Monday, November 9, 2009

Meeting Charlaine Harris

Although we didn't get to go to the True Blood Ball, I was able to meet Charlaine Harris on Halloween!!! The signing was for 1pm, so we got there around 10:30. They assigned you a number when you bought your books; we were numbers 3, 4, 5, and 6!! I came with my sister-in-law, my future sister-in-law, and my 16-year-old son (AKA Book Mule). I brought the Book Mule for two reasons: 1. She would sign 2 books/person, and 2. He's read the books and I thought it would be fun for him to meet the author (he's dabbling in writing).

Here we are waiting in line. Note the matching Fangtasia t-shirts (no, we're not book nerds!) Book Mule took the picture: SIL, future SIL, and me:

See how close we were?!? The lady leaning against the wall is BFF Paula. She seemed surprised we knew who she was. (Maybe we are book nerds? Nah.)

Here's future SIL - she's the one who convinced me to give True Blood a second try after Episode 1 didn't really grab me. (That's Book Mule standing in the background):

Here's SIL Hannah, who I frequently mention on this site and she is my Mistress of All Things Web. We spend a good portion of our free time arguing over who Eric belongs to (hint: Eric is mine.):

And here's me, all giddy with happiness at meeting Charlaine:

Ms. Harris was so sweet and gracious. She answered questions and chatted while she signed. I thanked her for sharing her stories and she said she was blessed to be able to do what she loved doing. She also said that after Dead in the Family she's contracted for 3 more Sookie books (through 2014), Pam is her favorite character in the books, and she thought Nelson Ellis should have gotten an award at the Emmys.


  1. ARGH! So jealous!
    Did she give up any juicy 'Sookie Stackhouse' spoilers? Did someone ask which fella Sookie ends up with?

    She seems like a really genuinely lovely lady. Luck you!

  2. Ah, I'm so jealous!

    You are so lucky and I love the pics!

    Yeah more Sookie books and I have "Dead & Gone" in my TBR pile which I will be reading and reviewing this week.

    I haven't had a chance to watch "True Blood" but I will borrow it from my library!

  3. Oh that is so cool!!!!!! I'm so happy you got to meet her! I really hope to get to someday. Thanks so much for sharing your pics and the story with us! :) I haven't had a chance to see season 2 of Tru Blood yet I hope to get to soon. I like Erik a lot hubba hubba lol. Just wish there wasn't so much cussing in it whew.

  4. Glad you had a great time Patti :D

  5. Eric is mine!

    Had such a great time, thanks for keeping in the know on all things nerd alert!

  6. Wow you really are book nerds, but that's ok, so am I! I love that you had such a great time meeting Charlaine! Any spoilers? inquiring minds want to know!

  7. Danielle and Serena - sorry, no spoilers. She's very good about not giving anything away!

    Razlover - Oh yes, the show is great but the plot differs a bit from the books. Some people don't like that but I don't keeps me guessing.

    JennJ - Season 2 was awesome - it had my favorite episode yet in it!

    Blodeuedd - yes, we had a lot of fun.

    Hannah - girl, you know Eric is mine!

  8. Big SQUEEEE! You got to meet Charlaine Harris! Wow, you're so lucky.

    I <3 her Sookie books so much, and I'm reading her Aurora Teagarden series right now.

  9. Awesome!!!

    Can I at least have Eric on the weekends?

  10. Patti, you met Charlaine Harris ?! Man you are lucky. I get super excited when an author tweets back at me can't imagine how geeky I'd get in real life...

  11. Bella - it was awesome, I'm thinking about reading one of her other series.

    Mandi - how about every other weekend and Federal holidays?

    Smokinhotbooks - yes, we totally geeked out but honestly, I'm glad she knows how much her fans like her.

  12. That is so great that you got to meet Charlaine! Were you nervous?

    Looks like you all had a lot fun.

  13. It looks like all of you had a lot of fun! I'm finally watching the True Blood Series and will have to try to read her books again.

  14. Patti! That's so awesome that you got to meet Charlaine Harris!!! I loved the pics. And how great that she's super nice even after all the moola she must be making with TRUE BLOOD on HBO. ;)

    Yay, I'm so happy you guys had a great time!

    ;) VFG

  15. Oh this is so cool. I know you were really excited about this and now it actually happened!! =)

  16. Wow, how exciting, I am reading
    Club Dead right now. I love her Sookie series.