Kate Cary is one of the authors who writes under the Erin Hunter pseudonym. She does not write Bravelands.


I have loved cats since I was a child. My dad gave me a kitten when I was six—a small, black, gentle cat. She would follow me around the house waiting for me to sit down so she could clamber onto my lap and purr. Since then I have never been without a cat. Even at University I found a cat to love—a black tom who lived in the halls of residence. He would slip into my room and sleep on my bed. And when I left University and set up my own home, the first thing I acquired was a cat. I have three cats now. My eldest cat, Willow, is a grumpy granddad of a cat who loves to sleep in the warmest place he can find to ease his aching bones. Flower and Miu-Miu are much younger—a brother and sister we found in a rescue home. They love it when I write; as soon as I sit at my keyboard, Willow settles himself under the radiator in my study and Flower curls up on the chair behind me, while Miu-Miu lounges across my desk pressing the keys with his paws with every languorous stretch. They graciously share their home with my partner Geof and my seven-year-old son, Joshua, who love them almost as much as I do. Although Willow, Flower and Miu-Miu are soft kittypets, I know that at night, while I’m tucked up in bed, they go out exploring a world all their own. Writing Warriors gives me the chance to imagine that world. I used to worry about my cats, out alone in the dark. But the ThunderClan cats have taught me that there is nothing for them to fear, only adventures to be enjoyed.
Kate cary