Amazon.com announced that Charlaine Harris is the fourth author to sell over 1 million Kindle books and join Amazon's Kindle Million Club. Stieg Larsson, author of the Millennium Trilogy, was the first author to hit the 1 million mark, followed by James Patterson and Nora Roberts.
Charlaine Harris is a New York Times
bestselling author who has been writing for more than twenty years. Harris created the Sookie Stackhouse urban fantasy series about a telepathic waitress who works in a bar in the fictional northern Louisiana town of Bon Temps. The first of the Sookie Stackhouse books, Dead Until Dark
, won the Anthony Award for Best Paperback Mystery in 2001. Interest in the series has been boosted by HBO's True Blood
series, which is based on the Sookie Stackhouse novels. Harris is also the author of the “Harper Connelly,” “Aurora Teagarden” and “Lily Bard” mystery series.
Charlaine Harris says, "When Amazon first unveiled the Kindle three and a half years ago, I would never have expected to be one of the first handful of authors in the Kindle Million Club. It's been an amazing few years for myself and the Kindle both, but even more so to have my books available to my readers in ways that just a few years ago would have seemed as fantastic as vampires coming out of the coffin."