I am so very excited to share this with you guys today. As you all know, I am a huge Cassandra Clare fan. I have consumed both of series, the Mortal Instruments and Infernal Devices, and am anxiously awaiting the film adaptation of City of Bones. I would say it is my favorite fandom, after only my super obsessions Harry Potter and Star Wars.
In the last month, I have had the chance to meet Cassandra Clare three times.
Once at an event at the Mission Viejo Library….
And once at the Los Angeles Festival of Books.
Now, WonderCon was to promote the City of Bones movie and FoB was a little bit about both the books and the movie. The Mission Viejo event was more personal and easily my favorite.
The library held a contest for Cassandra Clare’s biggest fan. To enter the contest you had to submit why you thought you were Cassandra Clare’s biggest fan in written, picture or video form. I submitted a picture of Fearless rune tattoo and a short summary on how she changed my life. A few weeks later, I got an email from the lovely teen librarian at the Mission Viejo library, Allison Tran, saying that I was the winner.
The winner got a personalized signed copy of Clockwork Princess (in addition to one I bought to gain entry to the event, I had both signed and gave one away to a lucky reader!) and a video interview with Cassie herself.
I would just like to note that the day I got the news about the contest, I had found out I had earned a perfect score on my first art history exam, which I was so proud of. Then today, I received my second art history exam back and saw that I earned another perfect score…and got the email that my interview is ready. Coincidence? Perhaps :)
Moving on though, can I just say that this was such an amazing experience? I was so incredibly nervous and I couldn’t stop fidgeting and I had butterflies the size of Alaska in my stomach. And it didn’t help that Sarah Rees Brennan was like “oh you’re so cute!”
But Cassie was such a doll. She made me feel such at ease and gave me a Clockwork Angel necklace that I totally wear with pride and took a picture of my tattoo-which I love. I get a kick out of the fact that my tattoo is on Cassie’s phone. I especially loved talking Harry Potter with her. We all know how I am about Harry Potter.
It was just such a great experience, a one of a kind experience.
So without further ado, here is my exclusive interview with Cassandra Clare.
Hope you guys enjoyed this interview as much as I enjoyed doing it!
Much thanks to Cassandra Clare for doing this. The amount of time and effort and love that you give to your fans is remarkable!
Also huge thanks to Allison from the Mission Viejo library and Alex from A Whale of a Tale Bookstore for putting this on! You ladies are rock stars!
One last thanks to the guys who edited the video. I have no idea who you are but thanks!
Don’t forget to check out the Mission Viejo Library’s upcoming events! I have met Meg Cabot, Lauren Oliver and Cassandra Clare twice at this awesome place!
They will host Eoin Colfer, the author of the Artemis Fowl series, on May 12th. They will also be hosting the Summer Lovin’ Tour on May 18th, featuring Morgan Matson, Jenny Han and Jessi Kirby! Super excited :)
Thanks for watching my super awesome interview with Cassie guys :) hope you liked it!