Erika Mitchell was born into writing espionage thrillers. Her mother is a published author and her father used to build small bombs and homemade explosives in his spare time. Between the insistence on perfect grammar and pickpocketing lessons, it was only natural Erika would make a career out of writing spy fiction. Her first book, Blood Money, was published by Champagne Books in 2013, and the first book of a new series featuring the exploits of CIA case officer Bai Hsu was released in April 2015. Erika lives in Seattle with her husband and two children and welcomes visitors to her website, www.Erika-Mitchell.com.