Inbali Iserles is an award-winning writer, lawyer and keeper of exotic rodents.
The idea for her first book, The Tygrine Cat, came to her while she was flicking through an encyclopedia of cat breeds. She began to ponder the idea of a rivalry between ancient feline tribes. The Tygrine Cat won the 2008 Calderdale Children's Book of the Year Award and was short-listed for the 2008 Stockton Children's Book of the Year. The Tygrine Cat On the Run - the heart-stopping sequel to The Tygrine Cat - is out in January 2011.
A chance discovery on a London street set in motion the story of her second novel, The Bloodstone Bird, which was one of The Independent's 50 Best Winter Reads for 2009/2010.
See below for the Tygrine Cat On the Run promotional animation, created by fan Sarah Sellers.