Holly Black (née Riggenbach; born November 10, 1971) is an American writer and editor best known for her children's and young adult fiction. Her most recent work is the New York Times bestselling young adult Folk of the Air series. She is also well known for The Spiderwick Chronicles, a series of children's fantasy books she created with writer and illustrator Tony DiTerlizzi, and her debut trilogy of young adult novels officially called the Modern Faerie Tales. Black has won an Eisner Award, a Lodestar Award, a Award, a Nebula Award, and a Newbery honor.
Early life and education
Black was born in West Long Branch, New Jersey in 1971, and during her early years her family lived in a "decrepit Victorian house."
Black graduated with a B.A. in English from The College of New Jersey in 1994. She worked as a production editor on medical journals in…Read more on Wikipedia