It doesn't scream southern gothic but True Blood creator Charlaine Harris still believes she could find some blood suckers lurking in the shadows of Australia.
Speaking to brisbanetimes.com.au during her tour of the country this week, the author of the popular Sookie Stackhouse vampire series said she had thought about setting a story overseas and our homeland could be a likely candidate.
"I think Australia has got its own dangerous vibe that is very attractive," she said.
Last night, Harris took part in a question and answer session with fans of the series at Event Cinemas.
Harris told brisbanetimes.com.au that the presence of Australian actor Ryan Kwanten in the HBO televison program based on her series certainly added to local fans' appreciation of her work.
"Certainly that gives them more of a vested interest in the show and the fact that Anna Paquin was born in New Zealand also gives them a connection that they might not otherwise feel," she said.
"But I think anytime you get a good story people are going to feel invested in it no matter what their nationality is."
Harris doesn't believe interest in all things vampire – whether they be Twilight or True Blood – will wane in the years ahead.
"Vampire literature is always been extremely popular but now it is just resurging," she said.
"If you think about it the current interest in Twilight and True Blood has lasted now for seven or eight years and I think that's a bit more than a bubble."
Harris will make one more stop in Brisbane today before leaving the city.
She is scheduled to meet and sign books for fans at Dymocks Chermside from 1pm today.