Katie Davies was born in Newcastle upon Tyne in 1978. In 1989, after a relentless begging campaign, she was given two Russian Dwarf hamsters by her mom for Christmas. She is yet to recover from what happened to those hamsters. The Great Hamster Massacre is Katie’s first novel. She is currently working on the fourth novel in the Great Critter Capers series, The Great Dog Disaster. Katie now lives in North London with her husband, the comedian Alan Davies. She does not have any hamsters.