BC: THE END
FC: Cassandra Clare
1: Sugar and Spice and Everything Nice... | - Cassandra Clare was born to American parents in Teheran, Iran. | - As a child she did a lot of traveling with family.
2: - One of the trips included a trek in the Himalayas as a toddler where she spent a month living in her father's backpack
3: - She lived in France, England and Switzerland before the age of 10. - Though she spent most of high school in LA.
4: - Cassandra Clare started writing when she was 12 years old. | - According to her, those first stories were awful.
5: - In college she majored in English. | - She wrote to amuse fellow class mates including one story: "The Beautiful Cassandra."
6: - "The Beautiful Cassandra." Inspired her pen name: Cassandra Clare. | - Her real name is Cassie.
7: - She worked for various entertainment magazines in Los Angeles and New York. | - Her first professional writing sale, "The Girls Guide to Defeating the Dark Lord."
8: - City of Bones was her first YA novel published in 2004. - She has a small office where she writes with friends, if she didn't have friends there, she would distracted!
9: - Her motto is: So many books, so little time! - She says her own greatest flaw is her laziness
10: - How would she describe her life in 8 words? "Crowded apartmen-t, crazy cats, piles of books, laptop!" | She says her favorite quality about herself is her shortness.
11: - If she could eat only one food for a whole day, she would choose chocolate. - Her favorite occupation besides writing is traveling
12: - A talent she wishes she has is drawing or painting. | - Her greatest fear is sharks!
13: - She regrets not learning a foreign language such as Spanish, at a young age.
14: - City of Bones - City of Ashes - City of Glass - City of Fallen Angels - Clockwork Prince - Clockwork Angel
15: - Most of the places in the book are real places, or have been changed only slightly. - Characters in the book are thinly based off of real people Cassie actually knows.
16: - The Marble Cemetery [The City of Bones] actually exists in some form. - Cassie comes up with Jace's funny lines by her friends attitudes and herself, because she is very sarcastic.
17: - Their is supposed to be a 5th and 6th book in the Mortal Instruments series. City of Lost Souls and City of Heavenly Fire. | - She often listens to an iMix of music when she writes her books.
18: - Her favorite authors are: Dorothy Dunnett, Dorothy Sayers, Diana Wynne, Jones E. Nesbit, Susan Cooper. - Her most asked fan question is on whether or not "The Mortal Instruments" will be a movie.
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