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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

I hope everyone has a safe and happy Halloween. I love passing out candy and dressing up my dog, Victor. If you would like to see him in his many costumes visit my Facebook Page. https://www.facebook.com/ljsmithautho...
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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.”
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Alida arabelle Thank you for accepting my request...I love you and your books...

message 10: by Jeffrey (last edited Apr 07, 2015 11:31PM)

Jeffrey Koh I was pleasantly surprised that a best selling author who has written this many books and is quite well known had accepted my friend request. :)

message 9: by Nisha

Nisha Thank you so much for accepting my friend request! Much love!

message 8: by K.s.

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

message 7: 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!

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.

Chantelle Thank you for accepting my friend request :)

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