'True Blood’s' Book Series Muse Sets End Date

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Charlaine Harris plans to finish Sookie Stackhouse books with thirteenth installment.

Fans of HBO’s hit show True Blood will be sad to hear that the book series that spawned the show will be reaching its final chapter.

Author Charlaine Harris says she plans to end the Sookie Stackhouse novels after the thirteenth installment.

“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 told PopcornBiz.

Harris also said that when it’s over, it will be completely over.  

“I don't go back to things once I've finished them,” she said. “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,” she added. “But I think writers like to do different things. At least this writer does.”

Harris began the Sookie Stackhouse series in 2001, and has written eleven books in the series. Six Feet Under creator Alan Ball created HBO’s series True Blood based on the novels. Since the explosion in popularity of the sexy vampire show, Harris’ books have also become a literary phenomenon, selling millions of copies worldwide.

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Harris also wrote a 2005 book series titled The Harper Connelly Mysteries, about a woman who is struck by lightning and can see the last moments of the dead. As for her plans for the future, Harris says she is working on a graphic novel, Cemetery Girl, about a girl who wakes up in a cemetery and doesn’t know how she got there.