BITTEN ACHERMAN was born and grew up in Denmark. In 1997, Bitten and her family moved to Canada and settled in Burnaby, British Columbia. Lost in Barkerville, a time travel adventure for young adults, is the first installment in a series about life in Barkerville during the 1860s Cariboo gold rush. In the past, Bitten has won prizes in short story fiction. Lost in Barkerville is her first published book.