Author Anne Rivers Siddons sitting in a garden.

UNITED STATES - 1997: Author Anne Rivers Siddons sitting in a garden. (Photo by Thomas S. England/The LIFE Images Collection via Getty Images/Getty Images)

ATLANTA, Ga (CBS46) Atlanta-born author Anne Rivers Siddons, a member of the Georgia Writers Hall-of-Fame, has passed away at the age of 83.

Her stepson David Siddons confirmed her death in the Charleston Post and Courier.

According to her obituary, Siddons passed away Wednesday at Medical University Hospital in Charleston, S.C. after a battle with lung cancer.

She was born in Atlanta in 1936 and penned several books during her illustrious career, many of which were adapted to the big screen.

Stephen King called her book 'The House Next Door' one of the "finest horror novels of the 20th Century."

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