Meet the Author: Erica Bauermeister

ERICA BAUERMEISTER is the New York Times bestselling author of four novels: The School of Essential IngredientsJoy for BeginnersThe Lost Art of Mixing, and The Scent Keeper, which was selected as a “Reese Witherspoon Book Club” pick this March. House Lessons: Renovating a Life, which we published in March 2020 is her first memoir and was chosen as a “Best Book of  2020 by Real Simple magazine. She has a PhD in literature from the University of Washington and has taught there and at Antioch University. She is a founding member of the Seattle7Writers and lives in Port Townsend, Washington, in the house she renovated with her family (the subject of House Lessons). Find her online at She often Skypes into book clubs so let her know if your book club is reading House Lessons.

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