L. J. Smith is one of our favorite authors in the teen fantasy romance genre. She writes mostly paranormal type books about witches, werewolves, vampires and shape shifters.
Her unique variety of well written characters, the intensity of the chemistry between them and a great balance of romance, action and suspense make you want to keep reading until the wee hours of the morning.
Though she's written lots of great books over the span of her career, Smith is most well known for her teen vampire romance books, the Vampire Diaries and the Night World series.
She has written over two dozen books for young adults in the paranormal teen romance and fantasy genres, including Dark Visions, which debuted at number one on the NYT Bestseller list.
In addition, she has published a variety of short stories that feature popular characters from past books she's written. They're available for free on her website.
L. J. Smith currently lives in the Bay area of California, where she enjoys reading, hiking, traveling, and communing with her cat Suzie. Her favorite place is a cabin in Point Reyes National Seashore.
When it comes to books, L.J. does her thing and she does it very well. However, I will forewarn anyone who decides to read the Night World books (and you definitely should)... she has been um... 'working' on the last book Strange Fate for more than 10 years now. And I thought it sucked waiting on the last book in Chris Paolini's Inheritance cycle. Lets hope this one is worth the wait.
If you are the kind of person who doesn't like to start a series you can't finish, or you don't like waiting forever for the next book to come out, you may want to hold off until Strange Fate has been published.
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