DIETLOF REICHE grew up in a family of five children. Over the years, they adopted seven hamsters, but unfortunately, they eventually all ran away. Mr. Reiche always wondered why they left and where they went. So he imagined Freddy, and there began the Golden Hamster Saga. Dietlof Reiche lives in Hamburg, Germany, with his wife.Reiche, Dietlof is the author of 'Haunting of Freddy ', published 2007 under ISBN 9780439531603 and ISBN 0439531608.