The only child of British Guyanese immigrants, Pamela Lewis was born and raised in Jamaica, Queens, a borough of New York City. Pamela credits her parents, particularly her mother, with instilling a love of reading and the arts. She took up the flute and the piano as a middle-schooler, and was eventually accepted to the High School of Music and Art, where she considered pursuing a career in music. But Pamela also greatly enjoyed and excelled in French, and decided to major in French Literature at New York University, where she obtained Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees. Five years ago, Pamela became seriously interested in writing, and has entered (and sometimes won) various contests, as well as submitted essays and articles to a few publications, among which The New York Times. Since 2009, she has had a column in The Episcopal New Yorker, writing on religious art exhibitions. For thirty years, Pamela has taught French on the high school level. She still lives in Queens.