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 1,074
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 676
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 678

    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 559
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 330
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 335

    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 449
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 261
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 264

    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 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 386
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 219
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 222

    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

    • 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 211
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 185
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 183

    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

    • 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 375
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 331
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 331

    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

    • 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 193
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 166
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 168

    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

    • Night World: Secret Vampire

    • By: L. J. Smith
    • Narrated by: Ellen Grafton
    • Length: 5 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 171
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 121
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 123

    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
    • It is a young adult novel.

    • By Sharon on 08-18-12

    Regular price: $19.99

    • The Strange Power

    • Dark Visions, Book 1
    • By: L. J. Smith
    • Narrated by: Khristine Hvam
    • Length: 6 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 81
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 60
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 61

    Kaitlyn Fairchild's prophetic drawings frighten her, but she is offered a scholarship to the Zetes Institute with four other psychically gifted students that seems like a new beginning....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Terrible

    • By Candice on 10-29-12

    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 304
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 167
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 168

    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

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