Holly Black

Holly Black is the author of bestselling contemporary fantasy books for kids and teens. Some of her titles include The Spiderwick Chronicles (with Tony DiTerlizzi), The Modern Faerie Tale series, the Curse Workers series, Doll Bones, and The Coldest Girl in Coldtown. She has been a finalist for the Mythopoeic Award, a finalist for an Eisner Award, and the recipient of both an Andre Norton Award and a Newbery Honor. She lives in New England with her husband and son in a house with a secret door. Visit her at BlackHolly.com.

Books by this Author

Black Heart
Red Glove
White Cat
Zombies vs. Unicorns
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November 18, 2008

I remember my first cup of coffee very clearly.  I was about eight and my mother made it for me with instant granules dissolved in hot water and a lot of sugar and milk.  I drank a mug of that watered down stuff every morning before school.  Be it the bitter dregs of a late-night pot at the diners I frequented in high school or the free trade, shade-grown beans ground and brewed in a French Press on my college countertop, since that first taste, coffee has become my constant companion.


There are few things that so consistently bring me happiness.  Black as ink, coffee has comforted me through despair,... see more