J. Bengtsson lives in Southern California with her husband and three children. She wrote Cake for fun after she’d read a really bad rock star romance.
J. never told anyone she was writing Cake and had no intention of sharing the story but after she’d finished writing it, and falling in love with the characters, she couldn’t help but be curious if someone else out there might enjoy Jake and Casey as much as she did.
Still, it took a couple of months debating with herself, before J. finally got up the courage to self-publish the story. She was shocked when it took off almost immediately, spreading by word of mouth alone. Her unsuspecting family was dumbfounded upon learning the truth nearly a month later. They were even more in awe to discover that the book had actually become a hit.
Since then J. has embarked on a new path in life and has begun writing full time. She published The Theory Of Second Best (book two in the Cake series) in January 2017 and Fiercely Emma (book three in the Cake series) in July 2017.
She is incredibly thankful to all the Cake lovers out there who embraced Jake and Casey in the same way she had all those months before.
Book two and three of the Cake series are focused on the siblings of the McKallister family (no one escaped the crime unscathed) and books one and four will follow Jake and Casey.