We're tempted to type here "vampires visit the OC," if only because author Anne Rice is still so very much associated with glamorous night dwellers.
And that's pre-pre-pre-Cullen, of course.
But we'll get to the heart of the matter, which is the beautiful Orange County Performing Arts Center getting a shout-out in Ms. Rice's "Angel Time," the latest book in her large, large collection.
We make mention for a couple of reasons. First, Anne Rice, a titan among vampiric authors. Second, Ms. Rice is still much associated with New Orleans, and so to see the OC get the TLC is sweet. Plus, there's a lesson there, aspiring writers. Even if you excel in moody, wrought-iron gothics, your fiction can still vacation in a sunny, palm-laden locale once and awhile. Trade the lace-and-velvet for some shoulder-showing sheath.
And third, we should all support the Center, and be happy when any love comes its way.
"Angel Time" debuted in October 2009.