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Victoria "Vicky" Holmes is an English author. She is better known as Erin Hunter, a pseudonym under which she and others wrote the New York Times Bestselling Warriors books.


Victoria Holmes was born in Berkshire but spent most of her childhood growing up in Cornwall. She learned to ride horses at the age of two. She always loved horses so she wrote many books about them. As a child she enjoyed reading and writing stories of her own when she had the time. She studied English at the University of Oxford, where the ancient buildings and sense of tradition inspired an interest in history. She now works in London as a children's book editor and escapes to the English countryside whenever she can to ride horses and walk her dog, Missy.


Together with Kate Cary, Cherith Baldry, Tui Sutherland, Gillian Phillip, and newest addition Inbali Iserles, Holmes has co-written seven Warriors miniseries: Warriors, Warriors: The New Prophecy, Warriors: Power of Three, Warriors: Omen of the Stars, Warriors: Dawn of the Clans, Warriors: A Vision of Shadows, Warriors: The Broken Code; the Seekers series; and also several short plays, novels, and special editions, all published by HarperCollins. The group write under the collective pen name Erin Hunter; Holmes creates the plots, then Cary, Baldry, Sutherland, Phillip, and Iserles write the stories. Holmes is also in charge of maintaining series continuity and making sure that a consistent "voice" is maintained across the books.

Holmes is also the author of the Epic Horse series of novels: Rider in the Dark (2004), The Horse from the Sea (2005), and Heart of Fire (2006).

Currently Holmes is the co-author of the Hope Meadows series (Animal Ark Revisited) alongside veterinary surgeon Sarah McGurk. The series is published by Hodder in the UK.

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