Wednesday, 10 March 2010

Report & Pics: Charlaine Harris Book Signing

Tonight, me and Carla from The Crooked Shelf went to Waterstones Deansgate in Manchester, to meet Charlaine Harris, the genius author behind the Sookie Stackhouse series, and the inspiration for the TV show True Blood.

This event was a straightforward signing, with no talk or anything, as I don't think there would have been time! It was a great event, with a brilliant turnout and a lot of excited fans in attendance.

I asked Charlaine if this was her first time in England, and if she was enjoying herself, and she said that she'd vacationed here a few times with her husband, and was having a good time. I also asked what she thought of True Blood, and she said she really admired Alan Ball (creator) and everything he's done, she loves the cast and the whole direction of the show.

Here are some pics... (the second one is Charlaine, me, and Carla behind me on the right).










Thanks to Gollancz for organinsing a tour with this lovely lady!

19 comments:

Luisa at Chicklish said...

Oh wow, you got this up quickly! Great pictures, and I'm glad you got to ask a couple of questions. Thanks for sharing this!

dArLyN said...

Wow..this is so cool. I've never have this kind opportunity at my place..lucky you!

Shweta said...

Looks like you people had a great time. It's always fun to read about author events.

Kay said...

Looks like you had a great time! What a lovely opportunity...! ♥

Just Your Typical Book Blog said...

Very cool!

Book Monster said...

Lucky you!!

Becky said...

Great post! I wonder how many people were there? Did you have to queue for ages? Charlaine's hand must have been killing her after two continuous days of signing. She must have signed over 2000 books! Glad you had a good time :-)

So Many Books, So Little Time said...

Very cool! Glad you had a good time.

Ladybug said...

It looks like you guys had a good time! Just read what Charlain wrote in Carla's book on Twitter =)

It must be great fun to get the chance to meet an author :)

LovesSam said...

FANGBANGER

that is all, oh and garden escapades too *laughs hysterically* FTW!!!

Michelle said...

That's awesome! I have to read these books. I purchased the box set and everything and then never got around to them. :/ I love True Blood though.

PolishOutlander said...

Oh how fun!!!!! I haven't read any of the books yet but I'm hoping to read some before she comes to NYC in May. I can just imagine the line you had there. Thanks for sharing!

Mama Bookworm said...

Awesome! I <3 Charlaine Harris!

Book Chick City said...

OMG! You lucky thing! I really have to begin this series!!!

Flo said...

Lucky you! I love the Sookie Stackhouse serie

YA Vampire Books said...

Super cool! It looks like you had a great time!

Anonymous said...

So jealous! That is one of our favorite authors. She will be on tour here a few days after Dead in the Family is released and we are hoping to meet her then.

stacy
girlsinthestacks.com

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