Bente Gallagher is the author of the bestselling Do-It-Yourself Home Renovation mysteries from Berkley Prime Crime, writing as Jennie Bentley, and the Cutthroat Business mysteries, writing as Jenna Bennett. She also writes the upcoming Soldiers of Fortune series of futuristic romances for Entangled Publishing. The first book in the series, Fortune's Hero, will debut in November 2012.

A former Realtor® and renovator and current full-time author, she lives in Nashville, Tennessee, with a husband, two kids, two frogs, two goldfish, a killer parakeet, and a hyper-active dog. Originally from Norway, she has spent more than twenty years in the US and still hasn’t been able to kick her native accent.

She's a member of Sisters in Crime (SinC), Romance Writers of America (RWA), the Music City Romance Writers (MCRW), the International Thriller Writers (ITW), Women's National Book Association (WNBA), the Author's Guild, and two different PTOs.

(Photo Credit: Mike Gallagher)