Wonderful Writers: Holly Black

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Hi All! Wonderful Writers is the start of a new weekly segment that will come out every Wednesday! Every week I’ll spotlight and discuss one of my favorite authors, books by them, and talk about their writing styles and such. I hope you’ll enjoy. Feel free to participate as well by writing your own post and as always you are welcome to use the meme/pic if you’d like (just remember to credit me).

 Holly Black



Holly Black was born November 10, 1971.She is an American writer and editor, best known for writing The Spiderwick Chronicles, a series of children’s fantasy books she created with illustrator Tony DiTerlizzi.  She also helped co-produce The Spiderwick Chronicles film adaptation that was released in 2008. Her first book Black’s first novel, Tithe: A Modern Faerie Tale, was published in 2002. Black is also prolific short fiction writer and has co-edited a number of anthologies.

What I’ve Read (So Far):

  • The Coldest Girl in Coldtown
  • Tithe : A Modern Faerie Tale
  • Valiant : A Modern Tale of Faerie
  • Ironside : A Modern Faery’s Tale
  • White Cat (Book 1 in the Curseworkers Series)
  • The Good Neighbors: Kin (graphic novel)
  • The Good Neighbors: Kith (graphic novel)

Why She’s a Wonderful Writer:

I love Black’s detailed writing and creative imagination. The  fantasy worlds she creates in her novels are written so realistically that you feel that have been transported there as well. The first book I ever read by her was Tithe : A Modern Faerie Tale. I was so amazed at this new and foreign concept (to me) of dark fairies. I had never read about them before. Black has this dark gothic elegance that she adds to her all stories that give it that mysterious and suspenseful aura. Her characters are always well-developed and her stories draw readers in.

2 thoughts on “Wonderful Writers: Holly Black

  1. Obviously I agree with all of this. One of the more influential writers on my weird teenage-hood. Her middle grade novel Doll Bones is also pretty damn excellent – good for creepy youngsters who liked The Spiderwick Chronicles and aren’t easily frightened.

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