About me

This is what I look like on my best days.

Hi! My name is Erika Mitchell and I’m a writer. I write lots of stuff, like blogs, books, short stories, and the occasional instructional how-to. I’ve been writing since I was little but only started getting paid to do it in 2007.

My book, Blood Money, was published by Champagne Books in February 2013. It’s about  Azzam Abdullah, the head of accounting for a London-based international terrorism financier. He informs on the financier’s dealings to the CIA, but when his boss figures out what he’s been doing, Azzam has to leave London in a hurry. His boss takes a woman from Azzam’s past captive and Azzam has to choose between the life of one innocent woman and the safety of millions. You can find out more about that book here.

My next book, Bai Tide, was released by Champagne Books in April 2015. After the events of Blood Money, CIA case officer Bai Hsu is assigned to a high-security private school for what he’s told is an easy assignment. Just a few months after he arrives, a hostile operative with ties to North Korea tries to break in to a school event, with motives unknown. As his investigation progresses, he unravels a plot that, if not stopped, will result in the untimely and murderous deaths of tens of millions of people. You can find out more details here.

Take the Bai Road, the next book in the Bai Hsu series, will take Bai to Mexico where he’ll square off against the mysterious and possibly-not-real Ghost Cartel. It comes out in July 2017, so stay tuned!

I have a BA in Psychology that I’ve never used, my favorite color is yellow, and the coolest thing I’ve ever done was participate in a group a cappella rendition of “Bohemian Rhapsody” on a bus in Puerto Vallarta Mexico (I was in a large group of American tourists who had just finished touring a tequila distillery).

I’m married to Wes. We’ve been married since 2005 and we still really like each other even though the first time he told me he loved me I told him to go f*** himself. It’s a long story. Did I mention that we met at Red Robin? He was my waiter. I like my true love with a side of French fries.

This is what Wes looks like when he’s suspicious of you.

We have two kids, both of whom are adorable and really, truly, very very distracting. I get precisely no writing done when they’re awake, but very occasionally they both go to sleep at the same time and then I write. And of course when I say “write” what I mean is “Avoid sleeping and snacking and try like crazy to stay focused despite Facebook.”

We live in a small suburb about fifteen miles away from Seattle, but I usually just tell people I live in Seattle because “a small suburb about fifteen miles away from Seattle” takes a long time to say. I’m not from around here, though. I grew up in Orange County, CA and was transplanted here when I was fourteen. It was not an amicable transplant but they have cute guys up here so I made the best of it. Then I married a local so now I’m stuck even though there’s infrequent sunshine.

I kid, sort of. I like it here. I’d like it a lot more if I could see the sun more often during the winter, but it could be a lot worse. Like if I lived in the bottom of a bucket in Seattle.

So that’s me. Any questions? Feel free to email me at: ErikaMitchellBooks{at}gmail{dot}com