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Talking Volumes: Cassandra Clare, Holly Black on 'The Iron Trial'

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Cassandra Clare, Holly Black
Cassandra Clare and Holly Black, authors of "The Iron Trial," joined Talking Volumes host Kerri Miller Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014 at the Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul, Minn.
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"The Iron Trial" is a new novel co-written by bestselling authors Cassandra Clare and Holly Black. Clare is the creator of the "Mortal Instruments" YA series. Holly Black wrote the "Spiderwick Chronicles" and "Dollbones."

The two good friends joined Kerri Miller Oct. 1 for the opening of the 2014 Talking Volumes season. They discussed how writers function as outsiders, how their collaboration works and why they wish they believed in ghosts.