Interview with Charlaine Harris, Author of the Sookie Stackhouse Series - Page 3
DO: The sexual content in the book is always a highlight. There's something inherently erotic about the vampire/human relationship and obviously that's a huge appeal for these characters, the intense sexual relationships. Do you find it difficult keeping these moments fresh and interesting and is it something you feel comfortable writing?
CH: It's fun to write something so different. There isn't a sex scene in every book, because sometimes that's just not part of the story I'm telling, but when it's in the storeline I have a good time making it as real but as exciting as I can.
DO: Have you planned out the finale for the Sookie Stackhouse stories, or will you keep the series going indefinitely?
CH: I do know the ending of the series, but I am not sure how long it will take me to get there.
DO: How much input do you have in the shows themselves? Is there any collaboration between you and show creator Alan Ball?
CH: Nope. He's the TV guy, I do the books. He doesn't give me any advice about writing the books, by the way.
DO: Do you think there will ever be a Sookie Stackhouse/True Blood movie?
CH: You'd have to ask Alan about that.
DO:Does Sookie's brother Jason have any latent supernatural power yet to be discovered?
CH: If he does, it's pretty deeply buried.
DO: Which character do you enjoy writing about most, besides Sookie of course?
CH: Pam's always fun. And though Calvin doesn't appear that often, I like him.
DO: True Blood creator Alan Ball deviates from the books' stories lines frequently. Is there a particular situation or relationship you'd like to see him explore in the TV series which hasn't been addressed yet?
CH: No. I'm just waiting to see what he does. With Alan, you never know!