Bio: L.J. Smith recently changed her name because she got tired of being one of a googolplex of Lisa J. Smiths. Her attempts to get people to call her by her new name have not, so far, been successful. Despite initial disappointments, she will not give up the fight! She also wonders if many people out there realize that “smiths” were revered in ancient times for their ability to take bits of rock and magically turn them into useful items like swords, maces, flails, daggers, dirks, spears, halberds, arrowheads, katanas, and, eventually, lead shot and brass knuckles. And spatulas. Spatulas used to be made of metal. For this reason, smiths were thought to be a wee bit uncanny, and it was a brave man or woman who crossed them. There are few who can face up to a really well-honed spatula—or, for that matter, to cutting irony, which in Ye Good Olde Days was made of real iron.
L.J lives in the Bay Area of California, where it is always sunny except when it rains. She has a cat and lots of books. She gets most of her ideas when she is asleep. She isn’t sure whether there is genuine magic or not, but she finds it fun to write about. She believes in the maxim, “An you harm none, do as you will.” (An means “as long as.”)
Her website: http://ljanesmith.net/
She has written many amazing books like...
The Vampire Diaries
The Vampire Diaries
The Secret Circle
The Forbidden Game:
*not released yet
Night of the Solstice
I personally have read everything here except the Night of the Solstice series, Nightworld: Strange Fate, and The Vampire Diaries: The Return: Midnight. Every story I've read has a love story in it and I loved every single one of them. There is even a TV show done about The Vampire Diaries and a new one being developped about The Secret Circle. As an author, she has written and sold many wonderful books and will be writing more too. Her writing is easy to read, and there is always an interesting plot. The best thing about L.J. Smith's books to me are the characters. She makes many memorable characters that you can't help but love and listen to their stories.
The most well known of L.J. Smith's books are probably the Vampire Diaries and Nightworld, and those are really good but not even my favourites. If you haven't read Dark Visions or The Forbidden Game, you honestly must. They are both lovely stories with the most gorgeous guys. L.J. Smith herself said Julian (from The Forbidden Game) was one of her favourite male characters, probably even more than Damon (The Vampire Diaries). So all in all, they rock.
Have you read a novel by L.J. Smith? What are your thoughts about it?