It’s somebody who features big in the books the show is based on, so only click on through if you don’t mind minor spoilers
Cleary is a mother-of-two in her thirties who applies for a job at Merlotte's and creeps out Arlene (Carrie Preston) with her oddly prescient observations. In the books it is reveals that (highlight the next bit for the real spoilery info) she’s a practising Wiccan . Lauren Bowles has recently had guest appearances in Private Practice and Cold Case .
Since nobody seems quite sure about Preston’s future on the show (she recently signed up to appear in a multi-episode arc of The Good Wife which is filmed in New York, far from True Blood ’s studio home in California) maybe the option to keep Bowles on for season four could mean her getting rapid promotion at Merlotte’s?