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January 30, 2017


Laura DiSilverio

I do wish you luck, Charlaine. You must teach me sometime how you manage to be honest without being offensive. I try, but I'm pretty sure I don't always succeed.

Hank Phillippi Ryan

You are so brilliant! If you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all. And you can really see how peoples' faces change when you go negative--they see you in a whole different way, right?

And SO right. No drinking.

Finally--you know what? Don't forget to have fun! This is a terrific wonderful thing! Congratulations!

Charlaine Harris

Laura, it's taken me a long time to even approach mastering being honest without offending. I'm sure I don't get it right sometimes, but I always try.

I agree, Hank, if you're negative people do regard you differently. There are certain issues and principals I must be absolutely frank about to be true to myself, but usually there's a way to make your point without making the situation even more difficult. I'll try to have fun!

Elaine Viets

Sending love and luck, Charlaine. As a former reporter, I will confess: interviews scare me. Your rules are smart and sensible -- no negativity, no alcohol, and modesty. They'll win the hearts of the crankiest reporter. At the very least, you won't give them any ammunition to use against you. Have fun!

Charlaine Harris

"No Ammo" is my motto, Elaine. Most interviewers are very nice, but every now and then I run up against one who desperately tries to make me say something negative. I will not be lured to the dark side!


Good luck! It sounds to me like you have the right attitude going in, so I'm sure you'll do great.

Sara Weiss

Good luck and have fun! Do they have an air date for the show yet?

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