Jeanine Cummins is an American historical fiction author from New York. She was born on an American Naval base in Rota, Spain though she spent much of her childhood in Gaithersburg in Maryland. As a sixteen-year-old teenager, she experienced one of most horrifying crimes as four strangers killed two of her cousins. She went on to write her bestselling memoir “A Rip in Heaven” in 2004. After her memoir was published, Cummins became a public speaker on victims’ rights, particularly focusing on the family’s experiences dealing with the criminal justice system.

Books in order of publication:

Standalone Novels

The Outside Boy(2010) 
The Crooked Branch(2013) 
American Dirt(2020) 

Non-Fiction Books

A Rip in Heaven(2004)