Ann Rule Net Worth

Ann Rule Net Worth 2022: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Ann Stackhouse net worth is
$10 Million

Ann Stackhouse Wiki Biography

Born Ann Rae Stackhouse on the 22nd October 1931, in Lowell, Michigan USA, she was a writer best known to the world for the books “The Stranger Beside Me” (1980), “Small Sacrifices” (1987), “Bitter Harvest” among many others, all of which celebrated her as a writer in the true crime genre, and also increased her net worth. Her writing career was active from 1969 until her death in July 2015.

Have you ever wondered how rich Ann Rule was, at the time of her death? According to sources it was estimated that Ann Rule`s net worth was as high as $10 million, an amount she owed to her writing talents, as she published 35 books, all of which added to her net worth.

Ann Rule Net Worth $10 Million

Ann was a daughter of Chester R. Stackhouse who worked as a sports coach, and his wife Sophie Marie Hansen, who worked as a teacher focused on children with learning disabilities. During her teens, Ann spent summers at her grandparents, working as a volunteer in county jail, which certainly inspired her to start writing about crime, and serial killers.

Ann went to Coatesville High School in Chester County, Pennsylvania, and after she matriculated enrolled at Highline Community College in Des Montes, earning an associate degree. After that, she enrolled at the University of Washington, where she studied criminology, creative writing and psychology, which further encouraged her to start her writing career.

Before she became a successful writer, Ann worked as law enforcement officer for the Seattle Police Department. Also, she was a volunteer on the suicide crisis hotline based in Seattle, where she met Ted Bundy, who would later turn out to be a notorious serial killer, and the subject of her book “Stranger Beside Me”. Prior to the release of her first book, Ann wrote for True Detective magazine, but used the pseudonym Andy Stack.

After her first book and her initial success, Ann decided to pursue further her writing career, and by the end of the 1980s had released four more books, “The Lust Killer” (1983), “The Want-Ad Killer” (1983), “The I-5 Killer”, which subject is Randall Woodfield, and “Small Sacrifices” (1987), all of which increased further her net worth, as they became as popular as her first book.

In the 1990s, Ann started a series of books called Crime Files, with the first volume released in 1993 “A Rose for Her Grave and Other True Cases”. She published 16 volumes, with the last one being “Fatal Friends, Deadly Neighbors and Other True Cases” in 2012. Apart from that series, in the 1990s, she also published “Bitter Harvest” (1997), and “And Never Let Her Go” (1999).

Ann never stopped writing, and published “Every Breath You Take” (2001), “Green River, Running Red” (2004), “Too Late To say Goodbye” (2007), “In the Still of the Night” (2010), “Practice to Deceive” (2013), and her last creation “Lying in Wait” (2014), eventually almost 40 books in total, all of which added steadily to her net worth.

Regarding her personal life, Ann was married to Bill Rule, but the couple divorced in 1972. Ann had four children, one of whom is Leslie Rule, who is also an author. She passed away in July 2015 following a heart attack, in Burien, Washington State USA.
Ann suffered a heart attack, and died in hospital day after she was sent to hospice care.

Full NameAnn Rule
Net Worth$10 Million
Date Of BirthOctober 22, 1931
Place Of BirthLowell, Michigan, U.S.
ProfessionWriter, Producer, Miscellaneous Crew
EducationUniversity of Washington, Coatesville Area High School
SpouseBill Rule
ChildrenLeslie Rule,Andrew Rule,Michael Rule,Laura Harris
ParentsSophie Hansen Stackhouse,Chester R. Stackhouse
AwardsAnthony Award for Best True Crime
NominationsEdgar Award for Best Fact Crime
MoviesThe Hunt for the I-5 Killer, Too Late to Say Goodbye, Ann Rule Presents: The Stranger Beside Me, And Never Let Her Go, Small Sacrifices, Every Breath You Take
1Was an intern student of the Oregon State Training School for Girls.
2Was a Seattle Policewoman until her supervisors found out about her extreme nearsightedness.
3She wrote her first book under the name Andy Stack for fear that a woman writing about crime would not be a success.
4She took courses in crime scene investigation, police administration, crime scene photography and arrest, as well as search and seizure while studying for two years at Highline Community College.
5She is the daughter of Chester R. and Sophie Hansen Stackhouse. Her father was a football/basketball/track coach and her mother was a teacher of the developmentally disabled.
6She is active in support groups for victims of violent crimes and their families, in the Y.W.C.A.'s program to help battered and abused women, and in Childhelp and Childhaven, support groups for children.
7She is a certified instructor in 'many states' on subjects such as: Serial Murder, Sadistic Sociopaths, Women Who Kill, and High Profile Offenders.
8She graduated from Coatesville High School.
9Obtained her BA from the University of Washington in Creative Writing, with minors in psychology, criminology and penology.
10Her first book contract was to write about a serial killer known only as 'Ted'. She later found that her very good friend, whose name was Ted Bundy, was in fact the 'Ted' she was contracted to write about.
11Ann's grandmother used to prepare meals for prisoners. One prisoner was a 'sweet' lady who taught Ann to crochet. Ann wondered why this woman could possibly be going on trial for murder. Ann says this is what lead her to the 'whys' of criminal behavior.
12Ann comes from a family loaded with crime fighters. Her grandfather and uncle were Michigan sheriffs. Her cousin was a prosecuting attorney, and another uncle was a medical examiner.


Hunt for the I-5 Killer2011TV Movie book "The I-5 Killer"
Everything She Ever Wanted2009TV Mini-Series book - 2 episodes
Too Late to Say Goodbye2009TV Movie novel
Every Breath You Take2003TV Movie novel
Ann Rule Presents: The Stranger Beside Me2003TV Movie novel
And Never Let Her Go2001TV Movie book
Dead by Sunset1995TV Mini-Series book - 2 episodes
Small Sacrifices1989TV Movie book


And Never Let Her Go2001TV Movie executive producer
Dead by Sunset1995TV Mini-Series executive producer - 2 episodes


The Investigators2002TV Series documentary footage - 1 episode
Biography1995TV Series documentary additional material - 1 episode


Twisted2011TV Series documentary with thanks to - 1 episode
The Investigators2002TV Series documentary special thanks - 1 episode


The Perfect Murder2014TV SeriesHerself - Author, 'If You Really Loved Me'
48 Hours2001-2012TV Series documentaryHerself - True Crime Author / Herself
Twisted2011TV Series documentaryHerself - Author, 'Green River, Running Red'
Born to Kill?2010TV Series documentaryHerself - Author, 'The Stranger Beside Me'
Conversations with a Serial Killer2008TV Series documentaryHerself - True Crime Author
THS Investigates: Inside the Mind of a Serial Killer2005TV Movie documentaryHerself
Biography1995TV Series documentaryHerself
The Oprah Winfrey Show1988TV SeriesHerself

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