Barrel Child A Novel



About Pamela K. Marshall

PAMELA K. MARSHALL grew up in Jamaica but went on to spend her young adult years in Brooklyn, New York – a city she says was just like living in Jamaica (except for the cold winters) due to the concentrated population of Jamaican immigrants in the area.

She attended Franklin Town Primary School, Mico Practicing All Age High School and Kingston Technical High School before migrating to the United States in the 1970s.

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 put her in the presence of 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 stories that highlight the family dynamics and experiences of these cultures.

Barrel Child: A novel (Pen & Pad Publishing LLC, 2011) is followed by Breaking the Cycle: A Barrel Child Story - her second book and the sequel to Barrel Child).

Pamela resides in Northern Virginia with her family.


Barrel Child
By Pamela K. Marshall
Breaking the Cycle: A Barrel Child Story
By Pamela K. Marshall

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As part of the 2017 celebration of Caribbean American Heritage Month. Pamela K Marshall will be at this JNA's General Meeting discussing her book Barrel Child. Please come out and support Mrs. Marshall. She will have books for sale.

Date: Sun June 25
Time: 4:45 PM · 
Location: Silver Spring Civic Center 1 Veterans Place Silver Spring, MD 20910