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Anne Rice Timeline

October 4, 1941
Born Howard Allen O'Brien to Katherine and Howard O'Brien in Mercy Hospital, New Orleans. She hated her birth name and on her very first day at school, she blurted out "Anne" when a nun asked what her name was.
July 1956
Her mother dies.
Late 1957
Her father remarries.
1958
Family moves to Richardson, Texas. She meets future husband Stan Rice at high school in journalism class. Late summer that year they begin dating.
1959
Graduates from high school. In the Fall she attends Texas Woman's College in Denton.
October 14, 1961
She marries Stan Rice in Texas.
1962
She and Stan move to San Francisco.
1964
Rice earns bachelors degree in Political Science and Creative Writing at San Francisco State University.
1965
Publishes first short story, "October 4, 1948", in Transfer.
1966
Finds out she is pregnant.
Sept. 21, 1966
Daughter Michele is born.
1969
The Rices move to Berkeley. Writes short story version of Interview With The Vampire. Also writes the novella "Katherine and Jean."
1970
Daughter Michelle is diagnosed with leukemia.
Aug. 5, 1972
After a long battle with leukemia, Michelle dies.
1973
In five weeks she turns the short story "Interview With the Vampire" into a novel.
1974
Attends a writer's conference in Squaw Valley and meets her future agent Phyllis Seidel. Interview with the Vampire is sold to Knopf.
1976
Interiew With a Vampire is published and gets varied reviews.
March 11, 1979
Gives birth to Christopher Rice. The Feast of All Saints is published.
1982
Cry to Heaven is published.
1983
Under the pen name A.N. Roquelaure, Rice publishes The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty, an erotic version of Sleeping Beauty.
1984
A.N. Roquelaure's publishes her second novel, Beauty's Punishment.
1985
Under the pen name Anne Rampling, she publishes the erotic tale Exit to Eden. The same year, she publishes Beauty's Release as A.N. Roquelaure and The Vampire Lestat as Anne Rice.
1986
Anne Rampling publishes Belinda.
1988
Queen of the Damned is published.
1989
She moves back to New Orleans and buys a house at 1239 First Street in the Garden District. The Mummy is published.
1990
The first of the witch chronicles, The Witching Hour, is published.
1992
The Tale of the Body Thief, fourth installment in the vampire seriers, is published.
1993
Lasher, part of the witch series, is published.
1994
Taltos, the last of the witch series, is published.
Oct. 1994
The movie version of Exit to Eden is released.
Nov. 1994
Movie version of Interview With the Vampire is released.
1995
Memnoch the Devil, part of the vampire series, is published.
1996
The Servant of the Bones, part of a ghost theme series that isn't connected, is published.
1997
Violen, last of the ghost series, is published.
1998
The Vampire Armand continues the vampire tradition and is published. A new vampire series is born through Pandora.
Dec. 1998
It is discovered after she goes into diabetic coma that she has diabetes mellitus.
1999
The new vampire series signs off with Vittorio.
2000
Yet another vampire book, Merrick, is published.
2001
Blood and Gold, part of the vampire series, is published.
2002
Blackwood Farm, part of the vampire series, is published.
Dec. 9, 2002
Her husband, Stan Rice, dies of a brain tumor.
2003
Blood Canticle, part of the vampire series, is published.
Jan. 15, 2003
Her weight reaches 250 pounds due to depression over her husband's death. Due to weight-related health problems, she undergoes gastric bypass surgery.
Jan. 20, 2004
Announces she is leaving New Orleans.
2005
Rice moves to Paradise West, California. Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt is to be published.
Aug. 30, 2005
Hurricane Katrina devastates Rice's native New Orleans.
Sept. 4, 2005
Anne Rice publishes an editorial in the New York Times about Hurricane Katrina called, "Do You Really Know What it Means to Lose New Orleans?" She writes, "You want our Jazz Fest, you want our Mardi Gras, you want our cooking and our music," she continued. "Then when you saw us in real trouble, when you saw a tiny minority preying on the weak among us, you called us 'Sin City,' and turned your backs."
Oct: 2005
Anne Rice announces to Newsweek magazine that she is now a Christian writer. "I promised that from now on I would write only for the Lord." In the afterword of her upcoming book she call Christ "the ultimate supernatural hero ... the ultimate immortal of them all."






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