Every night, I dream you’re still here.
The ghost by my side, so perfect, so clear.
When I awake, you disappear
Back to the shadows
With all I hold dear…
" One must always be careful of books and what is inside them. For words have the power to change us " - Tessa Gray
Hey Cassandra! I know I’m one of MANY adults who have fallen deeply in love with your characters and their stories, and I can’t thank you enough for giving me a much-needed break from the day-to-day doldrums!
Here’s my question. You obviously are socially-conscious enough to embrace diversity in your characters, we’ve seen (or will see) lesbian, gay and bi people interspersed throughout your stories. I am a fabulously full-figured woman of transsexual experience. Any chance we’ll see a trans* character down the line?
Can’t wait for CoHF, and I mean I Literally. Cannot. Wait.”
Hello fabulous. :)
Thank you for your way too kind words. I do have a trans* character planned for TDA. Right now I’m working on shaping her and figuring out what makes her tick and what her goals and desires are, so I feel like I should keep my mouth shut until she’s more finalized. But she is a badass. :)
A few others have asked about genderqueer and/or genderfluid characters; there is one in TLH — Anna Lightwood.
Anna, with her confidence and her rejection of binary gender identity in a more repressive time, has been a fascinating character to develop… Anyway, I hope you will like these characters! I’m currently buried under piles of research and memoirs in the hopes of not screwing up too badly. If any trans* or genderqueer readers want to share thoughts about what they do or don’t like to see in representation I would be happy to listen.
if you need to leave the world you live in
lay your head down and stay a while
though you may not remember dreaming
something waits for you to breathe again
From the new Shadowhunter trilogy: The Last Hours by the incredible Cassandra Clare.
Artwork by the amazing Cassandra Jean.
"Don’t you know better? Hearts are breakable. And I think even when you heal, you’re never what you were before.”