Some famous books penned by V.C. Andrews are "Flowers in the Attic" and "Petals on the Wind." "If There Be Thorns" is another of Andrews' most popular titles, according to Famous Authors.
Andrews' bestselling "Flowers in the Attic," her debut novel, was published in 1979 and brought her near-instant writing success. Her two following books, "Petals in the Wind" and "If There Be Thorns" continued the disturbing saga of the Dollangangers, a family mired in the psycho-sexual dysfunction of incest and abuse.
"Flowers in the Wind" was produced for cinema in 1987, but the themes portrayed in the Dollangangers series were considered so taboo in some communities that the books were banned from a number of libraries.
Andrews' books have been translated into 25 languages, and she has sold more 106 million books around the globe, according to publisher Simon and Schuster. Several of Andrews' stories have also been adapted for the Lifetime television channel in the United States and United Kingdom, and for Australian television's Foxtel's SoHo, according to the Complete V.C. Andrews.
Andrews passed away from breast cancer in 1986. Following her death, ghost writer Andrew Neiderman completed several of Andrews' unfinished manuscripts. He continues to write under her name for the Andrews estate.