The Italian cover of the print version of The Bane Chronicles. (Coming in English in November … and in other languages I don’t know when. :)
I like how each different e-book has a different letter of Magnus’ name on it and spells out M-A-G-N-U-S B-A-N-E in the end.

The Italian cover of the print version of The Bane Chronicles. (Coming in English in November … and in other languages I don’t know when. :)

I like how each different e-book has a different letter of Magnus’ name on it and spells out M-A-G-N-U-S B-A-N-E in the end.

Did Lottie and Henry have more sons? Or they only had two: Charles and Matthew?

As of TLH, Charlotte and Henry have two sons: Charles and Matthew. They also have very young daughters.

Girls don’t always show up on family trees — like if Owen Herondale had a sister, she might not appear — because family trees follow a family name, and the girls don’t carry on the name. Yes it is patriarchal and sexist but the family tree is meant to be a “found object” so it is what it is. :) 

The Italian cover of Magisterium: The Iron Trial, with Call on the cover.
I’m interested to see who goes on the next covers!

The Italian cover of Magisterium: The Iron Trial, with Call on the cover.

I’m interested to see who goes on the next covers!

commanderfraya said:  I just finished City of Heavenly Fire and I was struck by Ty’s character. I don’t know if you intended for him to be autistic or not, but given the behaviors described — his stimming/counting, expanded vocabulary, difficulty communicating, agitation, aversion to touch, and other sensory issues — he’s one of the best autistic representations I’ve ever seen, even if his character wasn’t originally intended that way. My younger brother and fiancee are both autistic, and it’s really difficult to find humanizing depictions of autistic people in media… If Ty is going to be a continuing character in The Dark Artifices then I’m all kinds of excited, and if not then I’m glad we got to know him in Heavenly Fire! Your work has meant a lot to me since I was thirteen years old, thank you for sharing your imagination and I hope you have a lovely day :)

Hi! I just wanted to post this to assure you that Ty is absolutely going to be a continuing character. He’s very significant in the Dark Artifices. He is important to the other characters, and they are important to him. 

Ty is a challenge because it’s a challenge to write a neuroatypical character in a world in which there are no words for neuroatypicality and no acknowledgement that it exists. I am grateful that so many readers have identified Ty as a person with autism even though I never used that word —largely readers who have autism themselves or know someone with autism.

There is no one way that people with autism behave or feel or are. I can only say that Ty is loving and great and very much himself. Ty is based in part on my stepbrother, who has autism, and shares several traits with Ty, though not all of them. His name isn’t Ty, for instance. It’s Will. :)

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Ty

After reading the COHF prologue excerpt, I have the sense that Ty has Asperger’s Syndrome. Can you confirm this? I think that would be really cool because I’ve also dealt with Asperger’s in my life (it being the worst when I was about Ty’s age) so seeing you create a character also going through that is really assuring, for lack of a better word. Thanks so much if you can answer! ➰ — malec-chat

Hi Cassie, I love your books and I cannot wait for COHF. You are an amazingly talented author on and I have fallen deeply in love with your writing. Unfortunately I shall have to wait a while for the book, but in the mean time I have been satisfying my shadowhunting needs with #TMItuesday. I have just read the new snippet from the prologue and was wondering if Ty was autistic. I have family who work with autistic children and in the snippet and noticed Ty was showing a few autistic traits, so I was wondering whether or not he was autistic? — letmeliveinbooks
Yes, Ty places on the autistic spectrum. I’m glad that that was picked up as it is a part of his character. My stepbrother is autistic (I know there is debate within the neuroatypical community as to whether to say “autistic” or “person with autism” so I try to go with what people want to call themselves) and it is partly through that relationship that I decided that I would like to write a neuroatypical hero. Ty has a loving and supportive family but certainly lives within a society that is intolerant of difference, and which has a specific poor relationship with neuroatypicality among its members. Ty is a favorite of mine and a big part of TDA. I wanted to make it clear that he was just as intelligent and skilled, and just as worthy and capable of love, respect and admiration as his neurotypical peers, when he is struggling and when he is not, and I hope you will like him.

How to suppress women’s writing in the age of social media

A take, of course, on  How To Suppress Women’s Writing by Joanna Russ. And not set off by anything in particular, just an aggregate of comments and a good friend being treated terribly for posting some of her fiction for free online.

She tweets and tumblrs so she must not be working.

She never tweets and tumblrs so she must she think she is too good for her fans.
Her books don’t sell so she must be a failure.
Her books do sell so she must write for the money.
She writes too much of one series. A good writer would write books set in lots of different universes. 
She should write more of the same series because that is what I like. Hope she doesn’t think I will buy her new stuff.
She talks about and answers questions about her books, why won’t she leave her fandom alone? Why is she trying to impose her views on them?
She doesn’t answer questions from her fans or listen to what they say. She must not care about them.
She sells her work for money so she must just want money.
She posted her work for free so it doesn’t really belong to her.
I like her main female character so she must be a Mary Sue that the author based on herself.
I hate her main female character so she needs to learn how to write women.
I wrote her a nasty message and she didn’t answer so she is a coward.
I wrote her a nasty message and she did answer so she is a bully.
She contradicted me when I accused her of something so I know she did it, otherwise she wouldn’t be so defensive.
She didn’t contradict me when I accused her of something so I know she did it, otherwise she would have defended herself.
She wrote it but she tried too hard to be literary so I couldn’t get into it.
She wrote it and I really enjoyed it but because of the subject matter I know it’s trash, really.
I’ve Never Felt So Light by shynonome
The Iron Trial by Holly Black and Cassandra Clare: A Review

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[I couldn’t resist! Two of my favourite writers- and it fit in with this month’s theme!]

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The summary provided on Goodreads for Magisterium [Book 1]: “The Iron Trial” is … not great, so I have done everyone a favour by editing the summary to just what you need to know:

A dazzling and magical middle-grade collaboration centering on the students of the Magisterium, an academy for those with a…

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The greatest reviews are not necessarily good reviews, but thoughtful ones. This one is so thoughtful!

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TDA snippet

“Do I?” Diana leaned back in her chair, tapping her pencil against the back of her right hand, where the Rune of Sight was inked. Every Shadowhunter had a Voyance rune on their dominant hand, allowing them to see through glamours. Emma’s was on her left. “Well, if I know what you did, and you know what you did, maybe you should tell me what your punishment should be?” 

“I should have to take care of a box of kittens,” Emma said immediately. “Definitely a box of kittens. You know how cruel kittens are, with their tiny little claws and terrible attitudes.”

Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy

3. Do you now have a set month or something for the first TSA story? I’m really excited and I so miss Simon (et al.)… :D <3 — addictedtothese

We’re aiming to release the first one, “Welcome to Shadowhunter Academy,” next February.