Eric Griggs another interesting story, back in the 90’s I believe, get phone number was published in the phone book out in San Francisco. She actually answered her own phone. The gentleman who is directing (I think) her upcoming television version of Interview called her back then to talk to her about how he wanted to adapt the book for a movie. She spoke with him at length about it, but sadly, had already sold the rights.
Now that she has the rights again, he’s the one working on it.
I thought that was pretty neat.
As for the Catholic connection, after her husband died, she struggled with her lapsed faith, wrote the Christ our Lord books, actually vowed to stop writing the vampire/supernatural stuff. I was quite sad. Thankfully, she came back to my beloved Lestat after a time. I think grief just needed to be worked through a bit.