Charlaine Harris

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in Tunica, Mississippi, The United States



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October 2012

Charlaine Harris has been a published novelist for over thirty-five years. A native of the Mississippi Delta, she grew up in the middle of a cotton field. Charlaine lives in Texas now, and all of her children and grandchildren are within easy driving distance.

Though her early output consisted largely of ghost stories, by the time she hit college (Rhodes, in Memphis) Charlaine was writing poetry and plays. After holding down some low-level jobs, her husband Hal gave her the opportunity to stay home and write. The resulting two stand-alones were published by Houghton Mifflin. After a child-producing sabbatical, Charlaine latched on to the trend of series, and soon had her own traditional mystery books about a Georgia librarian, Aurora Teagard

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Charlaine Harris Yes, Edith, due to the success of the Hallmark movies, there will be two more Auroras. I'm writing one now.
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The first book in the new Gunnie Rose series:

Set in a fractured United States, in the southwestern country now known as Texoma. A world where magic is acknowledged but mistrusted, especially by a young gunslinger named Lizbeth Rose. Battered by a run across the border to Mexico Lizbeth Rose takes a job offer from a pair of Russian wizards to be their local guide and gunnie. For the wizards, Gu...

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"Murder has never been so charming. Curl up with these irresistible mystery recs from the author of All the Little Liars." ...More

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" The first book will be out Oct. 2 from Saga Press, part of Simon and Schuster. "
" Reading is my favorite thing, so I am always glad to share books and writers. "
" I hope you enjoy them all. And have a great holiday. "
Theft by Finding by David Sedaris
" True. And we can hope he makes an appearance in Midnight. "
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Silence Fallen by Patricia Briggs
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I always like Patricia Briggs' books. They are consistently original and well written.
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“Here’s to books, the cheapest vacation you can buy.”
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“You are speaking of my future lover. Be more respectful.”
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“If there were an international butt competition, Eric would win, hands down—or cheeks up.”
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Select a series to be read from mid-September through the end of the year. The winner will be announced 9/15.

Harper Connelly by Charlaine Harris
  6 votes, 33.3%

No Evil by Allison Brennan
  3 votes, 16.7%

Samantha Kincaid by Alafair Burke
  2 votes, 11.1%

Lizzy Gardner by T.R. Ragan
  2 votes, 11.1%

Karen Vail by Alan Jacobson
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Happiness Key by Emilie Richards
  1 vote, 5.6%

Bone Secrets by Kendra Elliot
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Turing Hopper by Donna Andrews
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Kendall O'Dell by Sylvia Nobel
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Lena Gamble by Robert Ellis
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Adrián Lamo I'm just here to register my vexation that Dead Until Dark didn't make the Top-10 Paranormal Romances list. Since I *do* regularly make Top-10 Hacker lists, let me know if you need a horse's head delivered to the Goodreads HQ.

... what, I can't specialize in more than one thing? You'd be amazed at what FedEx Custom Critical will ship.

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