Corrines Plan

This week one of our favourite tweeters Marisol K asked @AtticSecrets79 if Corrine really was smart enough to have thought up the poisoning plan by herself ? I put her question to the AtticSecrets group and we had , as usual, a great discussion on this and all things Corrine Everyone has an opinion on…

Doesnt everybody love their mother ?

“There are some mothers you can’t love because they simply dont want you to love them ” A sad statement and one that tells us so much about the characters of Corrine and Olivia. What in particular were Olivias motivations behind this? Why didn’t she want Corrine to love her ? In my opinion ,…

A Writers Way to Profit from Memories

“A Writer’s Way to Profit from Memories” (article) by Virginia Andrews November 1982 Since my first novel was published (Flowers in the Attic), not long afterward many letters came to fill my mailbox; clearly indicating that most of my readers think I am writing about my own life. Only some ways is this true. Cathy…

Real Life Attic Flowers

Our members are amazing, and none more so than Rebecca Gustafson who found this article revealing a real life Flowers in the Attic Scenario. Sharing with us this article taken from the The Victoria Advocate, July 30th 1960  we find a story so similar to the Dollangangers tale its almost uncanny The article reports of…

Where the Greener Grass Grows

Where the Greener Grass Grows was always thought to be an unpublished manuscript of a previously unreleased novel and surprisingly turned out to be the first draft of what ultimately became Petals on the Wind. Excitement enough for any VCA fan, and of course questions were raised – What did it contain ? What was it…

Interview with Lost Angels of VCA Jessica Zinder

  1. tell us a bit about yourself and how you came to be a VCA fan ?   When I was young I had heard a lot about V.C. Andrews and of course seeing her books around but never got really into it until I was in high school and a sophomore.  I was…

Rosenthaila

Gathering dust in the archives for almost three decades, amongst other lost writings. A small spiral-bound burgundy red leather notebook simply entitled ” Rosenthalia ” in the spidery script of Virginia Andrews lay. According to Jessica Zinder of the lost angels of VCA forum who discovered it in the Boston University Archives, it was almost…

Endorsed by VC Andrews ?!?

Andrew Neiderman is a master of psychological thrillers – VC Andrews author of Dark Angel In the Attic : A V C Andrews Blog posted this copy of Playmates by Andrew Neiderman , complete with Virginia Andrews quote quite some time ago. I had heard that V C had apparently endorsed his work but never…

Fan Art Friday

Here at AtticSecrets we love our members creativity and adore a bit of fan art ! So, to celebrate our new Twitter handle @atticsecrets79 and Tumblr account AtticSecrets1979 we have launched #FanartFriday showcasing the talent of the fans. First up is this wonderful Attic inspired creation by Julianne Hannes – a long term VCA fan…

This book is dedicated to my mother

Virginia’s own brother Gene called Flowers in the Attic : ” a book about child abuse.” Her own mother refused to read it …….. So why dedicate such a harrowing story of children suffering to your own mother ? It just doesn’t make sense ……. Of course the cynic in me says that a book…

Flowers in the Attic

Originally posted on amyscribbler:
Flowers in the Attic Book Review Author: V.C Andrews Published by Simon&Schuster (1979) Genre: Gothic/Family Saga/Drama This one is a bit of an oldie, but it’s definitely a classic. Flowers in the Attic is the first in a five part series following the hardships and grim events of the Dollanganger children…