• Anne Rice Wrote Interview With a Vampire as a Way to Deal With Her Daughter’s Tragic Death

    It’s a common trope that to create true art in this world, you have to go through true tragedy first.

    And in the case of Anne Rice, unfortunately, it seemed to be more true than ever.

    Bohemian Roots

    Born in 1941 to a Bohemian mother and a quirky postman father, Anne had a strange childhood, to say the least.

    She was born Howard Allen Frances O’Brien into a conservative catholic family in a neighborhood of New Orleans.

    Growing up with a name like Howard couldn’t have been easy, but that may have been the exact reason her mother chose the name.…