Cassandra Clare : Mortal Instruments Writer

Wednesday, April 14, 2010 |

Cassandra Clare is the pseudonym of the bestselling author of the young adult quartet The Mortal Instruments.
Cassandra Clare was born to American parents in Tehran. She lived in France, England and Switzerland before she was ten

years old. From her high school years on, she lived in Los Angeles and New York, where she worked at various

entertainment magazines and tabloids. She started working on her novel City of Bones in 2004, inspired by the urban

landscape of Manhattan. The Mortal Instruments have been optioned for film by Unique Features.

Prior to the publishing of City of Bones, Clare was known for writing fan fiction under the similar pseudonym Cassandra Claire. Her main works were The Draco Trilogy and The Very Secret Diaries (The Lord of the Rings). Claire was considered a Big Name Fan and was covered in several newspaper articles about fan fiction, but has since been accused of plagiarism from within the fan fiction community.

Clare took part of her pseudonym from The Beautiful Cassandra, on which she had based an epic novel during high school.

She is friends with another Harry Potter Big Name Fan Sarah Rees Brennan, who also writes in the young-adult genre.

Books by Cassandra Clare in this Blog (downloadable PDF)

Mortal Instruments Series

Book 1 : City Of Bones
Book 2 : City of Ashes
Book 3 : City of Glass