Cassandra Clare's Blog
March 28, 2012
The City of Lost Souls chapter reveal starts TODAY!
As well as being able to read the first chapter, if you live in the US, at each chapter stop you can enter to win one of six VERY limited edition SHADOW HUNTER FAMILY RINGS. Just click here and enter your information. (Canadians, follow @SimonPulseCA for you chance to win a SHADOWHUNTER ring. I'm sorry it's only open to US residents, but apparently those are the legalities of this kind of giveaway. The chapter however, can be read by anyone.)
Tomorrow, the hunt continues at www.novelnovice.com
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January 4, 2012
So Tessa is up against Katniss in the second to last round of the YA Heroine Tournament.
You can vote here.
Yeesh. What can I say? Katniss is an awesome heroine, and honestly, I'm proud Tessa has made it this far and is facing down a girl who wins tournaments to the death professionally. :D
I will say this: there are all sorts of ways to be heroic, and just because Tessa works her mojo in a corset doesn't mean she's less of a badass. They're both badass girls. I think they would get along.
Katniss: I like your corset.
Tessa: And I am sure that your flaming jumpsuit is the very last word in fashion!
Katniss: Boy do I hate being in a love triangle.
Tessa: I can only most heartily agree.
If Tessa wins this round, the last round of the Tournament will be Tessa vs. Clary. Which means that whoever wins that round, no matter what, you guys will get a brandnewsspeciallywrittenforyou scene.
Something to think about. *winks*
December 5, 2011
Clockwork Prince launch party NYC (&Ed Westwick): The Clockwork Prince tour kicks off tomorrow night with a signing in New York City, at the Barnes and Noble on Union Square.
NEW YORK CITY: 7PM
33 East 17th Street, New York, NY 10003, 212-253-0810
There will be swag bags prizes, and other fun stuff, including an appearance by (barring unexpected weirdness having to do with the Gossip Girl filming schedule)
Ed Westwick, who besides being Chuck Bass, is also the co-narrator of Clockwork Prince ( you can hear him read here) and lent his mellifluous voice to the narration of the CP book trailer:
Perhaps he can be convinced to read a few lines from Clockwork Princess aloud? :D
November 29, 2011
"Beloved editor, artist and writer Terri Windling is in need, and we are asking for your help in a fundraising auction to assist her. This auction will combine donations from professionals and fans in an online sale to help Terri through a serious financial crisis.
Terri is the creator of groundbreaking fantasy and mythic art and literature over the past several decades, ranging from the influential urban fantasy series Bordertown to the online Journal of Mythic Arts. With co-editor Ellen Datlow, she changed the face of contemporary short fiction with The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror and other award-winning anthologies, including Silver Birch, Blood Moon and The Green Man: Tales from the Mythic Forest. Her remarkable Endicott Studio blog continues to bring music, poetry, art and inspiration to people all over the world.
Terri Windling and her family have been coping with health and legal issues that have drained her financial resources at a critical time. Due to the serious nature of these issues, and privacy concerns for individual family members, we can't be more specific than that, but Terri is in need of our support. As a friend, a colleague and an inspiration, Terri has touched many, many lives over the years. She has been supremely generous in donating her own work and art to support friends and colleagues in crisis. Now, Terri is in need of some serious help from her community. Who better than her colleagues and fans to rise up to make some magick for her?"
My entry is at: http://magick4terri.livejournal.com/5457.html
Basically I'm offering to write a short piece about your favorite TMI or ID character or pairing — canon, non-canon, I don't mind, though nothing too filthy :) and only characters from my own work. I'll handwrite it out and send it to you, framed if you'd like to keep it as a memento. The starting price is $50 — it's for a great cause and there's lots of other awesome stuff up for auction; check it out!
October 29, 2011
Thursday • November 3 • 7 pm
The Odyssey Bookshop
9 College St.
S. Hadley, MA 01075
Cassandra Clare, Kelly Link, and Gavin Grant
Steampunk! an Anthology of Fantastically Rich and Strange Stories
Imagine an alternate universe where romance and technology reign. Where tinkerers and dreamers craft and re-craft a world of automatons, clockworks, calculating machines, and other marvels that never were. Where scientists and schoolgirls, fair folk and Romans, intergalactic bandits, utopian revolutionaries, and intrepid orphans solve crimes, escape from monstrous predicaments, consult oracles, and hover over volcanoes in steam-powered airships.
The anthology is called "Steampunk! An Anthology of Fantastically Rich and Strange Stories."
The story I wrote for it is called "Some Fortunate Future Day." You can read the whole story — in entirety — for free at Lightspeed Magazine and Chasing Ray wrote up a lovely review of it here. They also have an interview up with me where I witter about steampunk, love and bad choices. If you get a chance, come by the Odyssey to get your book signed by Kelly, Gavin and I, and we'll happily talk dirigibles and clockwork dancing instructors.
They also have an interview up with me where I witter about steampunk, love and bad choices.
If you get a chance, come by the Odyssey to get your book signed by Kelly, Gavin and I, and we'll happily talk dirigibles and clockwork dancing instructors.
