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Charlaine Harris Donates Manuscripts

Posted on the 16 March 2012 by Tbfansource @tbfansource

Charlaine Harris Donates ManuscriptsCharlaine Harris, the brains behind the Sookie Stackhouse novels which helped inspire the HBO series True Blood has donated several edited manuscripts to Archives and Special Collections at the University of Mississippi’s J.D. Williams Library.

Charlaine has been on the New York Times Best Selling Author list and has released more than 30 novels in the urban fantasy genre. Her first novel that was published was in 1981 called ‘Sweet and Deadly‘, but in 2001 she released ‘Dead Until Dark‘. ‘Dead Until Dark’ was the first book in the Sookie Stackhouse Series.

Here is what Harris has to say about donating her manuscripts:

“Though I’ve lived in many wonderful places in the South, it only seemed right that my work found a home in Mississippi, my state of origin. No matter how many places I live, I was born and bred in the flat fields of the Mississippi Delta, and it’s a part of me.”

Jennifer Ford, director of Special Collections had found the manuscripts very interesting.

“One of the most interesting aspects of the collection is a typed, annotated manuscript, which was the first manuscript Charlaine sent out. It is entitled, ‘Dead Dog by the Side of the Road.’”

It seems like Jennifer isn’t the only on that is excited to have the manuscripts there. Here is what Chris Offutt thought of having them there.

“It’s always great when a writer’s original manuscripts are part of a special collection. They are then available to writers and scholars for careful scrutiny. The University of Mississippi is fortunate to have them. A big thanks to Charlaine for her generous gift.”

It’s always great to see the cast and crew of True Blood go back to their roots. Tell us what you think about this below.

Source: Ole Miss Zing – “Author Who Inspired ‘True Blood’ Donates Manuscriptes”

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