publication date: Monday, August 3, 1998 (part of Round II)
clue: It only takes a minute to cook a vampire.
explanation: Rice is a horror writer known for her series of novels about Lestat the vampire. The "it only takes a minute to cook" part of the clue plays with her last name. more…
solved by: Kelly Hardie
trivia: Someone guessed Ozzy Osbourne.