Erin Beaty is the author of the Traitor's Kiss trilogy. She was born and raised in Indianapolis and studied aerospace engineering at the U.S. Naval Academy. After tours as a weapons officer on a destroyer and a leadership instructor, she quit the navy to raise five kids, and once they were all in school, her brain didn't know what to do with that much free time, so she started writing books. She also teaches fiction classes with the Armed Services Arts Partnership as well as the Muse Writers Center in Norfolk, Virginia. She and her husband make a home wherever the navy sends them, which has ranged from Kansas to Korea.