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Creator / Cassandra Clare

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Cassandra Clare (real name Judith Lewis, née Rumelt, born July 27, 1973) is a prominent YA author, best known for her urban fantasy and steampunk novels, as well as being a writer of short fiction. She is also known for her earlier works of fanfiction and big name fan in the Harry Potter fandom, under the very similar name Cassandra Claire.

Clare's fan works include:

Clare's published works include:

Clare's short stories include:

  • Old Shame:
    • You know, it might be easier for her to erase all memories of that NC-17 Ron/Ginny Incest Fic if she didn't go and give her published series the exact same name. And boy, does it ever show on the Amazon reviews.
    • It would likewise have been easier for her to ditch the whole plagiarism debacle attached to The Draco Trilogy if she'd either used her real name or else gone with a different pseudonym. She's one of the few writers who had a pre-built Hatedom and Fan Wank before she even got published.

      But she also had a built-in fandom and she got her book deal because of her fandom fame, so it's a bit of a double-edged sword. The fact that so many characters are Expys from her best-known work, not to mention the copy/paste of scenes from the same into The Mortal Instruments, would make it a little hard for her to get away with pretending to be someone else anyway.