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Holly Black

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Wrote the Spiderwick Chronicles, which were illustrated by Tony DiTerlizzi. Do not combine this page with Mr. DiTerlizzi's author page, or with any of the various pages that are in both their names. Thank you.

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Black was born in West Long Branch, New Jersey[2] in 1971, and during her early years her family lived in a "decrepit Victorian house."[3] Black graduated with a B.A. in English from The College of New Jersey in 1994. She worked as a production editor on medical journals including The Journal of Pain while studying at Rutgers University. She considered becoming a librarian as a backup career, but writing drew her away.
She married her high school sweetheart, Theo Black, himself an accomplished illustrator and web designer, in 1999.[2]
As of 2008, Black resides in Amherst, Massachusetts.[4]
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