Unlike many writers, Irish author Joseph Éamon Cummins has carved out a life of diversity and adventure, living in three continents and earning qualifications in different fields.
He was first published at seventeen and the writing bug never left. In his early twenties he travelled extensively ‘on the road’ in America, living and working where he stopped while also documenting his adventures. During long spells with a touring carnival he developed a love of photography, bought a Nikon camera, and captured thousands of images of a continent that fascinated him.
This ‘real world’ education provided him significant advantage, he believes, when he returned to academic study, and subsequently in the business world.
An award-wining non-fiction author, Joe (as he's known to most people) taught creative writing and psychology for ten years, earning multiple Best Professor citations. Today he leads workshops internationally in the area of organisational psychology, personal achievement and resilience, and occasionally speaks on psychology in fiction writing. He lives in Ireland with his wife, Kathy, a noted stained glass artist and teacher. This is his first novel.