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Cleo Virginia Andrews (June 6, 1923 – December 19, 1986), better known as V. C. Andrews or Virginia C. Andrews, was an American novelist. Profile Andrews's novels combine Gothic horror and family saga, revolving around family secrets and forbidden love (frequently involving themes of horrific events, and sometimes including a rags-to-riches story). Her best-known novel is the bestseller Flowers in the Attic (1979), a tale of four children smuggled into the attic of their wealthy estranged pious grandmother, and held prisoner there by their mother. Her novels were successful enough that following Andrews's death, her estate hired a ghost writer, Andrew Neiderman, to continue to write novels to be published under her name. In assessing a deficiency in her estate tax returns, the Internal Revenue Service argued (successfully) that Virginia Andrews's name was a valuable commercial asset, the value of which should be included in her gross estate.Her novels have been translated into Czech, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Dutch, Japanese, Korean, Turkish, Greek, Finnish, Hungarian, Swedish, Polish, Portuguese, Lithuanian, Chinese, Russian and Hebrew. Life Andrews was born in Portsmouth, Virginia, the youngest child and only daughter of Lillian Lilnora (Parker), a telephone operator, and William Henry Andrews, a tool-and-die maker. She had two older brothers, William Jr. and Eugene. Andrews grew up attending Southern Baptist and Methodist churches. As a teenager, Andrews suffered a fall from a school stairwell, resulting in severe back injuries. The subsequent surgery to correct these injuries resulted in Andrews' suffering from crippling arthritis that required her to use crutches and a wheelchair for much of her life. However, having always shown promise as an artist, she was able to complete a four-year correspondence course from her home and soon became a successful commercial artist, illustrator, and portrait painter, using her art commissions to support the family after her father's death in 1957.Later in life, Andrews turned to writing. Her first novel, titled Gods of Green Mountain, was a science fiction effort that remained unpublished during her lifetime but was released as an e-book in 2004. In 1975, Andrews completed a manuscript for a novel she called Flowers in the Attic. "I wrote it in two weeks," Andrews said. The novel was returned with the suggestion that she "spice up" and expand the story. In later interviews, Andrews claims to have made the necessary revisions in a single night. The novel, published in 1979, was an instant popular success, reaching the top of the bestseller lists in only two weeks. Every year thereafter until her death, Andrews published a new novel, each publication earning Andrews larger advances and a growing popular readership. "I think I tell a whopping good story. And I don't drift away from it a great deal into descriptive material," she stated in Faces of Fear in 1985. "When I read, if a book doesn't hold my interest in what's going to happen next, I put it down and don't finish it. So I'm not going to let anybody put one of my books down and not finish it. My stuff is a very fast read." In an interview for Twilight Magazine in 1983, Andrews was questioned about the critics' response to her work. She answered, "I don't care what the critics say. I used to, until I found out that most critics are would-be writers who are just jealous because I'm getting published and they aren't. I also don't think that anybody cares about what they say. Nor should they care."Andrews died of breast cancer on December 19, 1986, in Virginia Beach, Virginia. After her death, her family hired a ghostwriter, Andrew Neiderman, to finish the manuscripts she had started. He would complete the next two novels, Garden of Shadows and Fallen Hearts, and they were published soon after. These two novels are considered the last to bear the "V. C. Andrews" name and to be almost completely written by Andrews herself. Fiction The following books written by (and credited to) V. C. Andrews were published within her lifetime: Flowers in the Attic (1979) Petals on the Wind (1980) If There Be Thorns (1981) My Sweet Audrina (1982) Seeds of Yesterday (1984) Heaven (1985) Dark Angel (1986)The following two posthumous volumes were credited solely to V. C. Andrews, and were completed by Andrew Neiderman based on outlines, story fragments, or work partially finished by Andrews before her death: Garden of Shadows (1987) Fallen Hearts (1988)All new "V. C. Andrews" work published subsequent to 1988, while credited solely to Andrews, is the work of Neiderman, under license from the V. C. Andrews estate. Neiderman has revisited some of Andrews' original characters and settings, while also creating numerous new series that explore similar themes. A listing of works and series credited under the name "V. C. Andrews" follows. By V. C. Andrews and Andrew Neiderman The Dollanganger Family Series Andrews' first series of novels was published between 1979 and 1987. Flowers in the Attic and Petals on the Wind focus on the four Dollanganger siblings and the events that shattered their perfect life after a car accident kills their father and their eventual imprisonment in their grandparents' attic as their mother tries to win back the love of her dying estranged father who must not know of the existence of her four children. Flowers in the Attic tells of their incarceration at Foxworth Hall, the death of one child, and subsequent escape of the other three, with Petals on the Wind picking up directly after telling the story of life outside the attic walls and Cathy's eventual revenge on the mother that locked them away. The story then continues in If There Be Thorns, which follows Cathy's sons, Jory and Bart, and the mysterious new neighbor who befriends Bart, gradually turning him against his parents; to the eventual reconstruction of Foxworth Hall (which had previously burnt down in Petals) in Seeds of Yesterday. Garden of Shadows, a prequel, tells the grandparents' story and how the children's parents became involved with each other, leading to the events of the first novel. Flowers in the Attic (1979) Petals on the Wind (1980) If There Be Thorns (1981) Seeds of Yesterday (1984) Garden of Shadows (1987) (by V. C. Andrews and Andrew Neiderman)The Audrina Series Initially a stand-alone novel published during Andrews' lifetime, the story takes place in the Mid-Atlantic United States during the 1960s and 1970s. The story features diverse subjects, such as brittle bone disease, rape, posttraumatic stress disorder, and diabetes, in the haunting setting of a Victorian-era mansion near the fictitious River Lyle. A sequel was published 34 years later, to tie in with the Lifetime adaptation of My Sweet Audrina, by Andrew Neiderman. My Sweet Audrina (1982) (by Andrews) Whitefern (2016) (by Neiderman)The Casteel Family Series Published between 1985 and 1990, the five novels of the Castee.... 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  • State v. andrews synopsis, comments

