Christopher Rice

Christopher Rice is the author of four New York Times bestsellers. The son of author Anne Rice and the late poet Stan Rice, he was raised in New Orleans. He now resides in Los Angeles, where he is a cohost of the Internet radio program The Dinner Party Show with Christopher Rice & Eric Shaw Quinn.

Books by this Author

The Heavens Rise
The Moonlit Earth
Blind Fall
Light Before Day
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My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. The truth will set you free. It might not make you rich and popular, but it will certainly set you free.

Q. What’s your greatest fear?

A. Plane crashes. I'm not afraid of flying. Not anymore. I'm afraid of the plane crashing. There's a difference.

Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?

A. Anything that allegedly comes from the right side of the brain. I'd like to be better at mathematics and spatial relationships.

Q. What is your greatest achievement?

A. Quitting smoking. It was literally the most difficult thing I have ever done.

Q. What trait is most noticeable about you?

A. Intensity.

Author Voices

April 12, 2010

So here I am, a week into my tour for THE MOONLIT EARTH, and enjoying the heck out of Little Rock - the latter of which surprised me, to be frank - when a reader at my discussion asks me a very simple question, but one fraught, shall we say?  "In Blind Fall you include a lot of information on how to kill a person. Are you concerned that maybe you're, uh, teaching people how to kill?" To be honest, the question was asked with the utmost respect but the chill that went through me was palpable.

Stephen King, upon learning that one of his novellas about a school shooting has been found in the locker of a... see more

April 12, 2010

Here's a brief rundown of things I've learned so far on my tour for The Moonlit Earth.

1. Little Rock is a great town.
2. The Capitol Hotel in Little Rock has the best chicken friend steak in this solar system.
3. If you're going to be stuck on a small commuter jet that has no AC make sure you're sitting next to fierce performance artist (and memoirst) Stacey Ann Chin.
4. Morning shows sometimes ask serious, substantive questions. Don't go in prepared to field a bunch of light questions about your mother. They might actually ask you where your characters come from.
5. There is no looking perfectly pressed on a book tour.... see more

April 12, 2010

People who meet me in person after reading my work (or short synopses of my work) often tell me they think I'm funny. Why don't I try my hand at a comedy? Why not, I think? Last year, I took this idea to my good friend, writer Eric Shaw Quinn. "I think I'll try my hand at comedy," I announced proudly.

"Ah, yes," he responded with a wistful smile. "A comedy in which dark forces kill hundreds of people. I can't wait."

I am, however, perfectly capable of writing funny bits of dialogue which I sandwich in between terrorist bombings and the unearthing of decades-old, family-destroying secrets. That counts for something, right?

But... see more

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