Anne Rice was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana, which provided the backdrop for many of her famous novels. She was
the author of more than 30 books, including her first novel, Interview with the Vampire, which was published in 1976. It has
since gone on to become one of the best-selling novels of all time, and was adapted into a major motion picture starring Brad
Pitt, Tom Cruise, Kirsten Dunst, and Antonio Banderas. In addition to The Vampire Chronicles, Anne was the author of several
other best-selling supernatural series including Mayfair Witches, Queen of the Damned, the Wolf Gift, and Ramses the Damned.
She passed away in 2021.