Show Notes: Interview with Charlaine Harris
Michael, Summer, Brian, and Mary field a question about when's the right time for a writer to use a pseudonym, and after a long discussion, we still don't have a real answer, but most of us think it's a dead or dying practice.
Interview: Michael, Summer, Brian and Mary welcome Charlaine Harris to the studio, since she's stopped in Phoenix during the book tour for All Together Dead, the latest in her Southern Vampire series.
Charlaine tells us how she moved from writing conventional mysteries to writing what she calls rural fantasy, the building of the universe that Sookie inhabits, and working with the characters Sookie Stackhouse and Harper Connelly.
She also tells us a little about the adaptation of the Southern Vampire series into "True Blood", the original series for HBO, written and produced by Alan Ball, and how excited she is to see the sets being built to bring to life the world in her books, and how happy she is that Alan really "gets it", how she's happy with the casting and the storyline so far.
The Library: New arrivals to the studio this time around: Wraith by Phaedra Weldon, Strange Candy by Laurell K. Hamilton, Magic Lost, Trouble Found by Lisa Shearin, The Man With the Golden Torc by Simon R. Green, Breakaway by Joel Shepherd, The Harlequin by Laurell K. Hamilton, Brasyl by Ian McDonald, Changeling by Yasmine Galenorn, Foundling: Monster Blood Tattoo by D. M. Cornish, Heart of Valor by Tanya Huff, Daughter of the Blood by Anne Bishop, Key to Conflict by Talia Gryphon.
Voicemail: Bill from Dragonlance Canticle gives us a rundown of the books that influenced his reading and his life. Did you prefer "The Lord of the Rings" over "The Fionavar Tapestry" at all? Summer would like to hear your comments...
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