Detail from the cover of the UK edition of True Blood Omnibus
Charlaine Harris is best known for writing The Southern Vampire Mystery series, which has since been adapted into HBO’s television show, True Blood. Translated into over twenty-five languages and critically lauded, this hugely popular series includes fifteen stand-alone novels penned over the course of thirteen years.
Harris' writing has appeared on several bestseller lists, and is usually of the urban fantasy genre. Her work includes such series as the Aurora Teagarden, Lily Bard and Harper Connelly mysteries, as well as several short stories, poems and a graphic novel trilogy (created in collaboration with Christopher Golden and Don Kramer). She has also co-edited a series of supernatural short story anthologies.
Born in Mississippi in 1951, Harris now lives in Texas with her husband. Together they have three adult children, several grandchildren and many rescue dogs.