Pamela Samuels Young-First Lady of Legal Thrillers


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Author Pamela Samuels Young
Discusses Her New Book "Buying Time"
L.A.'s First Lady of Legal Thrillers Joins "Sisters in Crime"
Panel at Marina Del Rey Library, Saturday, February 20 at 1 PM PST

Lawyer and author Pamela Samuels Young continues to receive accolades for her page turning legal thrillers that present the legal detail and mouthwatering suspense of John Grisham, combined with the understanding of urban love, explosive language and humor of Terry McMillan. As Pamela Samuels Young builds on the success of her previous three novels, the last being, "Murder on the Down Low," she is now promoting her fourth novel, "Buying Time." Ms. Young will be discussing "Buying Time" and other topics as she joins a panel at the Marina Del Rey Library on Saturday, February 20, 2010, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. The library is located at 4533 Admiralty Way, MDR, CA 90292, (310.821.3415).

This panel is being presented by the organization Sisters in Crime Los Angeles. The theme for the panel discussion will be "Kiss Me Deadly," in honor of Valentine's Day. The panel will discuss the roles of love, death and murder in mystery novels. Ms. Young will be joined on the panel by fellow mystery writers Gerry Schiller and Dorothy Howell. The panel will be moderated by Eric Stone.

Pamela Samuels Young will be promoting "Buying Time" at the following locations in February:

Saturday, February 6, 2010
In Honor of Black History Month: A Conversation with Three Authors
Burbank Library (Buena Vista Branch)
300 N. Buena Vista Street
Burbank, CA 91505
2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Books will be available for purchase

Wednesday, February 10, 2010
2010 African-American Heritage Month Celebration
Los Angeles Association of Black Personnel
South Plaza (Outdoors, between City Hall South & East)
200 North Main Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
11 a.m. to 1 p.m. **Book signing and presentation**

Sunday, February 21, 2010
Museum of African American Art
4005 Crenshaw Blvd. 3rd Floor Macy's
Los Angeles, CA 90008
2 p.m. to 4 p.m. **Book signing and presentation**

Pamela Samuels Young's novels (Every Reasonable Doubt, In Firm Pursuit, Murder on the Down Low and Buying Time) are available everywhere books are sold.

About Pamela Samuels Young
Pamela Samuels Young is a practicing attorney and the author of four legal thrillers. Buying Time, her most recent release, is a scandalous tale of blackmail, murder and betrayal. The book was recently honored by the Black Caucus of the American Library Association, which selected Buying Time as its 2010 Literary Award winner in the Fiction category. The lack of women and people of color depicted as hot shot attorneys in the legal thrillers she read motivated Pamela to take a stab at creating the kind of characters she wanted to see. In the process, the former journalist discovered her passion.

A native of Compton, Pamela balances her writing career while working as Managing Counsel for Labor and Employment Law at Toyota Motor Sales, Inc. in Torrance. She is the Fiction Expert for and is on the Board of Directors of the Southern California Chapter of Mystery Writers of America. Pamela is a graduate of USC, Northwestern University and UC Berkeley’s Boalt Hall School of Law.

To contact Pamela or to read an excerpt of her books, visit

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