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Charlaine Harris Schulz was born on the 25th November 1951, in Tunica, Mississippi USA, and is an author known for writing mystery fiction, although she tried writing poetry in her early years. Harris has written a series of books entitled “The Southern Vampire Mysteries”, which were adapted for the television series “True Blood” aired on HBO. Harris has been active in the industry since 1981.
How much is the net worth of Charlaine Harris? It has been estimated by authoritative sources that the overall size of her wealth is as much as $10 million, as of the data presented in the middle of 2017. Writing is the major source of Harris’ fortune.
Charlaine Harris Net Worth $10 Million
To begin with, the girl was raised in Tunica, and had already started writing poems about ghosts as a teenager. During her studies at Rhode College in Memphis, she also wrote plays and short stories. She was also an active weightlifter and karate fighter.
Concerning her professional career, she published her first book “Real Murders” in 1991, which belongs to her “Aurora Teagarden” series, receiving a nomination for the Agatha Award for the book. In the 1990s, Harris released five more books in the Aurora Teagarden series – “A Bone to Pick” (1992), “Three Bedrooms, One Corpse” (1994), “The Julius House” (1995), “Dead Over Heels” (1996) and “A Fool And His Honey” (1999). Afterwards, Charlaine became engaged in other series, one of which was the Shakespeare series. Since 2001, she has written the Sookie Stackhouse book series, which deals with vampires and other supernatural creatures; Sookie Stackhouse is a waitress in a small town in Louisiana, who has the ability to read other people’s thoughts. The series contains 15 books, and the screenplay author Alan Ball designed the “True Blood” franchise based on the book series, with Anna Paquin in the role of Sookie Stackhouse, which has been broadcast by the American television station HBO since September 2008. The first book “Dead Until Dark” (2001) won the Anthony Award as the Best paperback novel. In 2012, the 12th part of the series – “Deadlocked” – was released, which won another Anthony Award as the Best Book. The last book of the above mentioned series was entitled “Dead But Not Forgotten: Stories from the World of Sookie Stackhouse” and released in 2014.
In 2005, Harris released another mystery series – “Harper Connelly” – which, like her other series, is located in the southern states of the US. Harper Connelly was hit by lightning as a teenager, and now has the ability to find the dead and determine their respective cause of death. The series contains four books. As of 2014, the writer has started new series “Cemetery Girl”.
Charlaine Harris is a member of the American Crime Writers League and the Mystery Writers of America association. She is also a member of the St. James Episcopal Church.
Finally, in the personal life of the author, she has been married to Hal Schulz since 1978, and they have three children.