Is Anne Rice married or dating? Regarding her marital status, Rice is a “widowed” woman. Her husband was none other than poet/ artist Stan Rice. The couple married in 1961 and remained together until Stan’s death on December 9, 2002.
They welcomed two children from their conjugal life; Christopher Rice (born on March 11, 1978) and Michele Rice. Michele died at age five due to leukemia. Their son Christopher is a renowned novelist and the son-mother pair has co-authored the historical horror novel Ramses the Damned. Let’s explore in detail about Anne Rice’s wiki including some interesting personal facts about him:
Who is Anne Rice?
Born as Howard Ellen Frances O’Brien, she is popularly known by her pen name Anne Rampling A.N. Roquelaure or Anna Rice is one of the most popular American authors. Best known for her book The Vampire Chronicles, she mostly focuses on the Christian Literature, Gothic Fiction, and Erotic Literature. The Vampire Chronicles series have been adapted into the movies like Interview with The Vampire, and Queen of The Damned.
She has also written books based on some other genres like Horror, Christian Fiction, and Fantasy. Around 100 million copies of her books have been sold around the world which finds her a place among the most popular writers in recent American History. Rice’s books have been translated to more than a dozen other languages. The detailed wiki of the prolific author is given below.
Early Life and Educational Background
Anne Rice was born on 4th October 1941 in New Orleans, Louisiana, the USA. Born to the descendants of Irish Catholic, she was second among the four daughters of her parents. Alice graduated from the St. Alphonsus School and then joined the School of Journalism in Richardson, Texas where she met her future husband Stan Rice. After that, she migrated to San Francisco and studied at San Francisco University and completed her MA degree.
Career and Professional Life of Anne Rice
After completing her degree, Anne used to work as a waiter and a housekeeper. Her husband Stan Rice being a poet himself realized that she has some extraordinary talent and asked her to write instead of doing such tedious jobs. Taking inspirations from the greats like Charles Dickens, William Shakespeare, and John Milton, she began writing. In 1976, she published her first book of the Vampire Chronicles titled Interview with the Vampire.
The book series consists of other books like Interlude with The Unread, The Queen of the Damned, The Tale of The Body Thief, Memnoch the Devil, The Vampire Armand, Merrick, Blood and Gold, Blackwood Farm, Blood Canticle, Interview with The Vampire: Claudia’s Story, Prince Lestat, Prince Lestat and the Realms of Atlantis, and Blood Communication. In 1998, she started another series titled New Tales of The Vampire which consists of another 2 books titled Pandora and Vittorio the Vampire.
Some of the other chronicles published by her include Lives of the Mayfair Witches, Ramses the Damned, Christ the Lord, Songs of the Seraphim, and The Wolf Gift Chronicles. She has published some other novels such as Violin, The Feast of All Saints, Cry to Heaven, and Servant of the Bones. Anne also tried her hands on writing comics like The Master of Rampling Gate and The Vampire Companion.
Personal and Love Life of Anne Rice
Anna Rice got married to Stan Rice on 14th October 1961 after falling in love at the School of Journalism. The couple was blessed with a daughter after a few years of their marriage. But daughter Michelle died at an early age of 6 years due to leukemia. Rice and her husband became parents of a son a few years later. Anne’s son Christopher Rice is also a best-selling novelist like his mom.
Salary and Net Worth Amassed by Anne Rice
The estimated net worth of Anne Rice is 60 million US dollars. Most of these earnings have been made through the sales of her book. Other than that, she also made money by selling the rights of her books to movies. She lives in a huge king-sized mansion in Garden District.
Wiki and Facts
Anne Rice loves using Twitter. She tweets about her thoughts, upcoming books, and other inspirational quotes. She is followed by 193.3 K people on Twitter while her official Instagram handle consists of 67.2 K people.