- Category : Writers-Metaphysics-Parapsychology
- Type : MS
- Profile : 2/4 - Hermit / Opportunist
- Definition : Single
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Tension 3
American writer, famed for "Interview With a Vampire," published 1976, and other sensual books of the occult. Married 10/14/1961; two kids; the first one died in 1972, at age 5, from leukemia. Earned her B.A. in 1964, worked at many jobs from waitress to insurance claims office. Catholic.
Her husband, Stan Rice, a poet and artist, died from brain cancer in December 2002. They were "madly, totally in love" and married for 41 years.
In 2003, she lost 103 pounds as a result of gastric bypass surgery in January that year.. At 5'2" and diabetic, she once weighed 255 pounds, having battled weight gain since her son was born in 1978, and gaining steadily since 1996. In 1998, she fell into a diabetic coma and knew she had to do something about her weight. When she read of Al Roker's gastric bypass surgery in 2002, she realized that she needed to do the same.