Rebecca Jean Downey has a way of pulling you into her stories. You don’t want to put the books or short stories down until you make sure her characters survive! She graduated from the Indiana University School of Journalism, and has had a life long fascination with the law. She read Sherlock Holmes in elementary school, and has devoured hundreds of mystery novels over her lifetime. She finally realized that her home in El Paso, Texas was a perfect backdrop for sharing the haunting and sometimes horrifying headlines generated on the U.S.-Mexico border.
Her first novel, a thriller called The Middle Eye, uncovers the clear and present reality of human trafficking on the border. The Middle Eye was released in 2013. Rebecca’s second novel, Devil Eye, was released in March 2014, and brings greater awareness to gun-trafficking.
Her blog Thrillers on the Border is an expression of thoughts about life on the border, and her general perceptions of world headlines.