Know Your History – 25th November – Charlaine Harris born

know your history - writingOn this day… 25th November, 1951 – Charlaine Harris born

Charlaine Harris Schulz (born November 25, 1951) is an American New York Times bestselling author who has been writing mysteries for thirty years. She was born and raised in the Mississippi River Delta area of the United States. She now lives in southern Arkansas with her husband and three children. Though her early work consisted largely of poems about ghosts and, later, teenage angst, she began writing plays when she attended Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee. She began to write books a few years later. Her later books have been in the urban fantasy genre. She is best known for The Southern Vampire Mysteries series, which HBO later adapted for its dramatic series entitled True Blood.

On WritingCharlaine Harris - Books - vacation

When asked what her daily schedule was like Harris says that given all the demands on her time she doesn’t really have a set schedule.  Her ideal day is getting into her office at 8:00am, writing 6 pages by early afternoon, dealing with other matters until around 3:30 or 4:00pm and then reading for a while before making dinner. You can read the full interview here.

Did You Know?

Harris has her own vampire teeth

“Once I knew it was possible to get such a thing, I couldn’t rest until I had my own fangs”, Harris told Crescent Blues during an interview. Her fangs are lateral incisors and were especially made for her by the Count of Montrose (Harris).