Ms. Harris was fantastic to see live. Her Southern accent and pleasant demeanor were well displayed as she answered many questions from the audience. Standing behind some tall people, I didn't venture any questions of my own, but I can share a few of her answers here.
When asked which character from the TV show, TrueBlood, that she liked that wasn't in her books, she said she loves Jessica. Speaking about regrets, one person asked Ms. Harris if there was an character she wished she hadn't killed off. Her answer was Claudine (though she also admitted that killing off characters made her more pleasant to be around, lol).
Here are some pics of the event:
I brought along my daughter, the photographer in training,
but we were far enough back that my old camera
went kind of dark here.
Here's Mel from He Followed Me Home getting her books signed.
We're partners in crime when it comes to book signing ;)
Now, it's my turn to chat with Charlaine.
This could be the moment Charlaine asked me about my feelings on Dead
Reckoning and I mentioned my frustrations with the politics involved
in Sookie & Eric's relationship. I didn't go too hard on her,
telling her I couldn't wait to see what happens next!
They even had a little "Bubba Keg" of TruBlood on hand, to quench
the thirsty crowd while we waited in the crazy heat.
The end result: my two signed books!
This was another great event (despite my complaining about the lack of available seats...there were over 300 people in attendance, after all!) put on by Indigo Books (at the Eatons Centre) and Penguin Books Canada. And a big thanks goes out to Bronwyn from Penguin, who brought us juice :)
For more info on the event, click here to see Bronwyn's tweets throughout the evening.