Holly Black

Holly Black spent her early years in a decaying Victorian mansion where her mother fed her a steady diet of ghost stories and faerie tales. An avid collector of rare folklore volumes, spooky dolls, and crazy hats, she lives in West Long Branch, New Jersey, with her husband, Theo. Together with illustrator Tony DiTerlizzi, she is the creator of the bestselling Spiderwick Chronicles series of children's books.

Books by this Author

The Modern Faerie Tales
The Ironwood Tree
The Wrath of Mulgarath
The Field Guide
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Author Voices

November 18, 2008

I remember my first cup of coffee very clearly.  I was about eight and my mother made it for me with instant granules dissolved in hot water and a lot of sugar and milk.  I drank a mug of that watered down stuff every morning before school.  Be it the bitter dregs of a late-night pot at the diners I frequented in high school or the free trade, shade-grown beans ground and brewed in a French Press on my college countertop, since that first taste, coffee has become my constant companion.


There are few things that so consistently bring me happiness.  Black as ink, coffee has comforted me through despair,... see more


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