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Transcript of Cassandra Clare
Fun Facts Rather
Inspiration exists, but it must find you working. - Pablo Picasso
Where She Is Now
Why She Is an Influential Person
Cassandra Clare is a pen name she came up with in high school when she wrote a short story called "The Beautiful Cassandra"
While she was in high school she would write fan fiction including: Draco Trilogy [Harry Potter] and The Very Secret Diaries [Middle Earth] (James)
Her grandfather is Max Rosenberg who is the producer of the first color film The Curse of Frankenstein and the Dr. Who films in the 1960's (Hayman)
""Owns a big selection of "maps to places that never were" -Middle Earth, Sherlock Holmes' flat in Baker Street, map of Narnia, and a reproduction of the Time Bandits map in her home hanging on her walls"" (Haymen).
Her cats have been featured in books as either her cats or a main character (Flanerty)
Cassandra Clare is a great example of how a long love of anything can result in the fulfillment of one's dreams. Her childhood love of literature led her to be a world renown author. She writes books that people of all ages love and enjoys what she does.
Thursday March 28, 2014
Birth to high school
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Judith Rumelt, Cassandra Clare, was born July 27, 1973 in Teheran, Iran to Richard and Elizabeth Rumelt. Her mother was an author and her father was both an author and professor at business school, which gave them a wealthy lifestyle. Her father also loved to travel which meant Casandra spent most of her life traveling. She lived in many places before the age of ten "including the Himalayas where she was a toddler and lived in her fathers back pack" (Clare). Other places she lived includes: France, England and Switzerland. "Since her family moved around so much she found familiarity in books and went everywhere with a book under her are" (Clare). But she soon found herself attending high-school in Los Angelas.
After College/ Notable works
After college Cassandra found herself working for numerous magazines and tabloids. She "reported on the travels of Brad and Angelina and Britney Spear's wardrobe malfunctions" (Clare). While working for the companies Cassandra began her first novel, City of Bones, in 2003 which was to be published in 2007. This novel was inspired by the urban landscape of Manhattan, her favorite city. Before publishing Casandra quit her job and turned to writing fantasy fiction full time in 2006. Although, her first novel was City of Bones; her first professional writing sale was a short story: The Girls Guide to Defeating the Dark Lord. Her notable works include: The Mortal Instruments, The Infernal Devices and The Magisterium Series.
Her inspiration for writing was Jane Austen's short stories.
Cassandra now lives in Amherst, Massachusetts with her husband Joshua Lewis and two cats. She has completed her "The Infernal Devices" series and is working on the final book in "The Mortal Instruments" series. She has also eluded to the possibility of a third series based on the same ideas as her first two.
Cassandra Clare has become one of the most well known 21st century writers. She is responsible for the production of the best selling series "The Mortal Instruments," which has a film production of the first book, as well as it's prequel series "The Infernal Devices."