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


The books consisting of five miniseries: Warriors, Warriors: The New Prophecy, Warriors: Power of Three, Warriors: Omen of the Stars, Warriors: Dawn of the Clans and Warriors: Vision of Shadows as well as several short plays, novels, and special editions, written by Kate Cary, Cherith Baldry, Tui Sutherland, Gillian Phillip, and newest addition Inbali Iserles under the pen name Erin Hunter, and published by HarperCollins. 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 there's a consistent "voice" across the books.


Victoria grew up on an estate in Berkshire where she learned to ride at the age of two. 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. Victoria 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.

Victoria is also the author of the books Rider in the Dark, published in 2004, The Horse from the Sea, published in 2005, and Heart of Fire, published in 2006.