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Cassandra Clare - Author


Cassandra Clare was born to American parents in Teheran, Iran and spent much of her childhood travelling 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. Since her family moved around so much she found familiarity in books and went everywhere with a book under her arm. Her favourites included the work of the Bront' sisters and Tolkien, as well as the Chronicles of Narnia, Lloyd Alexander's Prydain Chronicles and Susan Cooper's The Dark is Rising series. 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 the eponymous Jane Austen short story (and from which she later took her current pen name).

After college, at which she majored in literature, Cassandra 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 first 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.

Cassandra's first piece of professional writing, a short story called 'The Girl's Guide to Defeating the Dark Lord', appeared in an anthology of humour fantasy. She 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. Cassandra likes to work in the company of her friends who see that she sticks to her deadlines. She loves writing humour and fantasy and hopes to try her hand at horror and science fiction some day.

Things you didn't know about Cassandra Clare

1. I only type with two fingers.

2. I once interviewed the cast of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

3. I have two cats, Linus and Lucy. Linus is huge and Lucy is tiny, so if you averaged them out, you would have one normal cat.

4. I have a scuba diving certificate but I never dive due to my fear of sharks.

5. I often get distracted listening to audio books on my iPod, then realize I am lost and have no idea where I am.

6. My favourite food is sushi.

7. I hate coffee but I like tea.

8. I was once taken in by an internet scam offering to sell me a penguin.

9. My dream is to have a library in my house, so big that it requires ladders to get to the tallest shelves.

10. As a child I wanted to be a windsurfing instructor and live in Tahiti.

Author photo copyright Kelly Campbell

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Featured Books, with extracts, by Cassandra Clare

Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare
Lady Midnight
Cassandra Clare
From the creator of the Mortal Instruments series and Infernal Devices trilogy comes this epic first instalment of the author’s highly anticipated The Dark Artifices series. Lady Midnight is populated with pretty much every kind of mythological and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 23/02/2017
Lovereading Price: £6.39
Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare
Lady Midnight
Cassandra Clare
April 2016 New Gen Book of the Month. From the creator of the Mortal Instruments series and Infernal Devices trilogy...
Format: Paperback - Released: 08/03/2016
Lovereading Price: £10.39
The Mortal Instruments 1: City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
The Mortal Instruments 1: City of Bones
Cassandra Clare
First in Cassandra Clare's internationally bestselling Mortal Instruments series about the Shadowhunters. A thrilling urban fantasy of vampires, warlocks and shapeshifters that fans of Buffy the Vampire Slayer will love to get their teeth into. Clary is your typical girl...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/07/2015
Lovereading Price: £6.39
The Mortal Instruments 2: City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare
The Mortal Instruments 2: City of Ashes
Cassandra Clare
We were bowled over by Cassandra’s first, City of Bones and from the feedback from readers you clearly were too. This is the second in The Mortal Instruments series and doesn’t disappoint. Utterly captivating, beautifully written, cleverly plotted with...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/07/2015
Lovereading Price: £6.39
The Mortal Instruments 3: City of Glass by Cassandra Clare
The Mortal Instruments 3: City of Glass
Cassandra Clare
This title is the third instalment in the bestselling urban gothic fantasy sequence, The Mortal Instruments. With two of the Mortal Instruments now in Valentine's hands, the world of the Shadowhunters teeters on the brink of civil war. Jace and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/07/2015
Lovereading Price: £6.39
The Mortal Instruments 4: City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare
The Mortal Instruments 4: City of Fallen Angels
Cassandra Clare
Fourth in Cassandra Clare's internationally bestselling Mortal Instruments series about the Shadowhunters. The Mortal War is over and sixteen-year-old Clary Fray is back home in New York excited about all the possibilities before her. She's training to become a Shadowhunter...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/07/2015
Lovereading Price: £6.39
The Mortal Instruments 5: City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare
The Mortal Instruments 5: City of Lost Souls
Cassandra Clare
Fifth in Cassandra Clare's internationally bestselling Mortal Instruments series about the Shadowhunters. Clary and the Shadowhunters struggle to piece together their shattered world after a betrayal by one of their own leaves them reeling.
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/07/2015
Lovereading Price: £6.39
The Mortal Instruments 6: City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare
The Mortal Instruments 6: City of Heavenly Fire
Cassandra Clare
Shadowhunters and demons square off, lives will be lost, love sacrificed, and the whole world changed, for the sixth book and the final showdown in the spellbinding, seductive conclusion to the internationally bestselling Mortal Instruments series from Cassandra Clare. The...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/07/2015
Lovereading Price: £7.19
The Mortal Instruments 6 City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare
The Mortal Instruments 6 City of Heavenly Fire
Cassandra Clare
Shadowhunters and demons square off, lives will be lost, love sacrificed, and the whole world changed, for the sixth book and the final showdown in the spellbinding, seductive conclusion to the internationally bestselling Mortal Instruments series from Cassandra Clare. The...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/02/2015
Lovereading Price: £7.19
The Bane Chronicles by Cassandra Clare
The Bane Chronicles
Cassandra Clare
December 2014 New Gen Book of the Month. Here are ten short stories covering roughly two hundred years in the life of Magnus Bane, sitting alongside is an extra exclusive bonus tale...
Format: Paperback - Released: 11/11/2014
Lovereading Price: £8.79
City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare
City of Heavenly Fire
Cassandra Clare
Shadowhunters and demons square off for the sixth book and the final showdown in the spellbinding, seductive conclusion to the internationally bestselling Mortal Instruments series from Cassandra Clare.
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/05/2014
Lovereading Price: £7.19
Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare
Clockwork Princess
Cassandra Clare
Danger intensifies for the Shadowhunters as the New York Times bestselling Infernal Devices trilogy comes to a close. Clockwork Princess is the third in the brilliant Infernal Devices series which began with Clockwork Angel and Clockwork Prince.
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/09/2013
Lovereading Price: £6.39
Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare
Clockwork Princess
Cassandra Clare
Danger intensifies for the Shadowhunters as the New York Times bestselling Infernal Devices trilogy comes to a close. Clockwork Princess is the third in the brilliant Infernal Devices series which began with Clockwork Angel and Clockwork Prince.
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/09/2013
Lovereading Price: £6.39
City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
City of Bones
Cassandra Clare
A thrilling urban fantasy of vampires, warlocks and shapeshifters that fans of Buffy the Vampire Slayer will love to get their teeth into.Clary is your typical girl next door character that everyone wants to like and with whom young teenage...
Format: Paperback - Released: 09/07/2013
Lovereading Price: £6.39
City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare
City of Lost Souls
Cassandra Clare
Clary and the Shadowhunters struggle to piece together their shattered world after a betrayal by one of their own leaves them reeling. This title is fifth in the international bestselling paranormal thriller series The Mortal Instruments and is the follow-up...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/09/2012
Lovereading Price: £6.39
The Infernal Devices : Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare
The Infernal Devices : Clockwork Prince
Cassandra Clare
This title is second in the New York Times bestselling urban fantasy series set in Victorian London. The first book in the series, Clockwork Angel, debuted at number one on the New York Times Bestseller list and spent...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/12/2011
Lovereading Price: £7.99
The Mortal Instruments Gift Set by Cassandra Clare
The Mortal Instruments Gift Set
Cassandra Clare
This is a gorgeous box set of the first three books in The Mortal Instruments series, which has been a massive hit in both the UK and the US. Who better to wax lyrical over it than none other than...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/10/2011
Lovereading Price: £19.99
City of Fallen Angels (The Mortal Instruments 4) by Cassandra Clare
City of Fallen Angels (The Mortal Instruments 4)
Cassandra Clare
Love, blood, betrayal and revenge - the stakes are higher than ever in the fourth book in the bestselling Mortal Instruments sequence. The Mortal Instruments series has over one million books in print. It has been on the New York...
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/04/2011
Lovereading Price: £7.99
Clockwork Angel (The Infernal Devices 1) by Cassandra Clare
Reader Reviewed Clockwork Angel (The Infernal Devices 1)
Cassandra Clare
March 2011 Book of the Month. This deservedly best-selling series launches with a powerful love story that thrills and chills in equal measure. Sailing from New York, 16 year old Tessa Gray...
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/09/2010
Lovereading Price: £6.39
City of Glass (The Mortal Instruments 3) by Cassandra Clare
City of Glass (The Mortal Instruments 3)
Cassandra Clare
With two of the Mortal Instruments now in Valentine's hands, the world of the Shadowhunters teeters on the brink of civil war. Jace and the Lightwoods are recalled to Idris, the Shadowhunters' remote and hidden home country, where a search...
Format: Paperback - Released: 22/06/2009
Lovereading Price: £6.39
City Of Ashes by Cassandra Clare
City Of Ashes
Cassandra Clare
We were bowled over by Cassandra’s first, City of Bones and from the feedback from readers you clearly were too. This is the second in The Mortal Instruments series and doesn’t disappoint. Utterly captivating, beautifully written, cleverly plotted with...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/07/2008
Lovereading Price: £6.39

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