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Thank You But Don't Boycott

on 09 February 2011. Posted in 2011

First, I want to thank my readers for all their messages of support.  I’ve gotten far too many emails to answer, and I really appreciate the kindness and emotional sustenance you’ve given to me at this difficult time.

Second, if you’ve asked me a question about the future books or the endgame of The Vampire Diaries and I’ve been vague about what’s in store, I’d like to take this opportunity to apologize.  I really wasn’t  looking forward to the day when I would have to talk about this.

Third, and most importantly, I want to ask anyone who was thinking of it, not to boycott Harper’s or anyone.  It just doesn’t make sense.  Although I wanted and still want more than anything to be able to continue The Vampire Diaries series myself, there’s no point in not trying the new books.  (And remember, for fans of Bonnie and Damon, and strict Stefan and Elena fans, the immediate dynamics may be more to your liking.)  Besides which, Midnight, which is all mine, is coming out in March, and I believe there may be some of my writing in Phantom.

Thanks again to all the fans who have shown loving and loyal kindness to me. 

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Shirley Melchor
+4 # Interesting FactShirley Melchor 2011-10-12 19:41
Hey, I actually just remembered that Meg Cabot had a similar incident with Harper Collins a few years ago. Quote:
SporadicalMe In the 1800 series, was there any special reason that there was such a big timeline gap between the 4th and 5th book? megcabot You mean because I got fired from the series between the two books? That was one reason. Not that I'm bitter ;-)
Don't know if this is any "consolation" but just thought it was interesting.
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Stacey Lenes
+3 # In RegardsStacey Lenes 2011-11-16 23:14
I've been a huge fan of yours for as long as I can remember. Really, your books are the reason I love vampires, and they gave me hope as an aspiring writer. It really breaks my heart that this happened, because I read the books for YOUR writing style, not anyone else's. You have plans for these books, which are yours, and your characters... I think anyone who has made up characters and wrote about them can relate - they are like our children, and there can be no bond greater than that between a writer and her characters.
I'm just curious... are you allowed to disclose what happened? I've mentioned it to a few people, and they are shocked that it's even possible. Was it that you lost the rights to your books, or did they literally just boot you out of the way, or something else? I'm absolutely and utterly disgusted this happened but... just what happened exactly? If you can't disclose, I understand. Thank you, though, and keep writing. They are YOUR characters. Keep them close.
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CarolineCoulter
+3 # RE: Thank You But Don't BoycottCarolineCoulter 2011-11-29 15:34
I actually felt like crying when i heard you got fired. I love the series and the characters so much, the way you created the imperfect characters was just incredibly perfect. I love Elena and Damon. So I was determined not to buy the new book but no matter how I tried I ended up buying it...It's not as bad as i thought it would be but I can tell the bits of writing that belong to LJ Smith. I Love LJ Smith's writing wayyy better, i mean Damon comes back to life in phantom but still i felt the book lacking I just dont think this new ghostwriter can voice Damon correctly it's just not the same :( But still I love the seriers and the charcters too much to just give it up. It sounds silly but It feels like I'd be letting them down. I Love the chracters, Especially Damon, i just hope the new writer dosent ruin LJ Smiths work. However on a brighter note i have bought LJ Smiths night world series and the secert circle seriers so cant wait to get stuck into them :D
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moonlight24
0 # I definitely teared up!moonlight24 2012-02-14 21:50
I really did. I just found out last week that my hopes of reading a story about Nick & Cassie were bashed aside because of . . . whatever their reasoning. LJ brings passion to the story. I LOVE her writing style. I'm so upset that they did this to her. If it's money they're concerned with hey're risking quality for a quick buck. No other author can truly carry the same feel save the original author. So sad. Harper truly disappointed a huge fan-base-in my opinion. :cry:
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Jazmin
0 # RE: RE: Thank You But Don't BoycottJazmin 2012-02-20 17:43
hi Caroline, I appreciate your reply 'cause I was undecided between read or not The Hunters, I think you're alright, nobody can replace LJ Smith . Do you think I should read the new books? I mean, I'm really sure that won't be the same, but worth read them?
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Jazmin
0 # RE: Thank You But Don't BoycottJazmin 2012-02-20 17:33
I am really sad to know that you won't be who continues to write The Vampire Diaries after The Return: Midnight. Do you really recommend to us, your fans, let's read the series?
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Maria K
0 # Ho humMaria K 2012-04-21 16:31
All I can really say is not letting you write every single paranormal book you wanted is their biggest mistake. I love your books very much. I really, really love the Night World, and hope you keep writing. And writing. And writing.In fact, you may have to look up some immortality potions so you can keep writing, and we can keep worshipping. Which I cannot spell, but that's besides the point...
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Guest
0 # CamilaGuest 2014-01-28 17:24
Came here just to say please write your version of the story (particularly prefer Damon and Elena together) continue to write your way. Please write the story the way you would like it to end!
A big fan!
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0 # RE: CamilaAdministrator 2014-01-29 18:07
Quoting Guest:
Came here just to say please write your version of the story (particularly prefer Damon and Elena together) continue to write your way. Please write the story the way you would like it to end!
A big fan!

Lisa DID write the book as a fanfic. Just released it as Amazon Kindle version here >> http://www.amazon.com/Vampire-Diaries-Evensong-Paradise-Kindle-ebook/dp/B00I0FTIKA/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1390524695&sr=1-1&keywords=%22vampire+diaries%22

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