Enrico Downer was born in Barbados.
He attended multiple institutions of learning that began at St. Stephen’s Boys’ School on the island continuing to the Univ. of Wisconsin and the Univ. of Rio Piedras, P.R. as an awardee of a full scholarship from the International Cooperation Administration (ICA) of the United States.
His first job was with the Barbados Advocate, the island’s premier newspaper at the time. After immigrating into the US, He was initially employed with Columbia Pictures, later with Value Line, an investment publishing company in NYC, and thirdly with the Pitman Publishing Company in NJ.
From early as an English major, he set about to explore the mystery and magic of literary expression, later finding his niche in fiction writing with Caribbean historical themes. He also served as the International Correspondent of Airco International, a medical diagnostic manufacturer in Madison, with the opportunity to travel extensively around a world of contrasting cultures.