Claudia Gray (real name Amy Vincent) is an American author specializing mainly in young adult fiction, in particular paranormal romance. Her best known works include the Evernight series and a number of Star Wars novels and short stories set in the Star Wars Expanded Universe, including prequels to The Force Awakens and a prequel focusing on Princess Leia prior A New Hope.
Works of Claudia Gray with their own pages include:
- The Evernight series (2008 - 2012)
- Star Wars:
Tropes associated with the creator and her works:
- Genre Shift: Started out writing paranormal romance novels...before ending up writing Star Wars novels, although she had started writing sci-fi before that and still generally incorporates similar themes and tones in her books.
- Gothic Horror: Her early novels (in particular the Evernight series) are strongly influenced by this genre.
- Historical Fantasy: The 2011 standalone novel Fateful is set on the RMS Titanic...with werewolves.
- Hypothetical Casting: She often does this with her Star Wars novels (for example, she imagines Senator Ransolm Casterfo as Tom Hiddleston and Leia's First Love Kier Domadi as Rami Malek).
- Love Across Battlelines: In the Constellation trilogy, Noemi Vidal is a teen soldier fighting for her colony's independence and falls in love with Abel, a member of Earth's robotic army.
- Pen Name: Her real name is Amy Vincent. She admitted she had no particular reason for choosing to use a pseudonym; she just thought it would be fun to do so.
- Starcrossed Lovers: This trope appears in almost every novel she's ever written, often combined with Forbidden Romance. Few love interests ever get together easily and overcoming various obstacles to be together often forms a major part of the plot.
- Theme Naming: The titles of the books in the Spellcaster series all start with "S" (with the exception of the prequel novella The First Midnight Spell): Spellcaster, Steadfast and Sorceress.
- The War of Earthly Aggression: The main conflict of the Constellation trilogy revolves around the inhabitants of Genesis, a former colony of Earth, fighting for independence.
- Write What You Know: Possibly. On her biography, she states she once worked as "an extremely poor waitress"; in Hourglass, Bianca Olivier also has a brief and disastrous stint as a waitress.