    State v. andrews

    Court of Appeals of New York

    The defendant by his first assignment of error challenges the courts refusal to quash the first count in bill No. 892. In this count it is alleged that the defendant "on or about t...

  • Andrews v. Bruton synopsis, comments

    Andrews v. Bruton

    Supreme Court of North Carolina

    A plaintiff must make out his case secundum allegata. Barnes v. Caulbourne, 240 N.C. 721, 83 S.E.2d 898. There can be no recovery except on the case made by his pleadings. Collas v...

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    Darkest Hour

    V.C. Andrews

    Growing up on the thriving plantation called The Meadows, Lillian Booth cherishes the brightest, happiest dreams...Lillian's world is full of grand parties, sunshine, and promises,...

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    Haus der Schatten

    V.C. Andrews

    V.C. Andrews – eine der erfolgreichsten Bestsellerautorinnen der Welt. Und eine Meisterin der romantischen Spannung!Die junge Rain Arnold, aufgewachsen in den Armenvierteln von Was...

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    The Journal of Julius Rodman

    Edgar Allan Poe

    This carefully crafted ebook: "The Journal of Julius Rodman Being an Account of the First Passage across the Rocky Mountains of North America Ever Achieved by Civilized Man...

  • Dark Horses synopsis, comments

    Dark Horses

    Susan Mihalic

    A “sweeping and raw story of courage, resilience, and cleareyed grace” (Sara Gruen, #1 New York Times bestselling author) about a teenage girl’s fierce struggle to reclaim her life...

  • Andrews v. Davenport synopsis, comments

    Andrews v. Davenport

    Supreme Court of North Carolina No. 159P87

    Order Upon consideration of the petition filed by Defendants (Davenports) in this matter for discretionary review of the decision of the North Carolina Court of Appeals pursuant to...

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    The Woman Beyond the Attic

    Andrew Neiderman

    “The woman who emerges from these pages is as riveting as her books” (The Wall Street Journal) in this Edgar Award–nominated celebration of the famously private V.C. Andrewsfeaturi...

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    Bayou Born

    Hailey Edwards

    "Edwards [creates] amazing fantasy worlds that the reader becomes completely engrossed in." GoodreadsHer beginning may be our end . . . Deep in the humid Mississippi bayou, a halfw...

