There are quite a few prolific writers in the horror genre … and then there’s The Vampire Diaries scribe L.J. Smith, who recently finished the third chapter of her The Vampire Diaries: The Return trilogy, entitled Midnight, and has also agreed to pen a new trilogy, for which she’s already finished the first book, Phantom.
Here’s how Smith describes it in her Ye Olde Blog:
I have been finished with Midnight, the final book in the last Vampire Diaries trilogy, [for] about a month and am waiting (you can imagine how eagerly or maybe–if you’re not an author–you can’t) for the edits. I’ve also signed on for a new trilogy and finished the first book in it, Phantom. So there is more Vampire Diaries in store for readers of those books.
I’ve already bought a fantastic brand new Tiffany and Co. (the real Tiffany’s) gold locket and chain. Now I just have to make up a scene in which Stefan gives Elena the locket (crucial for the new trilogy coming up after Midnight), and we’ll see if we really can cause my computer to implode.
No other details on the upcoming trio of novels are available, but we do know that The Return: Midnight is due out from HarperTeen on March 15, 2011. You can pre-order your copy from the EvilShop below.
As for “The Vampire Diaries” TV series based on Smith’s popular franchise, it’s looking to have a big presence at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con. Along with the show’s panel presentation on Saturday, July 24th, in Ballroom 20 (see the details below), the following members of the cast and crew will be in Warner Brothers’ booth (#4545) just before the panel starts.
2:30 – 3:15 PM (WB Booth #4545)
“THE VAMPIRE DIARIES” (Signing)
Stars Ian Somerhalder, Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley, Michael Trevino, and Matt Davis and executive producers Kevin Williamson, Julie Plec
4:15 – 5:00 PM (Ballroom 20)
“THE VAMPIRE DIARIES” (Panel Session)
The cast and creative team behind The Vampire Diaries return to take a bite out of Comic-Con! Series stars Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley, Ian Somerhalder, Michael Trevino, and Matt Davis join executive producers/writers Kevin Williamson and Julie Plec to show fans a fang-tastic season-one highlight reel, followed by a Q&A session. This edgy, romantic drama quickly became the number one series on The CW in its first season. The Vampire Diaries director/co-executive producer Marcos Siega will moderate the panel.
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