Charlaine Harris, author of the Sookie Stackhouse novels (True Blood) will be the first author to be on the new Sirius XM Author Confidential series. You can catch this on the Sirius XM book radio channel.

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Author Confidential takes authors into a candid conversation with an interviewer and fans. These are described in the press release from Sirius XM RAdio as “intimate conversations with iconic authors”. Doesn’t that sound pretty cool? It’s good branding, at least. What’s interesting is that these will be done in front of live studio audiences. It kicks off on June 7th on the Sirius XM Book Radio station with Charlaine Harris. This is very good timing with True Blood season 3 just around the bend.

On Author Confidential, Harris sits down with SIRIUS XM Book Radio hosts Kim Alexander and Maggie Linton for a revealing, intimate and in-depth conversation about her career, the Sookie Stackhouse novels (including her latest in the series, Dead in the Family), the True Blood phenomenon and more, bringing listeners inside the modern-day Louisiana world she’s created where vampires and humans mingle.

We have a few select Charlaine Harris quotes from the interview:

Charlaine Harris on how the Sookie Stackhouse series began: “I was left looking at turning fifty trying to decide what to do. It came to me that it would be fun to write a book about Louisiana, about a very down home young woman who was dating a vampire and everything kind of built from that kernel.”

Charlaine Harris on writing about vampires: “There are all different kinds of ways to interpret the vampire rules. I’ve tried to bring something different to the genre.”

Charlaine Harris on working with True Blood creator Alan Ball: “I knew that he got me. Not everyone gets the mixture of humor and horror and blood and death…with a wink, and I knew Alan did.”

Author Confidential with Charlaine Harris will air June 7 at 7:00 pm ET on SIRIUS XM Book Radio, SIRIUS 117 and XM 163. It will replay June 9 at 9:00 pm ET, June 11 at 4:00 pm ET and June 12 at 8:00 pm ET. The new season of True Blood premieres June 13 on HBO.

Previously: True Blood has a loaded guest cast for season three