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Jason Downes was born in Dublin Ireland on February 6th 1977. He was raised in Dublin in the Blanchardstown area in Clonsilla. He went to school at Blakestown Community School and graduated in 1995. In June of 1996 he began working with Irish Rail as a Level Crossing Keeper in Ashtown, on the Dublin to Maynooth/ Sligo line. He moved to Porterstown Crossing soon after and stayed in that position until he gained the promotion to Signalman where he worked in relief status at cabins in Clonsilla, Maynooth and Enfield before taking a fulltime position in Maynooth. In 2006 he married his wife Jessica and moved to America where his wife is from. He now works for Amtrak on the Northeast Corridor as an Assistant Conductor between New York and Washington. He currently lives in New Jersey with his wife and daughter Lily. He has been writing short stories for seven years and has had one published (Text Message) on the online magazine, Events Quarterly, now called Events Weekly. He had had a story chosen for publication (Behind the Door) in an Irish publication called Dancing with Words, which unfortunately folded before his work was out into print. Pony Fleming is his first novel and at present he is working on a horror thriller and has outlined another two stories for the Pony Fleming character.