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    Geliebte Crystal

    V.C. Andrews

    V.C. Andrews – eine der erfolgreichsten Bestsellerautorinnen der Welt. Und eine Meisterin der romantischen Spannung!Alles, was Crystal sich wünscht, ist eine Familie, die sie ihre ...

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    Die Flucht der Waisen

    V.C. Andrews

    V.C. Andrews – eine der erfolgreichsten Bestsellerautorinnen der Welt. Und eine Meisterin der romantischen Spannung!Schon lange fühlen sich die Waisenmädchen Brooke, Crystal, Raven...

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    Jade

    V.C. Andrews

    V.C. Andrews – eine der erfolgreichsten Bestsellerautorinnen der Welt. Und eine Meisterin der romantischen Spannung!Die vier jungen Mädchen Misty, Star, Jade und Cat haben eines ge...

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    Flowers in the Attic

    V.C. Andrews

    A major Lifetime movie eventthe novel that captured the world's imagination and earned V.C. Andrews a fiercely devoted fanbase. Book One of the Dollanganger Family series.At the to...

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    Willie andrews v. C.B.S. Division

    Supreme Court of Florida

    This cause is before the Court on petition for certiorari to review an order of the full commission affirming an award of the deputy commissioner on the ground that such award was ...

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    Midnight Whispers

    V.C. Andrews

    Soon to be a Lifetime limited series! Christie, Dawn’s daughter, searches for her own happiness and break the cycle of darkness that has plagued her family for generations in this ...

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    Das Haus im Nebel

    V.C. Andrews

    V.C. Andrews – eine der erfolgreichsten Bestsellerautorinnen der Welt. Und eine Meisterin der romantischen Spannung!Misty, Star, Jade und Cat – vier junge Mädchen, die eines eines ...

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    Garten der Versuchung

    V.C. Andrews

    V.C. Andrews – eine der erfolgreichsten Bestsellerautorinnen der Welt. Und eine Meisterin der romantischen Spannung!Unter der liebevollen und geduldigen Anleitung ihres Psychiaters...

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    In dunkler Nacht

    V.C. Andrews

    V.C. Andrews – eine der erfolgreichsten Bestsellerautorinnen der Welt. Und eine Meisterin der romantischen Spannung!Die junge Rain Arnold zieht nach London, wo sie bei den sagenhaf...

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    Im Schein des Mondes

    V.C. Andrews

    V.C. Andrews – eine der erfolgreichsten Bestsellerautorinnen der Welt. Und eine Meisterin der romantischen Spannung!Die sechzehnjährige Summer hat ihr ganzes Leben auf dem großen H...

  • Andrews v. Peters synopsis, comments

    Andrews v. Peters

    Court of Appeals of North Carolina

    The issues on this appeal concern (1) the granting of defendants motion for directed verdict made on the grounds of insufficient evidence of negligence; (2) the granting of defenda...

  • Andrews v. Sprott synopsis, comments

    Andrews v. Sprott

    Supreme Court of North Carolina No. 246

    [249 NC Page 730] The plaintiff, by her assignment of error No. 4, challenges [249 NC Page 731] the following portion of the court's charge: "Now, ladies and gentlemen o...

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    Das Netz im Dunkel

    V.C. Andrews

    V.C. Andrews – eine der erfolgreichsten Bestsellerautorinnen der Welt. Und eine Meisterin der romantischen Spannung!Wie in einem Spinnennetz gefangen lebt das Mädchen Audrina, abge...

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    Star

    V.C. Andrews

    V.C. Andrews – eine der erfolgreichsten Bestsellerautorinnen der Welt. Und eine Meisterin der romantischen Spannung!Die vier jungen Mädchen Misty, Star, Jade und Cat haben eines ge...

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    Spiegel der Schatten

    V.C. Andrews

    V.C. Andrews – eine der erfolgreichsten Bestsellerautorinnen der Welt. Und eine Meisterin der romantischen Spannung!Alles, was sie will, ist eine Familie, die sie ihre eigene nenne...

