She is a bestselling American Author for Gothic Fiction, Christian Literature, Erotic Literature, Vampires, and perhaps other Supernatural monster stories. She is primarily famous for her novel series “The Vampire Chronicles”, first published in 1976.
Keep reading to know more about her Biography, Books, Personal Life, News, Death, Family, and more.
|Full Name||Howard Allen|
|Date of Birth||4 October, 1941|
|Death date||11 December, 2021|
|Age [when died]||80 years|
|Birth Place||Howard Allen Frances O’Brien|
|Hometown||Howard Allen Frances O’Brien|
|Religion||Not known yet|
|High school||Richardson High School|
|College||Texas Woman’s University, North Texas State College, University of San Francisco|
|First Novel||Interview with the Vampire |
|Height||in centimeters- 170 cm
in meters- 1.70 m
in feet inches- 5'6"
|Weight||in kilograms- N/A
in pounds- N/A
|Hair Color||White Mixed|
|Relationships & Affairs|
|Husband||Stan Rice [Died: 2002]|
|Parents||Father- Howard O’Brien
Mother- Katherine Allen
|Siblings||Sister- Alice Borchardt [Died: 2007]|
|Children||Son- Christopher Rice
Daughter- Michele Rice [Died: 5 August 1972]
|Net Worth (approx.)||$60 million [as of 2021]|
Anne Rice grew up in the city of New Orleans, Louisiana. She was born on 4 October 1947. She has a Master of Arts in English and Creative Writing and a Bachelor of Science in Political Science from San Francisco State University.
Although Anne has lived more of her time in California than in New Orleans, the city remains her actual home and the setting for several of her well-known works. Her debut novel, Interview with the Vampire, was set in the French Quarter.
Her antebellum house inside the Garden District served as the fictional residence of the Mayfair Witches.
Anne Rice was a horror, gothic, and sensual novelist from the United States. Her bohemian mother gave her the name Howard Allen, although she changed it to ‘Anne.’
Her growing up was terrible because she was the daughter of an alcoholic mom.
She didn’t have sufficient income to finish her higher education because she grew up in a low-income family, so she got a job to pay for her night school. She wedded young and had a kid, but disaster struck again when her child died of a sickness.
The grieving mother wrote for solace, and her debut novel, ‘Interview with the Vampire,’ was released. The book became a best-seller, providing her with all the drive she required to continue with her life.
Her Father’s name is Howard O’Brien, and her mother’s name is Katherine Allen. She has three younger sisters and one older sister.
Childhood & Education
Howard O’Brien and Katherine Allen raised Anne Rice in New Orleans. She has three younger sisters and one older sister. Her father served for the United States Postal Service and enjoyed writing. She was reared as a Roman Catholic but eventually turned against it.
Anne had a tough childhood distinguished by poverty and her mother’s drinking, which took her life while she was just 15 years old. She graduated from Richardson High School in 1959.
She transferred to North Texas State College while attending Texas Woman’s University shortly. Because of financial difficulties, she would have to take a gap from college.
She relocated to San Francisco, wherein she found a job and enrolled in evening school at the University of San Francisco. She received her bachelor’s degree in political science in 1964 and her master’s degree in creative writing in 1972.
Her first novel, ‘Interview with the Vampire,’ was released in 1976, and it launched her literary career. The book was based on a brief tale she’d written a few years before, and it went on to being a best-seller.
In 1979, she published ‘The Feast of All Saints,’ a historical book about mixed-race people who lived well before the Civil War. In 1982, she published another historical novel, ‘Cry to Heaven.’
She began writing underneath the pen name A. N. Roquelaure. She wrote the ‘Sleeping Beauty Trilogy,’ a group of three erotic novels that became highly successful and eclipsed the popularity of her debut novel.
The publication of her novel ‘The Vampire Lestat’ in 1985 signaled her comeback to the gothic horror style. The tale revolves around an impoverished aristocrat who transforms into an arrogant vampire.
In her next vampire novel, ‘The Queen of the Damned’ (1988), she detailed the origin mythology of vampires, which she traced back to Ancient Egypt.
‘Lives of the Mayfair Witches,’ the first novel in the series, was launched in 1990. The Witching Hour is a novel about a family of witches and their guiding spirit. Accordingly, ‘Lasher’ and ‘Taltos,’ the remaining two books, were released in 1993 and 1994.
‘The Tale of the Body Thief’ (1992), ‘Memnoch the Devil’ (1995), and ‘The Vampire Armand’ were among her vampire stories published in the 1990s (1998).
She wrote vampire stories in the new millennium, but she also ventured into a different genre: religion.
After years as an atheist, she reverted to Christianity and released ‘Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt’ in 2005.
‘Angel Time,’ the first book in the ‘Songs of the Seraphim’ series, was published in 2009, and ‘Of Love and Evil,’ the second book in the series, was published in 2010.
‘The Wolf Gift Chronicles’ is her most recent series. ‘The Wolf Gift,’ the first novel, was released in 2012, and ‘The Wolves of Midwinter,’ the second, was released in 2013.
Relationship, Husband, Children
From 1961 until he died in 2002, Anne Rice was married to poet Stan Rice. They had two children together; her daughter Michele Rice died of leukemia when she was a tiny child, and Christopher Rice is a well-known novelist.
She grew up in a Roman Catholic family before becoming an atheist. She returned to Catholicism a few years ago before abandoning it once more.
Anne Rice died of complications from a heart attack on December 11, 2021.
In 2003, she received the Bram Stoker Award for Lifetime Achievement. The award is granted to live artists for “outstanding achievement throughout a career that has significantly impacted the horror genre.”
Anne Rice, a Gothic fiction, Christian literature, and erotica author from the United States, had a net worth of $60 million at the time of her death. Anne Rice died at the age of 80 on December 11, 2021.
Anne Rice’s net worth is derived from her writing in the gothic, mystery, religious, and other genres, with several of her works, converted into comic books.