Anne Rice fans know what it means to celebrate Halloween in New Orleans

Spangling the Verse

Ah, Halloween.  The pumpkins.  The fake blood.  The costumes!!!! The CANDY!

And then there are the vampires.

No vampire fan worth her wood at stake is not an admirer of Anne Rice and her treasury of written word.

Rice–beloved daughter, mother, icon, literary sweetheart of New Orleans–recently celebrated her birthday.  I will not share this lady’s age, but I can tell you that she was born October 4, 1941, in New Orleans. If you’d like to wish her a happy belated, you can like her  on Facebook and become one of her People of the Page. Her birth name, as many of you know, is Howard Allen Francis O’brien.

Anne will be celebrating the release of her newest Lestat book, Prince Lestat and the Realms of Atlantis, on November 29.  (I’ll be posting my pre-debut book review soon!)

Photo courtesy of Penguin and Random House

If you’ve ever heard of the annual…

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