Author of the Week: Erin Hunter

Author of the Week: Erin Hunter

Haeley Gibbs

Erin Hunter is the author of the famous series “Warrior Cats”, “Seekers”, and “Survivors”. You may have wondered how she became an author, and I’m here to tell you.


Victoria Holmes was the first one to ever join the Erin Hunter group. She was born on July 17, 1975, and she’s only 47 years old. She was originally born in Berkshire, London. When she was two, she learned to ride horses due to the fact that she lived on a farm.

She started out writing books about horses, but her love for cats started the “Warrior Cats” series.  As she grew older, she went to the University of Oxford, and there she grew an interest in history. During her free time, she likes to ride horses on the English countryside in London.

Present Day

She loved to walk her dog, Missy, during her free time, but sadly, she was put down on August 10, 2015. Although she retired from writing stories and being diagnosed with cancer in 2017, she still writes stories. She sometimes dreams of being a cat and running through the forest like the cats in “Warrior Cats” do.

Fun Facts

  • Erin Hunter is not just one person. It’s five different authors! (Victoria Holmes, Kate Cary, Cherith Baldry, Inbali Iserles, and Tui Sutherland)
  • Victoria Holmes likes to go by Vicky.
  • If Victoria could be a cat, she’d be Mousepaw of Riverclan, the medicine cat apprentice.