Before moving to Portugal, Jeannine worked as a journalist in Belgium and Washington, D.C. and served as press specialist in the U.S. mission to the European Union in Brussels. She studied international relations in the United States and Italy, taught English in France, and lived in Cape Verde. Jeannine particularly appreciates historical themes and is always searching for the story behind the story. She loves Ted Talks and has decided that walks by the sea are the best form of therapy. She is the author of two historical novels that take place in Portugal: Rossio Square N.º 59 and The Filigree Master's Apprentice (O Rapaz do Douro). She lives in Vila Nova de Gaia.