True Blood’s Michael McMillian is a man of many talents, one of which, as we are already totally aware, is playing former-cult-leader-turned-gay-vampire Steve Newlin. But giving us the funny, creepy, and cute every week isn’t the only tool he’s got in his box (dirty), he’s also an author! McMillian spoke to Zap2it about his latest venture, Steve Newlin’s Field Guide To Vampires, at this year’s Comic-Con in San Diego.

"The idea behind the book is that it was his journal when he was a human," says McMillian. “And the research he was doing on vampires and the supernatural world from the time during and after Season 2 and before he was turned into a vampire sometime during Season 4.”

The Sookie Stackhouse books just keep on inspiring authors and actors alike, and this is another prime example of their awesome at work. (Have you made it your business to check out the True Blood cookbook yet?? If the answer is no then remedy that!)

Steve Newlin’s Field Guide To Vampires is a hilarious book within a book. The idea is that while still working as the crazed closet leader of the Fellowship of the Sun, Newlin was keeping a rather, uh, ill-informed guide to all the creatures he was learning about as he sought to make himself an expert in the field of “knowing thine enemy”.

As if that weren’t already enough to sell you on pre-ordering the funny tome, McMillian and his co-author, True Blood associate producer Gianna Sobol, have taken it a step further. Apparently, Pam stole the field guide from a protester, and then she and Eric took turns adding their own notes to the mix. Yeah, it’s pretty much a given that they’re totally going to let Steve have it — and we can’t read every jibe, dig, and juicy morsel.

Source: Zap2it