WASHINGTON — A.C. Crispin, a best-selling science fiction and fantasy author who wrote tie-in novels for the ‘‘Star Wars’’ franchise and a prequel providing the back story for the film series ‘‘Pirates of the Caribbean,’’ died Friday at the Hospice of Charles County in Waldorf, Md. She was 63.
She had bladder cancer, her husband, Michael Capobianco, said. She lived in Hughesville, Md. and was known to friends by her first name, Ann.