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"One Thing or Your Mother"
Buffy -OToYM
Mother doesn't always know best.
Author(s) Kirsten Beyer
Publication date March 3, 2008
Length 240 pages
Published by Simon Spotlight Entertainment
ISBN ISBN 1847391206

One Thing Or Your Mother was a novel written by Kirsten Beyer based on Buffy the Vampire Slayer.


A child vampire named Callie, turned by Drusilla, became a bone of contention between Spike and Angelus. Buffy Summers explored a relationship with Todd, a college student who was tutoring Buffy at the behest of Principal Snyder. A magic spell that caused everyone in Sunnydale, including Buffy, Snyder, and the vampires, to lose REM sleep and threatened to put everyone to sleep permanently. To break the spell, Buffy not only killed a demon, but also solved a mystery with Willow Rosenberg's help.

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Behind the Scenes

  • The story is set in Season 2, during the period when Angel has lost his soul and Angelus is the most prominent villain.The story takes place after Episode 19 ("I Only Have Eyes for You") and before the season finale (Episode 21 & 22 "Becoming").
  • This book provides plausible answers to several questions that the television series does not resolve, such as why child vampires are rare and what Mayor Richard Wilkins was doing during Season 2. It also provides a partial backstory on Principal Snyder, including his childhood and his first dealings with Mayor Wilkins.
  • Snyder's first name is given as Cecil, though the name plate on his desk gives his first initial as R.