Jeanine Cummins

Jeanine Cummins was born in Spain, but calls Gaithersburg, Maryland her home town. She studied creative writing at Towson University, before living in Belfast for several years.  In 1997, Jeanine moved to New York City, where she spent ten years working in the publishing industry.  After A Rip in Heaven became a bestseller, she turned to writing full time.


Jeanine’s fiction is deeply influenced by Ireland, where both her novels are set.  Her stories draw on her Irish and Puerto Rican heritage, and the blend is uniquely American.  She is currently at work on her fifth book.

  • A poignant debut novel of an Irish gypsy boy's childhood in the 1950's by the author of the bestselling memoir A RIP IN HEAVEN [...]

  • A powerful novel set in modern-day New York and the Ireland of the Potato Famine era [...]

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    A devastating portrait of a violent crime, told by a relative of the victims [...]