When atheist and chronicler of the undead Anne Rice embraced Christianity in 2005, she seemed to seal the coffin on her Vampire Chronicles. But she's backtracking on her vow to write only about the Lord and not Lestat. "I have one more book that I would really like to write," Rice tells Time. "It will be a story that I need to tell."
"I don't see it as a violation of my promise, because I won't be writing about vampires in the same way," Rice says. There’s still time for her to change her mind again: She plans to write at least one more volume of her series on Jesus Christ before returning to her bestselling tales from the crypt.