Writer Anne Rice hails from New Orleans, Louisiana. She attained notoriety as a writer of erotica and vampire novels. Her most famous novel, Interview with the Vampire, was printed in 1976 and later made into a film of exactly the same name, starring Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt. Rice rediscovered her Catholic beliefs in 1998 and composed several novels that revealed that her fascination with religion, including Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt (2005) and Angel Time (2009).
Named Howard after her dad, Rice altered her first name to “Anne” in the first grade. She graduated from Richardson High School the next year.
The couple lived in the region before the late 1980s. Following various occupations, including employed as a waiter, cook and insurance claims examiner, Rice started her career as a writer of erotica and vampire novels.
Rice got a vast cult readership for her unnatural novels. Her first, Interview with the Vampire, was printed in 1976. Cruise played the vampire Lestat de Lioncourt in this movie, and Stuart Townsend took on the part of the ill-famed Lestat for Queen of the Damned, the film adaptation of some other Vampire Chronicles novel. Rice’s fascinating bloodsucker movie also became the topic of the 2006 musical Lestat, with songs composed by Elton John and Bernie Taupin.
Rice was likewise known for her sadomasochistic erotica, including Beauty’s Punishment (1984). Her later novels contain Servant of the Bones (1996) and Vittorio the Vampire (1999). She also wrote mainstream fiction utilizing the pen name Anne Rampling.
Rice returned to her Catholic religion in 1998, which had a fantastic effect on her work. She shortly renounced her vampire novels, deciding to concentrate on issues more consistent with her renewed beliefs. The next name in the show, Christ the Lord: The Road to Cana, was launched in 2008.
Angels also have found their way into Rice’s work. She created some supernatural thrillers, Tunes of Seraphim, which investigates themes of good and bad.
Around now, Rice distanced herself from organized religion. She wrote on her Facebook page that “Today I stop being a Christian. I am outside. I stay dedicated to Christ as consistently but not to being ‘Christian’ or to being part of Christianity. It is just impossible for me personally to ‘go’ to this quarrelsome, hostile, disputatious, and deservedly notorious group. For ten years, I Have attempted. I have failed. I am an outsider. My conscience will let nothing else.”
Lately, Rice has delved to the world of werewolves having a brand new show, which started with The Wolf Gift (2012). The next title in what’s now called The Wolf Gift Chronicles, The Wolves of Midwinter, was printed in October 2013.
Soon before Hurricane Katrina destroyed her beloved New Orleans in 2005, Rice had went to southern California.
Rice was married to poet Stan Rice for 41 years, until his passing in 2002. Their daughter, Michele, was created in 1966 and died of leukemia in 1972, in the age of five. Their son, Christopher, now a novelist, came to be in 1978.