Jonna Rubin spends her days writing, child-wrangling, and drinking far too much caffeine while daydreaming of a world where vampires, werewolves, and other supernatural creatures actually exist. A former newspaper editor and publicist, she developed an unhealthy obsession with vampires at the age of thirteen, when she began checking out books about Vlad Tepes and Elizabeth Bathory from the local library; surprisingly, her mother did not send her into counseling. Since departing the high-powered world of small-town community journalism, she ekes out a living writing and blogging about motherhood, pop culture, and life in New England at www.jonniker.com.
Sookeh! Bee-ill! And the Downfall of William T. Compton
By Jonna Rubin
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: