L. J. Smith
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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-white buck which allowed her to follow it nearly half a mile. She also likes to collect things: angels (they remind her of her late mother), tiny boxes from different countries or of fanciful shape, nineteenth century children's literature, and books about quantum physics--especially about the mystery of the dark energy in the universe. A militant optimist, she is also part of the Velociraptor Sisterhood (a fancy way of saying that she likes to read, write and discuss books with strong female characters), and she has traveled extensively in Europe and the Far East. The two countries she loves to visit most are Great Britain, with its historic monuments and amazing country landscapes, and Japan, with its bustling urban life and exquisite mountain scenery.

Her favorite current writer is Terry Pratchett, the author of the Discworld series, for its wild and witty satires on life, death, war, love, assassins, coppers, and Australia. Her favorite classical writer is Jane Austen. Her favorite poets are Robert Frost and Emily Dickinson. Her favorite movies are The Seven Samurai and Avatar (analyze that!). She doesn't have a favorite TV show, because she doesn't have time to watch TV (and only owns one for playing movies).

Her favorite people are her readers, each of whom she cherishes with deep and lasting affection.

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Best Sellers

    • The Vampire Diaries, Book 1

    • The Awakening
    • By: L. J. Smith
    • Narrated by: Rebecca Mozo
    • Length: 6 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 1,047
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 653
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 655

    Elena: beautiful and popular, the girl who can have any boy she wants....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The Better Original

    • By Bree Salyer on 10-10-17

    Regular price: $22.81

    • The Vampire Diaries, Book 2

    • The Struggle
    • By: L. J. Smith
    • Narrated by: Rebecca Mozo
    • Length: 5 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 545
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 319
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 323

    The girl who can have anyone finds herself in the middle of a deadly love triangle....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • voices ugh

    • By Patty on 06-20-15

    Regular price: $22.81

    • The Vampire Diaries, Book 3

    • The Fury
    • By: L. J. Smith
    • Narrated by: Rebecca Mozo
    • Length: 6 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 440
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 253
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 256

    Elena: transformed, the golden girl has become what she once feared and desired....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • L.J Smith can do no wrong

    • By Staci on 05-11-12

    Regular price: $22.81

    • The Secret Circle, Volume I: The Initiation

    • By: L. J. Smith
    • Narrated by: Devon Sorvari
    • Length: 7 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 368
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 325
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 325

    Seduced by the Secret Circle, power has controlled New Salem for 300 years, Cassie falls hopelessly in love with the leader's boyfriend and falls prey to dark powers....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting

    • By Theodore on 10-16-11

    Regular price: $22.81

    • The Vampire Diaries, Book 4

    • Dark Reunion
    • By: L. J. Smith
    • Narrated by: Rebecca Mozo
    • Length: 7 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 379
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 213
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 216

    Elena: transformed, the golden girl has become what she once feared and desired....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The best one so far

    • By Sloane on 03-08-12

    Regular price: $22.81

    • The Hunter

    • The Forbidden Game, Volume 1
    • By: L. J. Smith
    • Narrated by: Khristine Hvam
    • Length: 6 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 143
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 112
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 114

    When Jenny Thorton and her friends open the mysterious white box given to her by Julian, they discover a mysterious game and enter a house of horrors full of their worst nightmares....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • very enjoyable

    • By tim on 12-21-11

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Nightfall

    • Vampire Diaries: The Return
    • By: L. J. Smith
    • Narrated by: Rebecca Mozo
    • Length: 14 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 298
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 162
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 163

    Elena Gilbert is alive - again. Now she is not just human. She has powers and gifts that were bestowed on her in the afterlife....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Night Fall: The Vampire Diaries

    • By Mary on 01-19-10

    Regular price: $33.08

    • Soulmate

    • Night World, Book 6
    • By: L. J. Smith
    • Narrated by: Kate Rudd
    • Length: 6 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 87
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 62
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 62

    The series takes place in a world similar to our own but one where vampires, witches, werewolves and shape-shifters live among humans without their knowledge...

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Return of the vampires

    • By Sharon on 08-18-12

    Regular price: $13.99

    • Secret Circle, Volume III: The Power

    • By: L. J. Smith
    • Narrated by: Devon Sorvari
    • Length: 6 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 189
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 162
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 164

    Threatened by the possibility of her destruction in a final battle between good and evil, Cassie must hope that her supernatural gifts are strong enough to obliterate the powers of evil....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A fitting end to a trilogy

    • By Theodore on 10-22-11

    Regular price: $22.81

    • Secret Circle, Volume II: The Captive

    • By: L. J. Smith
    • Narrated by: Devon Sorvari
    • Length: 6 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 206
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 180
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 178

    Lured into the most popular in-crowd imaginable, Cassie is intoxicated by her newfound strength....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Was PLEASANTLY surprised! Really good book!

    • By Theodore on 10-21-11

    Regular price: $22.81

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