Cherith Baldry (born in Lancaster, England) is a writer of fantasy fiction.[5] Baldry collaborates with Kate Cary, Victoria Holmes, and Tui Sutherland under the pen name of Erin Hunter, writing the Warriors book series.[6]


Cherith was born in Lancaster, England, UK, on 21 January 1947.[7] Cherith grew up on a farm and worked with house cats.
For a while, she took up the job of teaching, but gave it up in order to become a full time writer.[6] She was married to the late Peter Baldry, a scientist.[6] She had two sons named Will and Adam.[6] Will and Adam were adults when Cherith's husband died.[6]
She currently lives alone in Reigate, England[8] with her two cats Bramble and Sorrel, who inspired characters in the Warriors books (Bramblestar and Sorreltail, respectively).[9]

Warriors Books

Other Books

Eaglesmount Trilogy

  • The Silver Horn (2001)
  • The Emerald Throne (2001)
  • The Lake of Darkness (2004)

Abbey Series

  • The Buried Cross (2004)
  • The Silent Man (2004)
  • The Scarlet Spring (2004)
  • The Drowned Sword (2005)


  • Great Bear Lake (2009)
  • The Last Wilderness (2010)
  • Spirits in the Stars (2011)
  • Island of Shadows (2012)
  • The Melting Sea (2012)
  • Forest of Wolves (2014)
  • The Burning Horizon (2015)


  • The Book and the Phoenix (1989)
  • A Rush of Golden Wings (1991)
  • Storm Wind (1994)
  • Cradoc's Quest (1994)
  • Drew's Talents (1997)
  • Mutiny in Space (1997)
  • Exiled from Camelot (2000)
  • The Reliquary Ring (2002)
  • The Roses of Roazon (2004)


  • Her favorite characters in the Warriors series are Bramblestar, Dustpelt, and Leafpool.[14]
  • Her favorite book is The Darkest Hour.[14]
  • The first warrior name she came up with was Thistleclaw.[9]
  • Cherith wrote one book in a month, though it was hard work.[9]
  • During Erin Hunter Chat 2, Cloudtail and Brightheart is her favorite shipping.[14] However, in Erin Hunter Chat 3, her favorite shippings are Leafpool/Crowfeather Bramblestar/Squirrelflight, and Dustpelt/Ferncloud.[15]
  • If she could bring a cat into life, it might be Whitestorm or Yellowfang.[14]
  • It was hard for her to write the ending of Moonrise.[14]
  • If she could be a Clan cat, she would be in ThunderClan.[14]
  • Cherith's favorite books to write and read are either The Darkest Hour or Firestar's Quest and Into the Wild, respectively.[14]
  • Her favorite color is blue-green.[15]
  • In the third chat, she revealed that her favorite villain is Hawkfrost and favorite warrior name is Brightheart.[15]
  • Her favorite perspectives to write from are Squirrelflight's and Leafpool's.[15]
  • Her favorite death to write was Darkstripe's.[15]
  • If she could make Ravenpaw into a warrior, she would name him Ravenwing.[15]
  • If she could be married to a Clan cat, she would choose Bramblestar.[15]
  • Both Kate and Cherith write for 6 hours a day.[15]
  • Her favorite Clan is ThunderClan.[15]

References and Citations

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  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 14.3 14.4 14.5 14.6 Revealed to be a in Erin Hunter Chat 2, undefined
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 15.3 15.4 15.5 15.6 15.7 15.8 Revealed to be a in Erin Hunter Chat 3, undefined

Real-Life Persons involved with Erin Hunter's Warriors series
Authors and Editors Victoria HolmesErica SussmanKate CaryCherith BaldryTui Sutherland
Illustrators Wayne McLoughlinBettina KurkoskiDon HudsonJames BarryOwen RichardsonAllen DouglasDave Stevenson
Jacket Designers Megan StittKarin PaprockiRay ShappellHilary Zarycky

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