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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 fantasy franchise The Shadowhunter Chronicles, as well as being a writer of short fiction. She is also known for her earlier works of fanfiction; she was a Fandom VIP in the Harry Potter fandom, under the very similar name Cassandra Claire.


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  • 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 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.
    • The Plagiarism bug followed into the post-Mortal Instruments books as well. Sherrilyn Kenyon filed a lawsuit alleging that the whole Mortal Instruments 'verse was copied and pasted from her The Dark Hunters series.
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