V. C. Andrews

novelist

Cleo Virginia Andrews (V. C. Andrews) (June 6, 1923 – December 19, 1986) was an American writer from Portsmouth, Virginia.[1] Her best-selling stories included "My Sweet Audrina" and two series of books about the "Dollanganger" and "Casteel" families.

Cleo Virginia Andrews
Born(1923-06-06)June 6, 1923
Portsmouth, Virginia, USA
DiedDecember 19, 1986(1986-12-19) (aged 63)
Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA
OccupationNovelist
NationalityAmerican
Period1979 - 1986
GenreGothic horror
Family saga
Website
www.vcandrewsbooks.com

Her stories were written in English and translated into French, Italian, German, Spanish, Dutch, Japanese, Korean, Turkish, Greek, Finnish, Hungarian, Swedish, Portuguese and Hebrew.

Her first novel, "Flowers in the Attic," was published in 1979.[2]

V. C. Andrews died from breast cancer in 1986, leaving behind some unpublished stories. The estate of V. C. Andrews hired a ghostwriter, Andrew Neiderman, to continue the stories, which are still published under the name V. C. Andrews.[3]

NovelsEdit

The Dollanganger seriesEdit

Stand alone worksEdit

The Casteel seriesEdit

The Cutler seriesEdit

This series and all subsequent novels were written by Neiderman, but are attributed to Andrews.

The Landry seriesEdit

The Logan seriesEdit

The Orphans seriesEdit

  • Butterfly (1998)
  • Crystal (1998)
  • Brooke (1998)
  • Raven (1998)
  • Runaways (1998)
  • Orphans (2000) (omnibus)

The Wildflowers seriesEdit

  • Misty (1999)
  • Star (1999)
  • Jade (1999)
  • Cat (1999)
  • Into the Garden (1999)
  • The Wildflowers (2001) (omnibus)

The Hudson seriesEdit

  • Rain (2000)
  • Lightning Strikes (2000)
  • Eye of the Storm (2000)
  • The End of the Rainbow (2001)
  • Gathering Clouds (2007, to be contained with the Rain movie DVD, released on May 29, 2007)

The Shooting Stars seriesEdit

  • Cinnamon (2001)
  • Ice (2001)
  • Rose (2001)
  • Honey (2001)
  • Falling Stars (2001)
  • Shooting Stars (2002) (omnibus)

The DeBeers seriesEdit

  • Willow (2002)
  • Wicked Forest (2002)
  • Twisted Roots (2002)
  • Into the Woods (2003)
  • Hidden Leaves (2003)
  • Dark Seed (2001) [an e-book now printed inside copies of Hidden Leaves]

The Broken Wing seriesEdit

  • Broken Wings (2003)
  • Midnight Flight (2003)

The Gemini seriesEdit

The Shadows seriesEdit

  • April Shadows (2005)
  • Girl in the Shadows (2006)

Early Spring seriesEdit

  • Broken Flower (October 2006)
  • Scattered Leaves (Feb 27, 2007)

Secrets SeriesEdit

  • Secrets in the Attic (September 2007)
  • Secrets in the Shadows (April 2008)

Delia SeriesEdit

  • Delia's Crossing (September 2008)
  • Delia's Heart (December 2008)
  • Delia's Gift (February 2009)

Heavenstone SeriesEdit

  • Heavenstone Secrets (December 29, 2009)
  • Secret Whispers (March 2010)

Short stories (ghost-written by Neiderman, inspired by Andrews' artwork)Edit

  • Cage of Love (2001)
  • The Little Psychic (2001)

Vampire SeriesEdit

  • Daughter of Darkness (2010)

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Millions from the 'Attic' - V.C. Andrews, Prolific Portsmouth author, long dead, continues to make a fortune | Inside Business". Archived from the original on 2010-11-27. Retrieved 2011-04-08.
  2. "V. C. Andrews (1923–1986) from Dictionary of Virginia Biography (Library of Virginia)". Encyclopedia Virginia. Virginia Foundation for the Humanities. June 15, 2009. Retrieved May 24, 2010.
  3. Estate of Andrews v. United States, 850 F.Supp.1279 (E.D. Va. 1994)

Other websitesEdit