Charlaine Harris interview! Part 1.
Hey everyone! I had the great fortune of interviewing Charlaine Harris via Zoom and it is going to take a little while for me to edit the whole interview down into postable length snippets. We talked for over an hour!
Introduction to Charlaine
Some of you may not know who Charlaine Harris is, but you probably know the show True Blood. True Blood was based on her Stookie Stackhouse novels, set in fictional Bon Temps, Louisiana. She also wrote one of my particular favorites, the Midnight, Texas series, as well as the Harper Connelly series, and others, some paranormal and others not. You can learn more about all her books at her website, www.charlaineharris.com.
Charlaine Harris interview! First Question
I dove right into it and asked Charlaine about her use of setting. Setting matters in Charlaine’s books. She doesn’t set her novels in simple places, and as I note in the video clip, the town of Midnight, Texas is a character unto itself. The entire prologue is a description of the town.
Welcome to Midnight, Texas, a town with many boarded-up windows and few full-time inhabitants, located at the crossing of Witch Light Road and the Davy highway. It’s a pretty standard dried-up western town.
There’s a pawnshop with three residents. One is seen only at night. There’s a diner, but people stopping there tend not to linger. There’s a newcomer, Manfred Bernardo, who just wants to work hard and blend in. But Manfred has secrets of his own…
More of my interview with Charlaine coming soon!