Erika Simms spent fifteen years in Corporate America before escaping to write her debut novel, Flies in the Punch Bowl. The book was inspired by her experiences exploring the Seattle art scene, along with her fascination with infamous art heists.
A lover of the arts, Erika considers contemporary art the genre she most adores. She also makes a mean French 75, a prohibition cocktail steeped in history and crime.
Native to Anchorage and raised in Seattle, Erika currently lives in Denver with her husband, where she is at work on her next book.
FLIES IN THE PUNCH BOWL
In this entertaining story rich with tongue-in-cheek humor and clever twists, a witty art lover battling a tarnished past races to solve a series of high-profile art thefts in the Pacific Northwest.
“A superior, engrossing, fun story that is highly recommended not just for mystery fans, but for anyone looking for a rollicking good read.” – Midwest Book Review