Charlaine Harris, author of the Sookie Stackhouse series (officially known as “The Southern Vampire Mysteries“) responsible for inspiring HBO’s vampire hit True Blood, has announced that her thirteenth novel will be the last in the Sookie Stackhouse saga.
Speaking with reporters, the author unveiled that she will soon begin work on the final novel, as her twelfth novel — recently announced as “Deadlocked” was recently sent to her editor:
“I’m writing Book Twelve and then there will be Book Thirteen. And then I’ll think of something else new and wonderful to do.”
Harris insists that once she puts Sookie Stackhouse to rest, it will be for good — there’s no re-visiting ahead:
“I don’t go back to things once I’ve finished them. I don’t want to write Sookie after I get stale. Yeah, I’ll miss them, I’m sure, because I have lived with them for quite a long time — twelve years now. But I think writers like to do different things. At least this writer does.”
What will she work on once Sookie is retired? Harris teased reporters about her work on a graphic novel titled Cemetery Girl, set to follow the life of… a girl who wakes up in a cemetery and doesn’t know how she got there. Creative title!
[Tip via J.H., news via Hollywood Reporter]