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    Misty

    V.C. Andrews

    V.C. Andrews – eine der erfolgreichsten Bestsellerautorinnen der Welt. Und eine Meisterin der romantischen Spannung!Die vier jungen Mädchen Misty, Star, Jade und Cat haben eines ge...

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    Secrets of the Morning

    V.C. Andrews

    Soon to be a Lifetime limited series! The second in #1 New York Times bestselling author V.C. Andrew’s Cutler series follows Dawn as she embarks on a glittering future in New York ...

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    Melody

    V.C. Andrews

    V.C. Andrews – eine der erfolgreichsten Bestsellerautorinnen der Welt. Und eine Meisterin der romantischen Spannung!Mit dem tragischen Tod ihres Vaters findet Melody Morgans geborg...

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    Child of Darkness

    V.C. Andrews

    SHE GREW UP IN THE SHADOWS OF LIES. NOW THE PAST WILL COME TO LIGHT. As a child, she was Baby Celeste, the one thing that kept her mother in touch with reality. But now her mother...

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    Dunkle Wasser

    V.C. Andrews

    V.C. Andrews – eine der erfolgreichsten Bestsellerautorinnen der Welt. Und eine Meisterin der romantischen Spannung!Als Luke Casteel seine geliebte Frau verliert, bricht für ihn ei...

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    The Beloveds

    Maureen Lindley

    An exploration of domestic derangement, as sinister as Daphne Du Maurier’s classic Rebecca, that plumbs the depths of sibling rivalry with wit and menace.Oh, to be a Belovedone of ...

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    Olivia

    V.C. Andrews

    V.C. Andrews – eine der erfolgreichsten Bestsellerautorinnen der Welt. Und eine Meisterin der romantischen Spannung!Schon immer hat Olivia geahnt, dass ihre jüngere Schwester Belin...

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    Petals on the Wind

    V.C. Andrews

    On the heels of the successful Lifetime TV version of Flowers in the Attic comes the TV movie tiein edition of Petals On the Wind, the second book in the captivating Dollanganger s...

  • Andrews v. Smith synopsis, comments

    Andrews v. Smith

    North Carolina Court of Appeals

    An unpublished opinion of the North Carolina Court of Appeals does not constitute controlling legal authority. Citation is disfavored, but may be permitted in accordance with the p...

  • Andrews v. Sprott synopsis, comments

    Andrews v. Sprott

    Supreme Court of North Carolina

    the following portion of the courts charge: "Now, ladies and gentlemen of the jury, if you find from the evidence and by its greater weight as I have defined that term to you, that...

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    Cat

    V.C. Andrews

    V.C. Andrews – eine der erfolgreichsten Bestsellerautorinnen der Welt. Und eine Meisterin der romantischen Spannung!Die vier jungen Mädchen Misty, Star, Jade und Cat haben eines ge...

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    Das Lied der Nacht

    V.C. Andrews

    Der letzte Band der LoganSagaSeit dem vermeintlichen Tod ihrer Eltern lebt Melody bei ihren geheimnisvollen Verwandten, der Familie Logan, an der Küste Neuenglands. Als ihr eines T...

  • Andrews v. Elliot synopsis, comments

    Andrews v. Elliot

    Court of Appeals of North Carolina

    Darrin R. Ackerman appealed from the judgment of conviction and sentence entered by the trial court upon finding Ackerman guilty of possession of drug paraphernalia, a class A misd...

  • THE JOURNAL OF JULIUS RODMAN synopsis, comments

    THE JOURNAL OF JULIUS RODMAN

    Edgar Allan Poe

    The Journal of Julius Rodman is an unfinished serial novel by American author Edgar Allan Poe published in 1840. It is a fictionalised account of the first expedition across the We...

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    Dunkler Schmetterling

    V.C. Andrews

    V.C. Andrews – eine der erfolgreichsten Bestsellerautorinnen der Welt. Und eine Meisterin der romantischen Spannung!Dies ist die fesselnde Geschichte vier junger Mädchen, die – mit...

  • State v. Andrews synopsis, comments

    State v. Andrews

    North Carolina Court of Appeals

    An unpublished opinion of the North Carolina Court of Appeals does not constitute controlling legal authority. Citation is disfavored, but may be permitted in accordance with the p...