Holly Black is an American writer and editor who is probably most well known for co-writing The Spiderwick Chronicles with Tony DiTerlizzi. She has also written several other books, including Modern Faerie Tales, The Good Neighbors, The Curse Workers and The Darkest Part Of The Forest. She also co-edited the anthologies Geektastic: Stories from the Nerd Herd and Zombies vs. Unicorns.Inspired by a childhood immersed in fairy tales, most of her books feature the supernatural and The Fair Folk. Not always portrayed so positively, either—the supernatural creatures in her stories are usually of the cruel, vindictive, yet terribly beautiful variety. Her young adult works also have a generous helping of Body Horror and Gorn.She's good friends with Cassandra Clare, and the two of them have worked on a joint project The Magisterium.