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L.J. Smith

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in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, The United States
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I have a new blog about my Vampire Diaries fanfic.

L.J. SMITH, Lisa Jane Smith, is the New York Times #1 Bestselling author of The Vampire Diaries, The Secret Circle, The Forbidden Game, Dark Visions, Wildworld and Night World series. She has written over two dozen books for children and young adults, and has enjoyed writing every one of them. She lives in the Bay Area of California, with a backyard that is full of flowers, which she adores, especially with many different shades of roses.

She loves to visit a friend's little cabin in the Point Reyes National Seashore area, which has lots of trees, lots of animals, lots of beaches to walk on, and lots of places to hike. Once, while hiking, she saw a snow...more

There have recently been a couple articles done about my Vampire Diaries fanfics.

The Wall Street Journal:
'Vampire Diaries' Writer Bites Back


The Vampire Diaries Writer Got Fired, so Now She Writes Fan Fiction of Her Own Series.
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“You don't love a girl because of beauty. You love her because she sings a song only you can understand.”
L.J. Smith, Secret Vampire

“People die . . . so love them every day.
Beauty fades . . . so look before it's gone.
Love changes . . . but not the love you give.
And if you love, you'll never be alone.”
L.J. Smith, Witchlight

“I told you. You don't love someone because of their looks or their clothes or their car. You love them because they sing a song only your heart can understand.”
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Favorite Vampire Series

Black Dagger Brotherhood - J.R. Ward
  6 votes, 18.8%

Vampire Academy - Richelle Mead
  6 votes, 18.8%

Can't say
  3 votes, 9.4%

Immortals After Dark - Kresley Cole
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Vampire Kisses - Ellen Schreiber
  2 votes, 6.3%

Morganville Vampires - Rachel Caine
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House of Night - P.C. Cast, Kristin Cast
  2 votes, 6.3%

Cirque Du Freak - Darren Shan
  2 votes, 6.3%

Night Huntress-Jeaniene Frost
  2 votes, 6.3%

The Vampire Diaries - L.J. Smith
  1 vote, 3.1%

Twilight - Stephenie Meyer
  1 vote, 3.1%

Bloodlines - Richelle Mead
  1 vote, 3.1%

Strange Angels - Lili St. Crow
  1 vote, 3.1%

Blood Coven - Mari Mancusi
  0 votes, 0.0%

Night World - L.J. Smith
  0 votes, 0.0%

Chronicles of Nick - Sherrilyn Kenyon
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Evernight - Claudia Gray
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Thirst - Christopher Pike
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Ancient Legends - Jayde Scott
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Vampire University - V.J. Erickson
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Jessica - Beth Fantaskey
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Intertwined - Gena Showalter
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message 10: by K.s.

K.s. Kamat Thanks so much for accepting my invite! :) Huge Fan! Loved the entire Night World Series.

message 9: by Steve

Steve Thank you Lisa, for accepting my friend request.


Serena Thank you for accepting my friend request! I was so surprised that a bestselling author took fan friend request. Huge fan of the Vampire Diaries and The Return, Night World, Dark Visions, and the Forbidden Game!

Jayne Louise Thanks for accepting friendship L.J. Blondie speaks highly of you, just love your books. You are one terrific author. X

Franky Thank you so much for accepting my friend request here on goodreads. I'm truly delighted and honoured. Currently, I am reading The Forbidden Game series and I truly love it. Can't wait to find out how it ends though I don't want it to end yet :)

Natasha Hey, thanks so much for accepting my friend request I truly appreciate it. I'm actually honoured that one of my favourite authors is a friend of mine on here.... Thanks again and have a great day! :)

Rosanna Leo Thanks for accepting my request, L.J. Lovely to meet you!

Sharon Hello and thank you for your friendship.

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄ƷTɪɴᴀᴛʜ Zᴀᴇʙᴀ~ǀ'м σηƖу нυмαη & тнαт'ѕ му ѕανιηg gяαcє.~ Hi. I am such a huge fan! You are an amazing writer and I hope Strange Fate would be out soon, you have me waiting on my very toes! Thanks for accepting my friend request.

Chantelle Thank you for accepting my friend request :)

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