Watch a video interview with Holly Black. Holly Black is the author of the New York Times bestselling The Spiderwick Chronicles series and other contemporary fantasy novels for teens and children. Her latest work is the graphic novel series, The Good Neighbors. Born in New Jersey in 1971, Holly grew up in a decrepit Victorian house piled with books and oddments. After graduating from The College of New Jersey in 1995, Holly worked as a production editor on medical journals and attended graduate school at Rutgers University in pursuit of a Masters in Library Science. Her first book, Tithe: A Modern Faerie Tale, was published in 2002 and was named a Best Book for Young Adults by the American Library Association. She followed this up with Valiant, which was a finalist for the Mythopoeic Award for Young Readers and the recipient of the Andre Norton Award for Excellence in Young Adult Literature, along with Ironside, the sequel to Tithe. Holly lives in a Tudor Revival house in Massachusetts with her husband, Theo, and an ever-expanding collection of books.