Arkansas Artists and Authors: Charlaine Harris

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There are so many talented artists and authors here in the state I wanted to try to showcase a few via this blog. I’ll try to highlight as many as I can. Keep me posted if you have any suggestions of artists you’d like to see featured. I’ve written a few times about Charlaine Harris and here is the latest news of what this Arkansas author is up to.


Good news for True Blood fans. My coworker Kerry Kraus just sent word this way that CBS is developing a series based on author Charlaine Harris’ Harper Connelly series of mystery
novels. Many might recognize Harris as the noted writer behind True Blood fame. Her Sookie Stackhouse thrillers were turned into the HBO hit series. Harris lives and works out of her home in Magnolia and her works are consistently found on the New York Times bestseller list.

The Harper Connelly mysteries center on a woman who’s struck by lightning and suddenly able to see the last moments of the dead. Grave Sight, titled after Harris’ first Harper Connelly book, will come from Ridley Scott and Tony Scott.  Naren Shankar (CSI), David Zucker and writer Kam Miller (Law and Order: SVU), will be executive producers.