I remember when the original printing of her Vampire Diaries came out back in the late 80s/early 90s. I was still in high school. How can she be fired from her own works?
I realize the tv show has moved on from the original books but... I'm just clueless here.
Yeah but that's the thing, apparently it isn't her own works. Somehow. Yes sure, she wrote every single word in the books, but the actual concept was developed by the publishers.
... I think it's very fishy.
Shouldn't matter. SHE spent all those years doing the work. I'd be pretty pissed if it was me. If I put twenty years of my life into my characters only to have them taken away.
That's a lifetime. Longer then some marriages. It just makes me as a writer wonder even more if it's worth it anymore to be trying to get published.
The other angle that also needs to be remembered is that when the rights were aquired by the TV company they get to do what they want with the characters. Im not 100% sure on how far the concept of the series would actually work in court. If they just said "How about a series with kids in high school where two hot vamp brothers fight for one girl" then they may not have a lot to stand on.
I think odds are after the sales for book 7 have gone through there may well be a court battle.