Luanne Rice

Novelist, Author

1955 –


Who is Luanne Rice?

Luanne Rice is the New York Times bestselling American author of thirty novels. She often writes about nature and the sea, and many of her novels deal with love and family.

Born in New Britain, Connecticut, Rice's first published poem appeared in the Hartford Courant when she was eleven, and her first short story was published in American Girl when she was fifteen. Her debut novel, Angels All Over Town, was published in 1985.

In 2002, Connecticut College awarded Rice an honorary degree and invited her to donate her papers to the college's Special Collections Library.

Rice is an avid environmentalist and advocate for families affected by domestic violence.

Several of Rice's novels have been adapted for television, including Crazy in Love for TNT, Blue Moon for CBS, Follow the Stars Home and Silver Bells for the Hallmark Hall of Fame, and Beach Girls for a Summer 2005 mini-series on Lifetime.

Rice divides her time between New York City, Old Lyme, Connecticut, and Southern California.


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Sep 25, 1955
New Britain
  • United States of America
  • Connecticut College
Lived in
  • Connecticut
  • New York City

on July 23, 2013