How much is Holly Black worth?
|Net Worth:||$6 Million
|Date of Birth:||November 10, 1971|
|Country:||United States of America|
About Holly Black
American author Holly Black, née Riggenbach, was born on November 10, 1971. Her estimated net worth is $6 million. Holly Black writes a variety of genres, like many authors. She has written for middle-grade readers as well as adults, although her young adult novels are what she is best known for. She has written comic books, short stories, and even some poems. Black also started working as an editor more recently.
The folklore of faeries, not the cute, little, winged creatures of Victorian fantasy, but the darker, nastier monsters of old folktales, is a major inspiration for much of her writing. However, not all of her fantasy novels have faeries. Black writes about scary topics like curses, zombies, and other stuff. Her works are ideal for curling up with a warm blanket during a chilly, dark night.
In Holly Black’s Life
In 1971, Holly Black was given the name Holly Riggenbach in New Jersey. She was raised in a vintage Victorian home, which could have affected her later work (because few settings are more appropriate for spooky tales than a creaky old Victorian).
She graduated with a BA in English from the College of New Jersey in 1994, after which she enrolled at Rutgers University. She held a job as a magazine production editor while she was a student. She married her high school love and web designer Theo Black in 1999, and the two have been together ever since. Their home reportedly features a secret library, which is pretty much the best thing ever.
Faery of today
Tithe: A Modern Faerie Tale, Holly Black’s debut book, appeared in 2002. It was the first novel in a trilogy known as the “Modern Faerie Tale” books, each of which can be read on its own. Tithe earned favorable reviews from critics and was included on the American Library Association’s list of the best young adult books. The sequel, Valiant: A Modern Tale of Faerie, was published in 2005 and went on to win the Andre Norton Award and be a Mythopoeic Award nominee. When Ironside: A Modern Faery’s Tale, the third book in the trilogy, was released in 2007, it spent five weeks straight on the New York Times bestseller list.
Black then began writing for younger readers, still dealing with faeries. She co-wrote the Spiderwick Chronicles, a collection of five novels released in 2003 and 2004 that was illustrated by Tony DiTerlizzi. The series, which was written for middle school readers, was so well-received by readers that Black and DiTerlizzi decided to continue writing about the characters and setting in a second series of three chapter volumes titled Beyond the Spiderwick Chronicles. A movie version of the original series was also produced.
Here is a fantastic interview with Black and DiTerlizzi from About Children’s Books.
The Good Neighbors, a three-part graphic novel created by Ted Naifeh and released between 2008 and 2010, was Black’s second journey into Faeryland. Kin, the first volume in the series, received an Eisner Award nomination in 2009. If you want to learn more, you may read my review.
Black moved on to a new cast of characters after the Modern Faerie Tale series and left Faery behind (for a while). White Cat, an urban fantasy book published in 2010, was the first book in the Curse Workers series. Red Glove and Black Heart followed in 2011 and 2012, respectively. In a society where casting curses is against the law, the story centers on a young man named Cassel Sharpe who is a hereditary curse worker.
Cassel’s family, who are a major criminal family, are unaffected by the fact that curses are prohibited. Cassel believes he is the only member of his family who cannot use a curse, but a series of events quickly disproves that notion.
Black’s fans also praised and adored the Curse Workers series, which is a great option for those who don’t enjoy faery literature.
Holly Black has written and published a lot of short tales, despite the fact that her novels and chapter books are the most well-known of her works. In the 2010 book The Poison-Eaters and Other Stories, many of them were reprinted.
In addition to writing extensively, Black has served as co-editor of several YA anthologies. The first was Geektastic: Stories from the Nerd Herd, which Cecil Castelucci and I co-edited in 2009. Then, in 2010, she collaborated with Justine Larbalestier to edit the hilariously titled (and excellent read) Zombies vs. Unicorns. Then, in 2011, she collaborated with renowned editor Ellen Datlow to co-edit the brand-new Bordertown anthology.
2015 saw the release of The Darkest Part of the Forest. Holly Black’s net worth is projected to be $6 million as of 2023.