Rebecca Cramer’s roots are in central Missouri where her Native American and European ancestors settled in the 1820s, but for the last thirty years, her heart and her work have been in Tucson and at the University of Arizona.

Rebecca is the author of three novels in the Bluenight Mystery Series, Mission to Sonora and The View from Frog Mountain, now in new editions, and High Stakes at San Xavier from Imago Press, in 2009.

Beca, as she is known by people who know her well, received a B.A. from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and Masters Degrees in Anthropology and Sociology from the University of Iowa.

In the early 1980s, she conducted ethnographic fieldwork on the island of St. Lucia in the West Indies. Since then her focus has been on Cherokee culture and on the indigenous peoples of the Southwest.

She is now a Visiting Scholar in the School of Anthropology at the University of Arizona, and she also serves as an Adjunct Professor at Pima College.