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Vault Exclusive: Book Signing with True Blood cast in West Hollywood

Vault Exclusive: Book Signing with True Blood cast in West Hollywood


Last night I attended a book signing for the book TRUE BLOOD: STEVE NEWLIN’S FIELD GUIDE TO VAMPIRES. The signing was held at a small book store called, Book Soup in West Hollywood. It’s a friendly, little bookstore right on Sunset Boulevard that is home to over 60,000 titles, specializing in art, film, photography, music, controversial non-fiction, and literary fiction, as well as international magazines at our outdoor newsstand, NewsMews.


Attending the event were the authors, Michael McMillian, who plays Steve Newlin on True Blood and Gianna Sobel, Associater Producer. But that’s not all, two additional cast members attended the signing, Deborah Ann Woll, Jessica Hamby and Anna Camp, Sara Newlin.

Michael McMillian, Giana Sobel, Anna Camp and Deborah Ann Woll

The book signing began at 6pm, but a few of us had been invited to interview Michael and Gianna about the book before the signing. Below is my short interview with Michael and Giana filmed just before the foursome lined up for the book signing. Michael and Gianna weren’t able to provide much information about Season 7, sadly, but it still was a fun conversation. I asked each of them about how the book came to be and what each of them are doing now.

Below are samples of the over 30 photos I took at the event:

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Michael McMillian and Gianna Sobel at Book signing of their book.Here’s a little about the book: The vampires and otherworldly creatures that call Bon Temps, Louisiana home often clash with humans, one of which was their self-appointed nemesis: sweet-talking, bible-thumping Reverend Steve Newlin. A hater of all things supernatural, Newlin developed a demented journal, his Field Guide to Vampires, which chronicles all he knows about these “Creatures of Satan” and how to kill them. The journal fell into the hands of vampires Eric and Pam who defaced it in a most disrespectful and snarky manner. Packed with untold insight into key storylines and several compelling characters, True Blood: Steve Newlin’s Field Guide to Vampires is an endlessly entertaining read that perfectly captures the tongue-in-cheek humor that has made True Blood a hit.
And, here’s an inside look at a page in the book:

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Written by Lynnpd

Lynnpd has an avid interest in the entertainment industry from classic movies to all things True Blood. With a background in art, she enjoys creating in Photoshop, running web sites and finds the internet an exciting place to be. Lynn lives in the LA area and attends as many Hollywood related events as she can. She has covered events for the both websites in the LA area; read all about it at

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    November 19, 2013

    Well done, Lynn. It’s evident from the interview that Gianna and Michael work well together. The Field Guide looks to be a hoot. Appreciate the photos, and learning how the Guide came to be. How nice that Anna C and Deborah Ann were in attendance. Thanks for sharing your evening and the interview with all of us.


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    November 21, 2013

    What a grand video interview you did, Lynn! LOVED EVERY MINUTE OF IT! It’s great that they seemed so at ease with you and were so likeable!

    I never seem to be anywhere near these things when they happen. I would LOVE to meet one or more of the actors on the show, you lucky girl!

    Thanks for your hard work and for bringing this to us. the book looks funny and entertaining!


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    November 21, 2013

    Great interview, Lynn! I finally found time to watch and it was very enjoyable. TB peeps are all so enthusiastic about the show and everything associated with it. Great fun.


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    December 28, 2013

    Interesting interview and great questions Lynn. I miss the Rev and Sarah.


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