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The Woman Beyond the Attic: The V.C. Andrews Story by @AndrewNeiderman is a BHW pick #memoir

Author Andrew Neiderman

Genre Biography

Publisher S&S/ Gallery Books

Book Blurb

This celebration of the woman who took us to the heights of a secluded attic and the depths of our own dark psyches reveals an intimate portrait of the famously private V.C. Andrews—featuring family photos, personal letters, a partial manuscript for an unpublished novel, and more. Best known for her internationally, multi-million-copy bestselling novel Flowers in the Attic, Cleo Virginia Andrews lived a fascinating life. Born to modest means, she came of age in the American South during the Great Depression and faced a series of increasingly challenging health issues. Yet, once she rose to international literary fame, she prided herself on her intense privacy. Now, The Woman Beyond the Attic aims to connect her personal life with the public novels for which she was famous. Based on Virginia’s own letters, and interviews with her dearest family members, her long-term ghostwriter Andrew Neiderman tells Virginia’s full story for the first time. The Woman Beyond the Attic is perfect for V.C. Andrews fans who pick up every new novel or for fans hoping to return to the favorite novelist of their adolescence. Eye-opening and intimate, The Woman Beyond the Attic is for anyone hoping to learn more about the enigmatic woman behind one of the most important novels of the 20th century.

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Buy Links –

All buy links can be found HERE on the S&S product page


I’m one of the authors participating in the Be Mine Bookish Giveaway and you can win one of three copies of THE WOMAN BEYOND THE ATTIC: The V.C. Andrews Story.

Runs February 1 - 28 and is open internationally for many prizes.

Winners will be drawn on March 1, 2022.

Author Biography –

Andrew Neiderman is the author of numerous novels of suspense and terror, including Deficiency, The Baby Squad, Under Abduction, Dead Time, Curse, In Double Jeopardy, The Dark, Surrogate Child, and The Devil’s Advocate—which was made into a major motion picture starring Al Pacino, Keanu Reeves, and Charlize Theron. He lives in Palm Springs, California, with his wife, Diane. Visit his website at or check him out on Twitter .

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Feb 23, 2022

Thank you, Andrew, for sharing your book with us! It sounds very intriguing.

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