Holly Black is an American Writer. She is the author of bestselling contemporary children's fantasy books and young adult novels. Some of her works include The Spiderwick Chronicles, The Modern Faerie Tale series, the Curse Workers series, Doll Bones, The Coldest Girl in Coldtown, the Magisterium series (with Cassandra Clare), The Darkest Part of the Forest, and The Cruel Prince. Black has won the Andre Norton Award, the Mythopoeic Award, and a Newbery Medal for her work. She lives in New England with her husband and son.