Pamela K Marshall grew up in Jamaica and went on to spend her young adult years in Brooklyn New York – which she says was like living in Jamaica, only colder in the winter.
She is a past student of the Franklin Town Primary, the Mico Practicing All Age and the Kingston Technical High schools.
Pamela holds a bachelor’s degree in Managerial Accounting from the City University of New York Baccalaureate Program at Brooklyn College and a master’s degree in Social Work from Howard University.
Living in Brooklyn brought her in direct contact with many Caribbean immigrants and their descendants and she was moved by their original stories. This inspired her to become a Social Worker and to write and independently publish a novel, Barrel Child (2011), that highlights their family experiences. She is currently working on a second novel.
Pamela resides in Northern Virginia with her family.