Vampire Diaries!

The author and the series!

The Vampire Diaries is a popular young adult book series and television show that has captivated audiences worldwide. The original book series was written by author L.J. Smith, and it was later adapted into a successful television series. In this blog, we’ll take a closer look at the writer and the series that has become a phenomenon.

L.J. Smith: The Writer Behind The Vampire Diaries

L.J. Smith is an American author who was born on September 4, 1965, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. She grew up in California and attended the University of California, Santa Barbara, where she received a Bachelor of Arts in English. After graduating, Smith worked as a teacher and a desktop publisher before deciding to pursue a career in writing.

Smith’s first novel, The Night of the Solstice, was published in 1987. She continued to write books in various genres, including horror, fantasy, and romance. However, it wasn’t until she began writing The Vampire Diaries that she achieved widespread success.

The Vampire Diaries: The Series

The Vampire Diaries is a supernatural book series that follows the story of a teenage girl named Elena Gilbert. Elena is a high school student who falls in love with a 162-year-old vampire named Stefan Salvatore. However, their relationship is complicated by the presence of Stefan’s brother, Damon, who is also a vampire and is determined to get in the way of Stefan and Elena’s romance.

The book series was first published in 1991 and consisted of four books: The Awakening, The Struggle, The Fury, and Dark Reunion. The books were reissued in 2007 with new cover art and bonus materials, and two more books were added to the series: The Return: Nightfall and The Return: Shadow Souls.

In 2009, The Vampire Diaries was adapted into a television series by the CW network. The show was created by Kevin Williamson and Julie Plec and starred Nina Dobrev as Elena, Paul Wesley as Stefan, and Ian Somerhalder as Damon. The show ran for eight seasons from 2009 to 2017 and became a cultural phenomenon.

The Vampire Diaries television show differed from the book series in many ways, including the addition of new characters and storylines. However, the show stayed true to the heart of the original books, which was the love triangle between Elena, Stefan, and Damon.


L.J. Smith’s The Vampire Diaries has become a cultural phenomenon that has captured the hearts of millions of fans around the world. The book series and television show have brought the supernatural world to life in a way that has resonated with audiences of all ages. Whether you’re a fan of the books or the show, there’s no denying that The Vampire Diaries has left a lasting impression on popular culture. 


Here’s a link to L.J. Smith’s official website, where you can find more information about her and her books, including The Vampire Diaries series:

Additionally, here’s a link to the official website of The Vampire Diaries television show, where you can find more information about the show, its cast, and crew: