VC Andrews

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Birthday
6, 1923
Birthplace
Portsmouth, VA
Death Date
Dec 19, 1986 (63)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
6, 1923
Birthplace
Portsmouth, VA
Death Date
Dec 19, 1986 (63)

About

An American Gothic horror writer, she is best known for Flowers in the Attic, a novel that focuses on the plight of four children locked in an attic. This novel was the first in the Dollanganger series; Andrews' other works include the Casteel Series and the Cutler books.

Before Fame

She experienced a bad fall in her youth and, as a result, suffered from crippling arthritis for most of her life. She published her first novel, Gods of Green Mountain, in 1972.

Trivia

Her real name was Cleo Virginia Andrews; she wrote under the pen name of V.C. Andrews.

Family Life

She grew up in Portsmouth, Virginia with several older brothers.

Associated With

She and Ann Radcliffe are both considered Gothic writers.