Inbali Iserles is one of the authors writing under the name Erin Hunter. She has also written the Foxcraft trilogy.


I was born in Israel and moved to England with my family when I was three years old. There has never been a time when I haven’t loved animals, particularly cats and dogs. I was the kid who stopped to pet the local felines; who had to greet each passing pooch. But my parents weren’t keen on them – “cats scratch furniture and dogs are demanding.” After a succession of pets, including gerbils, hamsters, rabbits, a guinea pig and even some fish, they finally relented and brought home a kitten. Jessicat: I penned poems about her – at school, I even set up a cat club in her honour! When I was 11 my family moved to Tucson, Arizona for a year. The wildlife was incredible: I saw coyotes, road runners and snakes. There was even an epic battle between a tarantula and a giant wasp! At junior high I was nicknamed “The Cat Lady” because of my love of all things feline, and years later, this love inspired my first book, THE TYGRINE CAT. While cats will always have a special place in my heart, my gaze has recently shifted to dogs and I’m thrilled to have joined the Survivors Pack! These days I live in London and have my Japanese Spitz puppy, Michi, to inspire me. If you aren’t familiar with this breed, you need to look them up immediately! Picture miniature white wolves with curly tails – a fabulous blend of regal and silly. Michi has helped me imagine Lucky’s world, though I’m not sure he’d cope too well in the wild – he’s rather greedy and a little too lazy. I love meetings readers – please visit me at!
―Inbali Iserles