Charlaine Harris at ALA

I was browsing the ALA program listings, when I discovered, somewhat buried in a list of panelists, the name Charlaine Harris. Yep; the author of the Sookie Stackhouse series (the basis for HBO’s hit True Blood) is on the paranormal panel. Below is the program description.

Sunday 10:30 am – 12:00 pm 74b
Things That Go Bump in the Stacks: Whole Collection Advisory for Paranormal Fiction Sunday, 10:30am – 12pm, McCormick Place West
Come discuss best practices for helping patrons find paranormal materials they can really
sink their teeth into. This program focuses on understanding the appeal of the genre
and helping fans find materials throughout the library. Event panel moderated by
Neil Hollands includes genre authors Charlaine Harris, Charlie Huston and Marjorie Liu.

Sunday 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
McCormick Place West, W-190A
Things That Go Bump in the Stacks:
Whole Collection Advisory for Paranormal Fiction

Come discuss best practices for helping patrons find paranormal materials they can really
 sink their teeth into. This program focuses on understanding the appeal of the genre
and helping fans find materials throughout the library. Event panel moderated by
Neil Hollands includes genre authors Charlaine Harris, Charlie Huston and Marjorie Liu.

Harris will also be at the Penguin booth #2020 on Sunday from 1:30 to 2:30 (see full Penguin booth schedule).

For more insight on the genre, check out Penguin’s  “Project Paranormal.” It includes “What’s Next with Cindy Hwang,” Executive Editor, Berkeley Books, one of the pioneers in the genre, talking trends in the genre and  several authors she regards as future stars.

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