Sept. 12, 2012
-- Celebrating its 25th year, the SCWC is renowned as one of the premier independent conferences for creative writers in the United States, having facilitated nearly $4 million in first-time authors’ book and screen deals. Authors on staff alongside Samuels Young include: Robert Ward (Miami Vice, New York Undercover,)
and Michael Blake (Dances with Wolves.)
Pamela Samuels Young is an author and practicing attorney in Los Angeles that one reviewer described as, “John Grisham with a sister’s twist.” Her debut novel, Every Reasonable Doubt, won the Black Expressions Book Club’s Fiction Writing Contest, received an honorable mention in the SEAK Legal Fiction Writing Competition and was a finalist for USA Book News’ Best Books of 2006 award in the mystery, suspense and thriller category. Her second novel, In Firm Pursuit, was honored by Romantic Times magazine as a finalist for Best African-American Novel of 2007.Murder on the Down Low, Pamela’s third release, was an “Editor’s Pick” by Black Expressions magazine and a finalist for the 2009 African-American Literary Awards in the fiction category. The Black Caucus of the American Library Association honored Pamela’s next novel, Buying Time, with its 2010 Fiction Award, calling the book “a captivating, suspenseful thriller.” She has also penned the short stories "Easy Money," featured in the anthology Scoundrels: Tales of Greed, Murder and Financial Crimes (2012) and "Setup," selected for the Sisters in Crime anthology, LAndmarked for Murder. Her latest legal thriller, Attorney-Client Privilege, releases this month, and tackles gender discrimination in the workplace. Most of her novels are set in Los Angeles and surrounding cities like Inglewood.
To learn more about Pamela visit http://www.pamelasamuelsyoung.com
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