October 25, 2011
Foyle's 1-3 pm
113-119 Charing Cross Road, London, WC2H 0EB
With Sarah Rees Brennan*
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7437 5660
October 27: Dublin: 6pm
Easons: 40 Lower O'Connell Street
Phone 01 858 3800
With Sarah Rees Brennan*
October 28: Galway: 4:30
33 Shop Street Galway, Ireland
I'll be signing from 4:30 on.
* Technically these are ticketed events but only the pre-signing presentation is ticketed. You don't need tickets to show up and get your books signed, get the giveaway (signed copy of Magnus' Vow, tote backs, other cool stuff.) So just show up!
October 6, 2011
The voices were quite clearly those of the Lightwood brothers. Tessa recognized Gideon's lower, rougher tones as he said, "There will be a moment of reckoning, Gabriel. You can depend upon it. What will matter is where we stand when it comes."
Gabriel replied, his voice tense, "We will stand with Father, of course. Where else?"
"You don't know everything about him, Gabriel. You don't know all that he has done."
There was a silence through which Tessa could almost hear Gabriel sulking. At last he said, "If you despise Father so much, why did you ever come back from Spain?"
Gideon replied, sounding exasperated, "I came back for you —"
Sophie and Tessa had been leaning against the door, ears pressed to the wood; at that moment, the door gave way, and swung open. Both straightened hastily, Tessa hoping that no evidence of their eavesdropping appeared on their faces.
Gabriel and Gideon were standing in a patch of light at the centre of the room, facing off against each other. Tessa noticed something she had not noticed before: Gabriel, despite being the younger brother, was lankily taller than Gideon by some inches. Gideon was more muscular, broader through the shoulders. He swept a hand through his sandy hair, nodding curtly to the girls as they appeared in the doorway. "Good day, Miss Collins, Miss Gray."
October 5, 2011
September 29, 2011
December 6-13 CLOCKWORK PRINCE RELEASE TOUR
Tuesday December 06, 2011
NEW YORK CITY: 7PM
33 East 17th Street, New York, NY 10003, 212-253-0810
THIS IS THE LAUNCH EVENT FOR CLOCKWORK PRINCE. There will be swag bags and prizes and other fun stuff.
WEDNESDAY December 07, 2011
LONG ISLAND 7:00 PM *With Michelle Hodkin!
BARNES & NOBLE
91 Old Country Road
Carle Place, NY
THURSDAY Dec 8: Bethesda, MD/Washington, DC
*With Michelle Hodkin
7400 Arlington Rd
*Books sold by Politics & Prose
FRIDAY Dec 9: Raleigh, NC
QUAIL RIDGE BOOKSTORE
3522 Wade Ave.
SATURDAY Dec 10: Greenville, SC
THE HANGAR AT THE RUNWAY CAFE
21 Airport Rd Ext.
*Books sold by Fiction Addiction Bookstore.* This is the South Carolina event, so prepare to have your books stamped with a special stamp. And prepare for some very silly jokes.
SUNDAY Dec 11: Atlanta, GA
Little Shop of Stories
133A East Court Square
Monday December 12, 2011
MONDAY Dec 12: NASHVILLE, TN: 7:00 PM
BARNES AND NOBLE
1701 Mallory Lane, Brentwood, TN 37027,
*If you have questions about the events, please contact the bookstore where the event will take place! If the event is an offsite, please contact the store selling the books, such as Fiction Addiction, or Politics and Prose. Hope to see you there!
* * For those not sure what to expect from a book signing, the post by "Connie B." on this page is the best, most thorough description of it from the reader's viewpoint I've come across.
September 21, 2011
I'm guessing you mean the Barnes and Noble special edition that has a letter from Will to Tessa in it.
All print first editions of Clockwork Prince in North America, the UK/Ireland and Australia/NZ are going to come with a letter from Will to his family, that he never sent, in the back. That's *ALL FIRST EDITIONS." So ANY PRINT FIRST EDITION, WHEREVER you buy it, will have the letter. Indie stores, Barnes and Noble, etcetera. (I have asked about kindle/etc versions, but it looks like they won't have it.) You can tell the first edition because it says "collector's edition" on the front.
* If you pre-order or buy within the first week or so, you will almost certainly get a first edition. It doesn't matter where you pre-order from. Beyond that I genuinely don't know how to tell you to ensure that you get one. Check the picture when you're ordering. If the cover says "SPECIAL COLLECTOR'S EDITION" that's a first edition.
As above, BARNES AND NOBLE in the US will be carrying their own special edition. It contains not just the letter from Will to his family, but ALSO an inscription from Will to Tessa in a copy of Tale of Two Cities. The splash sticker on the front says "love letter" and I guess you could think of it that way, but it's definitely an inscription in a book. I'd advise not reading it until you finish CP because I think it will mean more when the book's over. Otherwise I think it might just be confusing. (The edition is one of those 'it lasts till it sells out' things.)
Walmart is also going to be carrying their own special edition, so more 411 on that when I get more information. Their special edition is going to be Jem-centric and you can get it from them either in the store or online. [Because no one expects anyone to buy more than one copy of the book, ALL THIS SPECIAL CONTENT WILL BE POSTED ONLINE AFTER AN EXCLUSIVITY PERIOD OF BETWEEN 3-6 MONTHS.] My advice, just pick whatever your favorite it and get that, or get a regular first edition and read the content online when the exclusivity period's up.
*All these materials are being made available to international publishers and I will keep you updated as to how they will be available outside North America.