Bestselling mystery writer who is most known for her Sookie Stackhouse vampire novels (also known as The Southern Vampire Mysteries). Her other popular series include the Aurora Teagarden and Lily Bard books.
She began her career by writing ghost-themed poems. After studying at Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee, she began writing novels.
Her novels inspired HBO's True Blood television series.
She was born in Mississippi to Robert and Jean Harris. She and her husband, Hal Schultz, had three children: Patrick, Timothy, and Julia.
She is the creator of the Sookie Stackhouse character, who was portrayed by actress Anna Paquin on the popular TV series, True Blood.