I woke to news this morning that breaks my heart. I write this words in a stunned, numb, state. One of my two favorite authors in the WORLD has died. I can barely believe it. She was so active. Doing so many things. It’s not fair. But then death isn’t, is it? So unlike her beloved Louis and Lestat, she was all too mortal.
I first read Interview With the Vampiric when I was around 18 – 20 and it literally blew me away. She took the vampire genre and changed it forever, turning them from hissing creatures into something far more. She has been copied a thousand thousand times….and I guess that will make her immortal. They say Imation is the sincerest form of flattery.
I went to her home in New Orleans close to 30 years ago, but she was out of town, but her secretary and dear friend came out and spoke with me at least a half hour. Then when Anne was touring with her book Servant of the Bones, I waited in line for an hour or two at least and to keep the line moving you were supposed to get your book signed and MOVE on. But she wasn’t having it and spent time with everyone, including me. If I had felt any irritation at how long I waited, it was banished in an instant with my time with her and loved her all the more for what she did for her beloved fans, And her secretary remembered me! And she had told Anne about me! It was truly delightful.
So I will try, as I am now slowly coming back to reality, remember the good and cherish it and know I will always have her books. And the knowledge that her son Christopher is carefully watching over her legacy….
‘Interview with the Vampire’ author Anne Rice dies at age 80
By Andy Rose, CNN
(CNN)Anne Rice, author of the best-selling Vampire Chronicles novel series Continue reading