Lisa Jane Smith (usually known as L.J. Smith) is a popular American author of young-adult fiction that combines horror, fantasy and supernatural romance genres. Best known for ''Literature/TheVampireDiaries'', she went on a ten year hiatus from writing in 1998 due to illness, leaving her latest series, The ''Literature/NightWorld'', incomplete, though it is now scheduled for release in (hopefully) 2014. As of 2016, Night World has still been unfinished. Amazon states Strange Fate to have a release date of 'Unavailable'.

Since 2007, L.J. Smith has had her books reissued, starting with ''The Vampire Diaries'' and ''The Secret Circle''. A new trilogy based on ''The Vampire Diaries'' was published in 2009, and [[ her website]] has several short stories that contain characters and settings from her published work.

Her works include:

* ''Literature/TheNightOfTheSolstice''
* ''Literature/HeartOfValor''

* ''The Awakening''
* ''The Struggle''
* ''The Fury''
* ''Dark Reunion''
* ''The Return: Nightfall''
* ''The Return: Shadow Souls''
* ''The Return: Midnight''

''The Secret Circle'':
* ''The Initiation''
* ''The Captive''
* ''The Struggle''

* ''The Hunter''
* ''The Chase''
* ''The Kill''

* ''The Strange Power''
* ''The Possessed''
* ''The Passion''

* ''Secret Vampire''
* ''Daughters of Darkness''
* ''Spellbinder''
* ''Dark Angel''
* ''The Chosen''
* ''Soulmate''
* ''Huntress''
* ''Black Dawn''
* ''Witchlight''
* ''Strange Fate (TBA)''

!! ''Literature/TheVampireDiaries'', ''Literature/TheForbiddenGame'', ''Literature/DarkVisions'', and ''Literature/NightWorld'' have their own pages. The rest of Smith's work provide examples of:

* ColorCodedForYourConvenience: An common theme in her books involves Blondes portrayed as [[HairOfGoldHeartOfGold Pure and Angelic]] in contrast to Brunettes who are [[DarkIsEvil Bad]] or [[TroubledButCute more]] [[FemmeFatale Mischievous]].
* DarkActionGirl: Faye
* LoveTriangle: She has yet to write a trilogy that doesn't somehow involve her female protagonist being torn between a KnightInShiningArmor and a [[AllGirlsWantBadBoys Bad Boy]].
* ShrinkingViolet: Cassie, prior to her CharacterDevelopment.