About the author.
The Night World books are written by American author Lisa Jane Smith. Lisa Jane Smith – L. J. Smith for short – realised she wanted to be a writer sometime between kindergarten and first grade. She got her idea for her first published book whilst babysitting in high school and wrote while attending college in California after which she went on to teach public school for many years.
L. J. Smith enjoys computers, mythology and walking in the woods at night. She lives in a rambling house in the Bay Area with one dog, three cats and about ten thousand books. Some of her best ideas come from sitting under the stars and watching deer feed around her in the hills.
Since childhood L. J. Smith has been fascinated by the night and the way the ordinary world changes in moonlight. This is why many of her books are about the mysterious things that happen after darkness falls. L. J. Smith likes writing about strong female characters and encourages girls to read, write and reach for their dreams.
Besides the Night World series L. J. Smith has written the novels Night of the Solstice and Heart of Valor as well as The Forbidden Game, Dark Visions and The Secret Circle trilogies plus the best-selling series, The Vampire Diaries. The Vampire Diaries and The Secret Circle books were recently adapted into television shows.
The Night World series began with the publication of Secret Vampire in June of 1996. Eight more books were added to the series over the next two years drawing it near conclusion. The final book in the series titled Strange Fate was meant to be published in late 1998 but due to the author experiencing personal problems publication of Strange Fate was delayed. Unfortunately the hugely anticipated book still has not been published but L. J. Smith says she is working on it.
In 2008 L. J. Smith opened the gates to her official website located at http://www.ljanesmith.net/. Fans can ask the author questions through this website and follow her online journal.