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Cassandra Clare
Judith Rumelt, better known by her pen name Cassandra Clare, is an American author of young adult fiction, most known for her bestselling series The Mortal Instruments. Clare was born Judith Rumelt, to American parents, in Tehran (Iran). Her parents are Elizabeth and Richard Rumelt, who are a... show more
Judith Rumelt, better known by her pen name Cassandra Clare, is an American author of young adult fiction, most known for her bestselling series The Mortal Instruments.

Clare was born Judith Rumelt, to American parents, in Tehran (Iran). Her parents are Elizabeth and Richard Rumelt, who are a business school professor and author. Her maternal grandfather was film producer Max Rosenberg. Clare is Jewish, and has described her family as "not religious".

As a child, Clare travelled frequently, spending time in Switzerland, England, and France. She returned to Los Angeles for high school, and from then on split her time between California and New York, where she worked at various entertainment magazines and tabloids, including The Hollywood Reporter.

While living in Los Angeles Clare began writing fan fiction using the name Cassandra Claire. The Draco Trilogy based on Harry Potter and The Very Secret Diaries based on The Lord of the Rings were popular. However, she deleted her fan fiction from the Internet shortly before her first novel, The City of Bones, was published under the name Cassandra Clare.

She is also friends with author Holly Black, and their books occasionally overlap, Clare mentioning characters from Black's novels and vice versa, such as Val and Luis from Black's Valiant.

Clare is also credited by her publisher with creating the "City of Fallen Angels treatment" where a tangible "letter" from one character to another is attached to the back of physical copies of a book. The goal is to spur print book sales.

She currently resides in Amherst, Massachusetts, with her husband, Joshua Lewis, and three cats.
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Birth date: 27-07-1973
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Book Baby
Book Baby rated it 4 weeks ago
This is the second book in the Mortal Instruments series. I found the first book to be not so great, but not the worst. This book I really hated much more. I despised the romantic relationships/interests of the main characters Clary and Jace. I didn't really like the way one character becoming a vam...
Book Baby
Book Baby rated it 1 month ago
I debated reading this book for years. That sounds really dramatic when I say 'years' but literally it's true. I would periodically come across news about this book series, see it in the library or bookstores, hear the series recommended in book haul videos on youtube. I would always find myself sli...
BagEndBooks
BagEndBooks rated it 2 months ago
Honestly, Clary, Simon and Jace have just been getting less likeable as the book has gone on, quite the opposite of what is supposed to happen with character growth. Add to that that the story wasn't as interesting as the first books in the series, and I was quite let down. The first two and a half ...
Reading is my ESCAPE from Reality!
Reading is my ESCAPE from Reality! rated it 2 months ago
The story continues at an awards ceremony for the heroes from The Copper Gauntlet (book 2). The ceremony is hit by tragedy and the students are in danger when they return to the Magisterium (magic school). There is a spy at the school, and time is running out to discover who it is. The students disc...
Bridget Reads
Bridget Reads rated it 3 months ago
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