Maria Lima writes dead people . . . no, really. Author of the Blood Lines series from Pocket/Juno and an Agatha-nominated short story, "The Butler Didn’t Do It" (Chesapeake Crimes), Maria keeps one foot in the real world and the other in the make believe. Her role models include Tanya Huff, Joss Whedon, Christopher Golden, and Charles deLint. She has a soft spot for both the Trickster and the Winchester Boys. Like Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki, Maria also hails from Texas, but now lives elsewhere. Visit her at www.thelima.com.
Home is Where the Bar Is
By Maria Lima
From A Taste of True Blood
This is one essay from the anthology A Taste of True Blood
“True Blood,” Alan Ball’s critically acclaimed television adaptation of Charlaine Harris’ bestselling Southern Vampire mysteries, is HBO’s most-watched show since “The Sopranos,” averaging over 12 million viewers an episode in its second season. Thanks to its large, dedicated fanbase, it won the People’s Choice “Favorite TV Obsession” award in early 2010.
A Taste of True Blood: The Fangbanger’s Guide gives those fans something to savor between episodes—and whets their appetite for more. Covering the show’s first two seasons and released just in time for the third (with real-time online updates from the book’s contributors throughout season three), the book includes pieces on: