recognize that "all good things must come to an end" eventually, and I'm happy to learn you are involved in many new projects! I'm excited to check them out! :smileyhappy:

by Eros-Ashima on ‎05-03-2013 07:03 AM

I have greatly enjoyed everything Charlaine Harris has written and I am sure I will conntinue to do so in the future. Thanks to her for all the happy hours I have spent with her books.

by Prydwen805 on ‎05-03-2013 08:50 AM

I'd love to see more of her Shakespeare books-  a terrific set of mysteries.  I was delighted when Lily and Jack showed up in one of the Sookie books.  And I was intrigued, since it was clear that some interesting things had happened to them between their last book and the Sookie book I was reading.

by fangbanger49 on ‎05-04-2013 02:41 PM

I love the books and the show. I'm excited to read Dead Ever After. Also I have put all the Shakespeare and Teagarden books on my read list the at the library. Gonna be busy, lol. Thank you, Ms. Harris!