Q: Where did you get the idea for Jace’s mango?
A: It was based on a true story. A friend of Cassie’s was with her in Alphabet City.. ..they went to the shops to buy food and wound up with a mango and a can of condensed soup. The girl [who asked Jace if she could touch his mango]; she doesn’t know where that came from.
A: [someone definitely likes the idea of Jace & Alec!]
Q: Do you have any advice for new writers?
A: Write everyday. Even if it’s only 300 words. [There was more to this answer but I didn’t get it down!]
Q: Can you please give us a clue about Tessa’s parents?
A: You will find out more about Tessa’s parents in Clockwork Prince. Tessa is not adopted.
Q: Who is your favourite character & why?
A: Simon is most like Cassie. He has no special powers, he wanders into this world & kind of gets screwed over. That’s what would probably happen to [Cassie]. Tessa is also alot like Cassie. She is such a reader. Magnus is the most fun to write.
Q: What makes Jace so sexy? [or some question to that effect]
A: Jace thinks he is the best thing in the room, and he actually is. [That is a direct quote, and was definitely a crowd pleaser!]
Q: What was your favourite book to write?
A: Always that one that [Cassie] is writing at the moment. [There was more to this answer but I didn’t get it down!]
Q: What compelled you to write 2 series at the same time?
A: Insanity [jks!] [I cannot remember the exact answer, however I believe Cassie said she wrote COB, and was then approached by a graphic novel company to write a graphic novel. Unfortunately the company ended up going bust, so she took it to Simon & Schuster, who thought it would be better as novels, instead of a graphic novel. Please correct me if I got that wrong anyone!]
Q: Who is Tessa going to end up with?
A: I think you’ll be surprised [OMG WHA??]
Q: Tell us more about the Dirty Sexy Balcony Scene [DSBS]
A: It takes place at a party, a masquerade ball, and there may be a certain amount of confusion going on [as to who is who]. [Interesting story from Cassie about how the DSAS was actually originally called ‘dirty’ cause it was a dirty alley, not because of the ‘dirty’ scene taking place in it! lolz @ this]
Q: Do you prefer your eggs boiled or scrambled? [err..]
A: Cassie doesn’t care. She then told a story about eggs. [I was a bit confused as to the nature of the question, and didn’t pick up on the story ’til she got the part about there being a naked man cooking eggs, there was a photo taken, the man saw Cassie & her friend. The man proceeded to do a little dance. Cassie also noted that it didn’t seem quite safe to be cooking eggs without protection or some such – again, very funny!]
Q: What made you think Clary should have red hair?
A: Cassie had bright red hair as a child. She read alot of books and the heroines always were atypical blondes etc. She felt that girls with red hair never got to be the love interest and get the sexy guy. Clary does.
Q: Jem or Alec?
A: Jem, cause Alec would not be interested in her [Cassie]. Je
m’s hot. Cassie like’s Jem. Not that [Cassie] doesn’t like Alec, cause she does.
Q: Will & Magnus. Explain.
A: Will goes to Magnus ’cause literally he cannot think of anyone else to go to. Must involve magic. Cannot say more than that.
Q: When will Jace & Clary have sex?
A: Now [after CoFA] is really not the best time. When the time is right.
Q: What is your playlist for writing your books?
Q: Jace or Will?
Q: Who are you anyway? My girlfriend dragged me to this, I better get sex.
A: Just lots of laughs from everyone!
Q: You are awesome
A: No, you guys are awesome!
Some other comments Cassie made in relation to questions I missed writing down:
She always wanted Magnus to be interested in Alec – she just didn’t know he was going to be interested back.
Simon and Clary will remain friends.
Jace’s birthday is in the winter.
The word ‘Jalec’ kept appearing on maybe 6+ pieces of paper in the fish bowl. Cassie invited the girls who submitted it to come up on stage to explain. The crowd was cracking up so much through the Q&A, it was all very entertaining & Cassie was so funny with her answers.
Be sure to head over to Jeminabox.com to read more plus photos from the event.