Author Charlaine Harris got a 7-figure book deal for her latest Sookie Stackhouse novels, but this Wal-Mart shopper is no overnight success.
If you saw Charlaine Harris in the local supermarket, she might not strike you as rich, as a woman who writes hot sex scenes between vampires and mortals and spins yarns about witches and shape-shifters. Harris looks and talks like the friendly mother you meet at the local PTA meeting.
Or even more likely, she's the woman you meet in Wal-Mart. She told New York Times writer Motoko Rich that "Every trip to Wal-Mart is an inspiration." Harris is the perfect example for the lesson your librarian tried to teach you, "Don't judge a book by its cover." ... Please continue reading full post about Harris and her insights on selling film options for her books at New Orleans Literature Examiner. Harris is the author of the Sookie Stackhouse books on which HBO's True Blood vampire TV series is based.