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American novelist Cleo Virginia Andrews also known as V.C. Andrews or Virginia C. Andrews was born on June 6, 1923 in Portsmouth, Virginia. She was a successful author (1979-1986) with works comparable to those of Susan Hill, Gwen Hunter, and Nora Roberts.

Andrews is known for her novels that feature Gothic horror and family saga themes typically centered on family secrets and forbidden love. She penned the infamous bestseller "Flowers in the Attic," the story of four children locked in an attic for three years by their estranged grandmother. Several of her works have been translated into various languages including Japanese, French, Spanish, Italian, Korean, Swedish, Portuguese, Finnish, Greek, and Hebrew.

Novels by Andrews became very successful that even after the author's death from breast cancer on the 19th of December 1986, ghost writers were hired to write more stories for publication under the Andrews's name. The Virginia Andrews name was later on considered to be a valuable commercial asset that the Internal Revenue Service argued that it should be included in the late novelist's gross estate.
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