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Pamela J. Olson

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in Tulsa, OK, The United States



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I grew up in small-town Oklahoma and studied physics and political science at Stanford University, class of 2002.

I lived in Ramallah for two years, during which I served as head writer and editor for the Palestine Monitor and as foreign press coordinator for Dr. Mustafa Barghouthi’s 2005 presidential campaign.

In January of 2006, I moved to Washington, DC and worked at a Defense Department think tank to try to bring what I had learned to the halls of power. I eventually became disillusioned with the prospect of changing Washington from the inside, and in 2007, I left DC and wrote a book called Fast Times in Palestine. It was published in 2013.

I'm currently working on a novel.

Dear friends, Apologies for not being in touch for a while. I’ve been focusing on finishing a novel and dealing with a personal issue that’s taken up a lot of bandwidth. (I’ll share more about that in a later email.) The novel is called Sinai Moon (formerly The Bracelet) and takes place in New York […] Read more of this blog post »
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