Tom Cox was born in Nottinghamshire in 1975. Since quitting his job as rock critic for The Guardian in 2000, he has written eight books, including three about his cats – Under The Paw, Talk To The Tail, the top ten Sunday Times bestseller The Good, The Bad And The Furry, and Close Encounters Of The Furred Kind – and two about his adventures as Britain’s most inept golf professional.

Tom Cox writes pieces for his website about folklore, animals, his family and his life in the Devon countryside, a column about his cats for Your Cat magazine, a diary for Devon Life magazine and many book reviews and other pieces for various other newspapers. His hobbies include walking, reading and listening to old folk songs about witches.

With almost 300,000 Twitter followers, Tom’s page @MySadCat was a Twitter phenomenon. The star of the page, The Bear (1995-2016) was a melancholy poet, philosopher and musician trapped in a feline body.

Tom now lives with with Ralph – @mysmugcat, and Roscoe who featured in a series of #KittenAdvice tweets. Tom’s Facebook page has over half a million likes and a dedicated fan base.

In the summer of 2014, Tom Cox and Graffeg produced the phenomenally successful @MySadCat 2015 Calendar, selling staggering numbers of lovers of The Bear around the globe. The new collection, released in April 2016, features the return of The Bear along with Ralph in his very own @MySmugCat 2017 calendar.

Tom’s mum, Jo Cox, is a talented artist and has produced a series of linocut prints featuring Tom’s lovely cats.

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