Pamela J. Parker was born and raised in the once famous gold-mining town of Charters Towers in rural Queensland, Australia. She was educated locally before attending James Cook University in Townsville and later Queensland University in Cairns where she studied to become a teacher. Pamela has taught at schools throughout Northern Queensland. Pamela now devotes her time to writing and raising cattle and training horses on her farm in Tenterfield, New South Wales. Pamela has been awarded Runner Up in the 2015 Olga Masters Short Story Award.