SOOKIE’s HEA (Happily Ever After)
Q: In Dead and Gone, when Niall says goodbye to Sookie he makes a comment to the effect that he’s a good man/vampire, he loves you – but he doesn’t say who, leaving Sookie wondering. Will we eventually find out who Niall meant?
A: I’m not sure you’ll ever find out. You may have to imagine the answer.
Q: Do you know if Sookie’s HEA won’t be discovered until the last book? Or is there a chance of a book or two with the definite happy couple featuring?
A: I don’t know yet.
Q: Would it be possible that Sookie and Bill could end up together, despite the skeptics or over analysts?
A: I don’t think Sookie and Bill will ever have the same relationship. However, Bill is in the next book in no small way.
Q: Dear Ms Harris, is it even potentially possible for Sookie to have romantic interest in Bill anymore? Wanting him as sex partner again? If , say, she finally discovers all the complexity of the sire-child relationship? Anytime in the future? Or is it truly over forever – in your plot line and your universe?
A: I seldom completely rule out anything, though some plot developments seem pretty unlikely. (August 2008)
“I don’t write absolutes. I don’t write the kind of “happily ever after” that romance readers enjoy. I’m not saying that “happily ever afters” are a bad thing, and I’m not saying Sookie will never be happy … but she’s not going to settle down and start a family and have the white picket fence.” – Harris, Huffington Post (June 2010)
“A vampire can’t give her what she’s always thought she wanted; a regular marriage with children. But that doesn’t mean Sookie will end up with exactly what she wants. I see no reason why she couldn’t settle with one person.”
Paranormal Romance, 2009