Anne Rice - Oct 4th 1941
Anne Rice is the author of Interview with the Vampire, The Witching Hour and Queen of the Damned, along with many other books. She was born in New Orleans and started writing after the death of her daughter. Her first book was published in 1976.
She has featured vampires and witches in her novels and several of her books have been made into movies.
Her most recent release is Ramses the Damned: The Passion of Cleopatra, which she co-wrote with her son Christopher.
Mary Shelley - 30th August 1797 - 1st February 1851
Mary Shelley is famous for writing the novel Frankenstein in 1818. She was married to Percy Bysshe Shelley. After spending a summer in Geneva, she came up with the idea for Frankenstein. She died of a brain tumour at 53.
Frankenstein has been adapted many times over the years, into movies, TV shows and books.
Shirley Jackson - 14th December 1916 - 8th August 1965
Shirley Jackson was born in California and she wrote several novels over the years. One of her more famous works is The Haunting of Hill House. It was described by Stephen King as one of the most important horror novels of the 20th Century.
Shirley suffered from many health problems and died of a heart attack at only 48.
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