RJ McDowell


Middle-Grade Horror Author

RJ McDowell is the author of the middle-grade horror series, The Deadfellow Five, based in her hometown of Biloxi, Mississippi, where the barrier islands and moss-lined oaks are rich with lore and legend. 
RJ has been a lifelong writer, drafting her first story in kindergarten and winning a national poetry contest in high school. She holds a B.A. in Criminal Justice/Forensics and once worked in federal law enforcement, but her first love has always been writing. She adores all things spooky and invites you to sit awhile in the dark with her while she tells you a story…


RJ McDowell grew up with a vivid imagination and an imaginary friend, both of which followed her into adulthood. She adores all things spooky and pens her creepy stories by candlelight. She lives in a house she calls McDowell Manor where she eats black licorice and is still afraid of the closet monster.

She hopes her readers like the dark as much as she does...


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