- NAME: Anne Rice
- OCCUPATION: Author
- BIRTH DATE: October 04, 1941 (Age: 72)
- EDUCATION: Texas Women's University, San Francisco State College, University of California
- PLACE OF BIRTH: New Orleans, Louisiana
- AKA: Anne Allen
- AKA: Anne Rice
- Originally: Howard Allen Frances O'Brien
- AKA: A. N. Roquelaure
- AKA: Howard Allen
- AKA: Howard Allen Frances Alphonsus Liguori O'Brien
- AKA: Anne Rampling
- ZODIAC SIGN: Libra
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Anne Rice wrote supernatural novels. Her most famous series was Vampire Chronicles, which included the book Interview with the Vampire.
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Author Anne Rice hails from New Orleans, Louisiana. She gained notoriety as a writer of erotica and vampire novels. Her most recent works are The Wolf Gift (2012) and The Wolves of Midwinter (2013).
Anne Rice's latest work delves into the world of werewolves with a new series, The Wolf Gift Chronicles. The Wolves of Midwinter, the second novel in the series, was published in October 2013.
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Around this time, Rice distanced herself from organized religion. She wrote on her Facebook page that "Today I quit being a Christian. I'm out. I remain committed to Christ as always but not to being 'Christian' or to being part of Christianity. It's simply impossible for me to 'belong' to this quarrelsome, hostile, disputatious, and deservedly infamous group. For ten years, I've tried. I've failed. I'm an outsider. My conscience will allow nothing else."
Rice has delved into the world of werewolves with a new series, which began with The Wolf Gift (2012). The second title in what is now known as The Wolf Gift Chronicles, The Wolves of Midwinter, was published in October 2013.
Shortly before Hurricane Katrina destroyed her beloved New Orleans in 2005, Rice had moved to southern California. She later moved to Palm Desert, California.
Rice was married to poet Stan Rice for 41 years, until his death in 2002. Their daughter, Michele, was born in 1966 and died of leukemia in 1972, at the age of five. Their son, Christopher, now a novelist, was born in 1978.
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