Erica Bauermeister is the NYT bestselling author of four novels including The Scent Keeper, The School of Essential Ingredients, Joy for Beginners, and The Lost Art of Mixing. Her memoir, House Lessons: Renovating a Life, was published on March 24th, 2020 and was quickly named one of Real Simple's Best Books of 2020. Her work has been translated into over 26 languages and has been chosen as a Reese's Book Club Pick (The Scent Keeper), a Pennie's Costco Pick (The School of Essential Ingredients), and all of her novels were Indie Next Picks for fiction. Her writing has been described as "lyrical..transformative" (Jamie Ford), "fascinating, totally original and captivating" (MJ Rose), and "subtly magical (and wholly wonderful)" (Book Reporter). She lives in Port Townsend, in the house she renovated with her husband and children.