10 Famous Authors Who Made Unlikely Genre Jumps

Anne Rice

Horror writer Anne Rice is best known for her vampire novels, starting with Interview With a Vampire in 1976. She’s also written about witches, werewolves, mummies and angels, all of which fall comfortably under the “supernatural” rubric.  But earlier in her career she penned several novels that focused on a different sort of fantasy fiction: erotic novels of the BDSM variety (bondage and discipline, sadism and masochism). These include Exit to Eden, written as “Anne Rampling,” and the three Claiming of Sleeping Beauty novels written as “A. N. Roquelaure,” exploring all possible variations of sexual coupling and sexual torment.