Wednesday, March 23, 2005

The Globe and Mail: Novel way to rebel against your parents

So, if your natural mother or father is just a horror and not a horror writer, can you file a court petition and adopt a famous novelist that will help your career?

Christopher Rice didn't have to go to those lengths. His mother is Anne Rice. He just had to eat all his vegetables and put his plate in the sink after each meal.


Tuesday, March 22, 2005

The dust jacket of the U.S. author Christopher Rice's book, Light Before Day, due out in Canada from distributor H. B. Fenn this month, has not one but two blurbs comparing his writing to that of horror author Stephen King. It's a fine distinction to earn, if a little peculiar, since Rice is in fact deeply indebted to another horror writer -- his mother, Anne Rice, who is also mentioned on the back cover. But it's not yet known if such cross-pollinating promotion will be repeated when Stephen King's son Owen comes out with his first book, We're All in This Together, distributed by Raincoast Books in July. . .


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