Wednesday, August 19, 2009
It's that time.... Reviews are almost due and I've got my head down trying to get them done. This month is pretty good though. I'm reading a book right now that I'm really enjoying (review to follow soon) and I just received a pretty rare opportunity--one I've been trying to get for over two years now. If you're a fan of paranormal fiction, vampire fiction specifically, then you've probably heard of Charlaine Harris, author of the Sookie Stackhouse series that the TV show True Blood is based on. Whew. That's a mouthful. Anyway. I tried to get an online interview with Charlaine when I first started getting into doing reviews for this site. At the time I asked she said she was too busy. If I'm not mistaken, "True Blood" was in the early production phase and I think that was taking up a lot of her time. Not to mention the fact that she writes at least 3 different series' of books (2 of which I read the minute they hit my doorstep). So when I got an email from her publicist a few weeks ago I jumped all over it. But it gets better. I've mentioned that I've been doing review for the Sacramento Book Review. Well, I just happened to do a review of the latest Sookie Stackhouse book when it came out a few months ago and it appears I am the resident Charlaine Harris expert at the Review-- and they were offered the chance to interview Charlaine for an audible interview via Skype-- and guess who they asked to do the interview? Me! Me me me me me. How great is that? Well, I'm excited even if you're not. The schedule hasn't been hammered out yet, so I don't know when the interview will take place-- so I'm not nervous yet. I think it'll be sometime toward the end of October. Hopefully I won't sound like too much of an idiot because I'll be posting the interview on this blog when it goes up. And let me just say-- if you have any suggestions for interview questions, I'm all ears (so to speak).