Charlaine Harris to Write Graphic Novel Trilogy

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The Sookie Stackhouse series will end with book 13 in May 2013, but Charlaine Harris fans haven’t heard the last from her. Charlaine is working on a new project, a graphic novel trilogy. According to Ace Books, the first book, Cemetery Girl, will be published in 2013. The trilogy is a collaboration between Harris, dark fantasy writer Christopher Golden, and illustrator Don Kramer. Cemetery Girl will combine fantasy and paranormal mystery to tell the story of a teenaged girl with amnesia who has grown up living alone in amid the gravestones.

As the series unfolds, the truth of who the girl is and how she came to be there will be gradually revealed both to the reader and to the character herself. It will be Harris’s first venture into the world of graphic novels.

In a press release from her publisher, Harris said “I’d had the bones of the plot for Cemetery Girl in my head for a year when Chris suggested I re-imagine it as a graphic novel. Suddenly, the project made a lot more sense. Since Chris has more experience in the graphic novel field that I do, we agreed to team up for my first-ever collaboration. This is an exciting venture for both of us.”

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4 Comments

  1. jon

    October 10, 2011 at 2:21 pm

    I think I’m going to die when the Sookie Stackhouse Novels end. I’m not even kidding. I think I’m going to die.

  2. Hellburger

    October 12, 2011 at 5:38 am

    Sounds a lot like Neil Gamen’s Graveyard book to me…expected something more original from Ms Harris.

    • Liz

      October 12, 2011 at 1:45 pm

      Passing judgement so quickly are we?

  3. Bethany

    October 12, 2011 at 11:28 am

    I have never been a fan of graphic novels, but I have a feeling that CH will make it something worth buying. Someone posted that this sounds too much like another series, but IMHO CH will probably make it her own in some way nobody expected. She just has a knack for such things. I am sure it will be enough for her to get Sookie out of her head long enough to make something else amazing for us to enjoy. If anyone has the ability to bring me into the GN genre it will be Charlaine Harris, and whoever she chooses to work with I am sure will be worth it as well.

    I have to agree with Jon, I too am already “getting my affairs in order” over the end of the Sookie series. I am an avid reader, and absolutely in LOVE with these books. I honestly read them through no less than 10x a week. (I honestly suffer from insomnia like 99% of the time, and have nothing better to do.) When they are over, I will have to find something else to fill those long sleepless hours. I can only hope that her future works have the same draw for me. And until further notice, I will always have TB to get be my as well.