Cassandra Clare Revealed
About Cassandra Clare
Previous occupations:Taboid entertainment writer.
Favorite job:The one I have now.
Favorite movie:L.A. Confidential
Favorite television show:Veronica Mars
- Q. How would you describe your life in only 8 words?
- A. Crowded apartment, crazy cat, piles of books, laptop!
- Q. What is your motto or maxim?
- A. So many books, so little time.
- Q. What’s your greatest fear?
- A. Sharks.
- Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?
- A. London.
- Q. Which living person do you most admire?
- A. Let's make it a tie between Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert
- Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?
- A. "Don't pet the cat, he bites. Oh, too late."
- Q. What do you regret most?
- A. Not learning a foreign language when I was young enough to become fluent.
- Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?
- A. Being able to draw or paint.
- Q. What is your greatest achievement?
- A. Alphabetizing my entire library.
- Q. What’s your greatest flaw?
- A. Laziness.
- Q. What’s your best quality?
- A. I'm short, so I have a low center of gravity and corner well.
- Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?
- A. Percy Blakeney, because he hides his heroism.
- Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?
- A. Alex of A Clockwork Orange. I mean, I don't like him, but he's interesting.
- Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?
- A. People who talk to me while I'm reading.
- Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?
- A. Traveling.
- Q. What’s your fantasy profession?
- A. Movie location scout.
- Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?
- A. Chocolate.
On Books and Writing
- Q. Who are your favorite authors?
- A. Dorothy Dunnett, Dorothy Sayers, Diana Wynne Jones, E. Nesbit, Susan Cooper
- Q. What are your 5 favorite books of all time?
- A. Gaudy Night, Famous Last Words, Carry On, Jeeves, The Return of the King, Emma
- Q. Is there a book you love to reread?
- A. I reread Wodehouse's Jeeves books every year.
- Q. Do you have one sentence of advice for new writers?
- A. Write what you love to read.
- Q. What comment do you hear most often from your readers?
- A. When will there be a movie?
- Q. How did you come to write Clockwork Princess?
- A. I've always been obsessed with Victorian England. I read all the Sherlock Holmes stories when I was about eight. I've always wanted to write a book set in that place and time, and I also knew I wanted to write a companion series about Shadowhunters that would function as a prequel to City of Bones. When I decided to combine the two ideas, the Clockwork series was born.