Living on the US-Mexico Border

The above link is to an ABC video on crossing the border into the United States through the Tohono O’odam Indian Reservation.  This is an area we know well and is an area Kiko and Maggie Perez discover while tracking smuggled materials.  If you have read and enjoyed Up the Devil’s Highway by Karen Hopkins, you can see where Bernard Santiago and his wife crossed the Border at the San Miguel gate, and the barren country border crossers must traverse to reach the Promised Land.  

If you haven’t read Up the Devil’s Highway look for it on Amazon Kindle, or buy The Memorial Day Trilogy and get all three Kiko and Maggie Mysteries in one book. If you don’t have a Kindle remember you can download the Kindle app.  Read and enjoy!  You may even learn some interesting things about the borderlands as a side benefit!


About Karen Hopkins

Karen Hopkins (1949-) was born in Los Angeles and raised in Martinez, California. At seventeen she moved to Talcahuano, Chile. After completing her university degree she worked in London, England for Pan American Airlines and traveled extensively throughout Europe, the Middle East, and India. For twenty-six years Karen taught Spanish and English as a Second Language in a variety of settings including a private school in Panama, the "most remote school in the United States" in Ticaboo, Utah, the Navajo Reservation, and a teacher exchange in Hermosillo, Mexico. Karen and her husband traveled extensively throughout Mexico and Central America, spending many summers in the highlands of Chiapas and Guatemala . Karen currently lives in Southern Arizona, near the Mexican border.
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