Eoin Dempsey was born in Dublin, Ireland in 1977. He grew up in beautiful Dublin suburb of Dalkey, where he and his friends would jump into the icy waters of the Irish Sea ( during summertime) to prove their manliness. Eoin had a fantastic time attending Blackrock College, where he played rugby ( poorly) and did his best to coast his way through. Eoin ’ s first ambition was to play rugby for Ireland. Due to lack of talent, he oon abandoned for that goal the more reasoned path of the rock star. He played in bands through his teens and well into his wenties, before harsh reality came calling, and his reams of being the next Keith Moon faded.
Eoin made the ill-reasoned decision to study business in university, and was accepted into University College Dublin to study Commerce in 1995. While Eoin did attend college, studying wasn ’ t his priority there.
He met his beautiful fiancée, Jill, while travelin to the USA in 1997, though it might be man years before he managed to break her down and they got together as a couple. It was during Eoin ’ s second stint in the USA, which he spent with his grandfather in New York City, that he agree to begi writing a boo, for the express purpose of impressing women. This effort was met with mixed success. Eoin finished his irst ovel year ater. The over hundred and fifty rejections he received from publishers didn ’ t deter him. He pinned them to his wall. After spending a month in Australia, where he was fired from many jobs, including picking red and green peppers and toiling for scallops miles out to sea on a fishing vesse, he eturned home and went to write again. Another novel followed while he phoned it in at a number of jobs in financial services in Dublin.
By his time Eoin had managed to convince Jill, he woman he ’ d met in the USA years before to move over to Dublin. She id so in 2004. It ha best negotiation he ever undertook. They were divorce in 2007. Jill ’ s more brilliant negotiating skills led Eoin to move to her hometown of Philadelphia in 2008, just in time for the economy to collapse. The plan to live with her parents for a few weeks turned into eighteen months, as Eoin struggled to retain employment in a fractured economy. It was during his time that he wrote FINDING REBECCA, which would go on to be his first published boo and sell over a hundred fifty thousand copies.
Eoin finally found a job that he enjoyed in 2010, when he began teaching computers to elementary school children. He released his las ovel, THE BOGSIDE BOYS, about the conflict in Northern Ireland, in 2015.
His new ovel, WHITE ROSE, BLACK FOREST, was released on March 1st 2018. He has several more books in the works.
Eoin and Jill have two beautiful daughters, Robbie, who was born in 2015, and Sam, born in 2017. Eoin enjoys playing with them and marveling at how much more talented they are at the sports that he think, particularly golf.