Conferences and Europe tour dates
Hey Cassie! I was just wondering what book or writing conferences and events you were planing on attending this year?!? If any…
Holly and I will both be at Anderson’s 11th Annual Young Adult Literature Conference this weekend. Info here
We’ll also be at the Bath Festival in England, October 4. Info here.
And while not strictly festivaly, our tour of Europe is looking like this:
PortugalNov 4-5 
SpainNov 5-8 
Belgium/Netherlands: Nov 8-11 
Germany: Nov 11-15/16
Details coming. Meanwhile much to do!

frenchfilmelephant said: Should we expect any Cassandra Jean work sometime soon?

Ask and ye shall!

Cassandra Jean and I are hard at work on a Sekrit Project, so the flower card output has slowed for the moment — but it will continue!

You guys are super sweet!
Two artists worked on the Iron Trial cover. The illustration was done by French artist Alex Chaudret. Alex’s work:


Some of the design elements were done by Jim Tierney, one of my favorite book designers, like the bird-sword design of Call’s knife Miri.
David (our editor) just showed us the comps for the cover of the second book and it is lovely! And has Jasper!

You guys are super sweet!

Two artists worked on the Iron Trial cover. The illustration was done by French artist Alex Chaudret. Alex’s work:

Some of the design elements were done by Jim Tierney, one of my favorite book designers, like the bird-sword design of Call’s knife Miri.

David (our editor) just showed us the comps for the cover of the second book and it is lovely! And has Jasper!

kaidarknight:


They all yelled in excitement. Tamara yelled because she was happy, Aaron yelled because he liked it when other people were happy, and Call yelled because he was sure they were going to die.
-Chapter Ten of Magisterium Book One: The Iron Trial.

I am officially hooked of this series. That scene definitely my most favorite and it’s stuck in my head. Now I want to read the second book so bad I can’t wait for next year.
Magisterium© hollyblack and cassandraclare
-Kai

Aw, adorbs.

kaidarknight:

They all yelled in excitement. Tamara yelled because she was happy, Aaron yelled because he liked it when other people were happy, and Call yelled because he was sure they were going to die.

-Chapter Ten of Magisterium Book One: The Iron Trial.

I am officially hooked of this series. That scene definitely my most favorite and it’s stuck in my head. Now I want to read the second book so bad I can’t wait for next year.

Magisterium© hollyblack and cassandraclare

-Kai

Aw, adorbs.

TLH

What’s up with Grace and Christopher Lightwood being married in the family tree? I’m confused and worried! — timelord-amypond

There’s no reason to be worried!

The family tree is meant to be a ‘found object.’ Meaning that it is supposed to be created by a person, so it isn’t a piece of objective truth.

There are reasons for pretty much everything in the family tree. But some of the marriages are arranged/faked, some of the people marked as dead became mundanes/Downworlders, there’s a reason the Carstairs records have been destroyed, etc.

You can’t, honestly, predict the plot of The Last Hours by looking at the family tree. So even though it is a fun thing, don’t let it give you grief. By the end of the books, you will understand why even the things in it that are not true were written down as they are.

I love this MAGISTERIUM: THE IRON TRIAL Trailer!

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.

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!

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.

hollyblack:

COUNTDOWN COMPLETE: One day remains before The Iron Trial is out! In fact, mere hours remain! Here’s Cassie and I getting ready to road trip to New York for our launch event at Books of Wonder tomorrow!!

Hi cassie, how to write with your best friend? I’m curious about it .. I love your books, I am anxious to read the Iron Trial — incaselovestruck
You know, I&#8217;m not going to lie, it was one of the most awesome things I&#8217;ve gotten to do as a writer. The thing about cowriting is you can be a writer but also a fangirl about the book you&#8217;re working on, because it&#8217;s not just yours, so it feels okay to fangirl over it. I totally fangirl so many Magisterium things, like how badass Tamara is and Call and Aaron&#8217;s friendship and the ending twist. And I totally have a ship. And I don&#8217;t feel bad about it. :)
See you guys on tour!

hollyblack:

COUNTDOWN COMPLETE: One day remains before The Iron Trial is out! In fact, mere hours remain! Here’s Cassie and I getting ready to road trip to New York for our launch event at Books of Wonder tomorrow!!

Hi cassie, how to write with your best friend? I’m curious about it .. I love your books, I am anxious to read the Iron Trial — incaselovestruck

You know, I’m not going to lie, it was one of the most awesome things I’ve gotten to do as a writer. The thing about cowriting is you can be a writer but also a fangirl about the book you’re working on, because it’s not just yours, so it feels okay to fangirl over it. I totally fangirl so many Magisterium things, like how badass Tamara is and Call and Aaron’s friendship and the ending twist. And I totally have a ship. And I don’t feel bad about it. :)

See you guys on tour!