Cassandra Clare

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Tehran, Iran
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Tehran, Iran

Cassandra Clare is an American author of young adult fiction. Cassandra Clare is famous for her bestselling series The Mortal Instruments.

Early life and Childhood

Cassandra Clare is 48 years old. She was born July 27, 1973, in Judith Rumelt, to American parents, in Tehran, Iran. Her father’s name is Elizabeth and her mother’s name is Richard Rumelt. Her parents are business school professor and author, respectively. Likewise, her maternal grandfather, Max Rosenberg, was a film producer. In her childhood days, she loves to travel frequently, spending time in Switzerland, England, and France.

Likewise, she belongs to the American nationality and ethnicity of  Jewish. However, as her description, her family is not religious. There is no detailed information regarding her educational history.

Professional life

Talking about her professional life, Clare began writing fan fiction using the name Cassandra Claire while she was living in Los Angeles. Likewise, her first novel, The City of Bones, was published under the name Cassandra Clare. Her subsequent second trilogy contained three more books: City of Fallen Angels, City of Lost Souls, and the City of Heavenly Fire.

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Caption: Cassandra Clare captured with her own book (Source: Medium)

She has worked at several entertainment magazines and also some rather suspect tabloids where she reported on Brad and Angelina’s world travels and Britney Spears’ wardrobe malfunctions. In 2004, she started working on her YA novel, City of Bones. However, she turned her writing into fantasy fiction full time in 2006 and wishes never to have to write about Paris Hilton again.

Likewise, she has written many books as Mortal Instruments Companion Books. The Shadowhunter’s Codex  (October 29, 2013), The Bane Chronicles (with Sarah Rees Brennan & Maureen Johnson) (2013–2014; print edition released November 11, 2014), Tales From the Shadowhunter Academy (with Sarah Rees Brennan, Maureen Johnson & Robin Wasserman) (2015; print edition released November 15, 2016), A History of Notable Shadowhunters and Denizens of Downworld (illustrated by Cassandra Jean) (February 18, 2016), Ghosts of the Shadow Market: An Anthology of Tales (with Sarah Rees Brennan, Maureen Johnson, Robin Wasserman & Kelly Link) (2018) and so on.

Moreover, she has written short fiction like “The Girl’s Guide to Defeating the Dark Lord”, Turn the Other Chick, ed. Esther Friesner, Graffiti, Sisters before misters, and many more. She has also written fanfiction books like The Draco Trilogy: “Draco Dormiens”, “Draco Sinister”, and “Draco Veritas” (Harry Potter), The Very Secret Diaries (The Lord of the Rings).

Similarly, she hates working at home alone because she constantly gets distracted by reality TV shows and her two cats. So she usually go out to write in local coffee shops and restaurants. She even likes to work in the company of her colleagues, who see that she holds to her deadlines. Her first novel was the City of Bones.

Awards and Net worth

Claire is a very intelligent and talented author. She has received many awards and was also nominated as well for many awards. Likewise, she has won The 2010 Abraham Lincoln Illinois High School Book Award, The 2010 Pacific Northwest Library Association Young Reader’s Choice Award, the 2010 Georgia Peach Book Awards for Teen Readers, Finalist for the Locus Award for Best First Novel of 2007, and many more. Furthermore, she has also been nominated for many awards.

Speaking on Cassandra Clare’s earnings, she is a famous author who has earned a decent sum of money from her professional career. Her estimated net worth is around $8 million. She is living her life lavishly on her own good fortune.

Personal life

Reflecting on Claire’s relationship status, she is a married woman. She resides with her husband, Joshua Lewis, and three cats in Amherst, Massachusetts. The couple is very happy with each other. Moreover, they seem to be happy, and have no sign of divorce anytime soon. Furthermore, there is no information regarding her previous link-ups.

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Caption: Cassandra Clare captured with her husband in the event (Source: Cassandra Clare – Tumblr)


There was a controversy regarding the plagiarism issue in her books. It keeps on growing up and scandals were made related to her bullying, plagiarism and so on which break down her. However, she fights with it and her writing career didn’t end there.

Cassandra Clare – Body measurements

Cassandra Clare is beautiful and has a bright smile. She is plus-sized but has not mentioned her exact height, weight, and body statics. Likewise, she has brown hair color and green eyes color.

Cassandra Clare – Social media

Cassandra Clare is socially active on media sites like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc. She has accompanied a great fan following. Likewise, she has around 507k followers on Instagram, more than 516kk followers on Facebook, and around 931k followers on her Twitter account.