Cassandra Clare

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Cassandra Clare was born to American parents in Teheran, Iran and spent much of her childhood traveling the world with her family, including one trek through the Himalayas as a toddler where she spent a month living in her father’s backpack. She lived in France, England and Switzerland before she was ten years old.

Since her family moved around so much she found familiarity in books and went everywhere with a book under her arm. She spent her high school years in Los Angeles where she used to write stories to amuse her classmates, including an epic novel called “The Beautiful Cassandra” based on a Jane Austen short story of the same name (and  which later inspired her current pen name).

After college, Cassie lived in Los Angeles and New York where she worked at various entertainment magazines and even some rather suspect tabloids where she reported on Brad and Angelina’s world travels and Britney Spears’ wardrobe malfunctions. She started working on her YA novel, City of Bones, in 2004, inspired by the urban landscape of Manhattan, her favourite city. She turned to writing fantasy fiction full time in 2006 and hopes never to have to write about Paris Hilton again.

Cassie’s first professional writing sale was a short story called “The Girl’s Guide to Defeating the Dark Lord” in a Baen anthology of humor fantasy. Cassie hates working at home alone because she always gets distracted by reality TV shows and the antics of her two cats, so she usually sets out to write in local coffee shops and restaurants. She likes to work in the company of her friends, who see that she sticks to her deadlines.

City of Bones was her first novel.—from


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Publication Order of The Bane Chronicles Books with Sarah Rees Brennan, Maureen Johnson

What Really Happened in Peru

The Runaway Queen (2013)

The Vampires, Scones, and Edmund Herondale (2013)

The Midnight Heir (2013)

Saving Raphael Santiago (2013)

The Rise of the Hotel Dumort (2013)

Fall of the Hotel Dumort (2013)

What to Buy the Shadowhunter Who Has Everything (2013)

The Last Stand of the New York Institute (2013)

The Course of True Love (2014)

Publication Order of Ghosts of the Shadow Market Books

Son of the Dawn (With: Sarah Rees Brennan) (2018) Cast Long Shadows (With: Sarah Rees Brennan) (2018)

Every Exquisite Thing (With: Maureen Johnson) (2018)

Learn About Loss (With: Kelly Link) (2018)

A Deeper Love (With: Maureen Johnson) (2018)

The Wicked Ones (With: Robin Wasserman) (2018)

The Land I Lost (With: Sarah Rees Brennan) (2018)

Through Blood, Through Fire (With: Robin Wasserman (2018)