Holly Black Facts

Holly Black Facts
Holly Black is an American writer best known for her children's book series The Spiderwick Chronicles. She was born Holly Riggenbach on November 10th, 1971 in West Long Branch, New Jersey. Holly graduated from The College of New Jersey with a B.A. in English in 1994. While furthering her education at Rutgers University she worked as a production editor on The Journal of Pain, a medical journal. Holly married her high school sweetheart, an illustrator and web designer named Theo Black, in 1999. Her first book was published in 2002 - a young adult fantasy novel titled Tithe: A Modern Faerie Tale.
Interesting Holly Black Facts:
Holly Black debated becoming a librarian but chose to focus on writing instead.
Holly Black contributed to the magazine d8 and worked as an editor for the publication as well, in 1996.
Holly followed her first book Tithe: A Modern Faerie Tale with two sequels, Valiant (2005), and Ironside (2007). All three books were nominated for several awards. She won the Andre Norton Award for Valiant.
The first two books in The Spiderwick Chronicles series were published in 2003. The series includes The Field Guide (2003), The Seeing Stone (2003), Lucinda's Secret (2003), The Ironwood Tree (2004), and The Wrath of Mulgarath (2004).
Holly Black has published three companion books to The Spiderwick Chronicles including Arthur Spiderwick's Notebook of Fantastical Observations (2005), Arthur Spiderwick's Field Guide to the Fantastical World Around You (2005), and The Spiderwick Chronicles: Care and Feeding of Sprites (2006).
The Beyond the Spiderwick Chronicles series includes The Nixie's Song (2007), A Giant Problem (2008), and The Wyrm King (2009).
Holly Black wrote the series The Curse Workers including White Cat (2010), Red Glove (2011), and Black Heart (2012).
Holly Black wrote the graphic novel series The Good Neighbors which includes the books The Good Neighbors: Kin (2008), Kith (2009), and Kind (2010).
Holly Black has written a large number of short stories that have been published in a variety of anthologies.
Holly Black's book, a collection titled The Poison Eaters and other stories was published in 2010, and illustrated by her husband Theo Black.
For her book Doll Bones, published in 2013, Holly Black was awarded the 2014 Mythopoeic Fantasy Award in Children's Literature, and the 2014 Newbery Honor Book.
The Spiderwick Chronicles was adapted into the feature film of the same name and released in 2008.
The Spiderwick Chronicles has also been adapted into a video game.
The series The Curse Workers was optioned in 2011 and may be developed as a feature film in the future.
Holly Black has also written standalone novels including The Coldest Girl in Coldtown (2013), Doll Bones (2013), and The Darkest Part of the Forest (2015).
The series Magisterium which Holly is creating with her friend Cassandra Clare has already been optioned to become a feature film. The first book in the series was The Iron Trial (2014). The book deal with Scholastic is for five books in the series.
IN addition to the awards she has been given, Holly Black has also been nominated and placed high in several other awards including the Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Children's Literature.

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