Sunday, January 31, 2010

Author Pamela Samuels Young receives 2010 Fiction Award for her new novel "Buying Time"

L.A.'s First Lady of Legal Thrillers, Pamela Samuels Young
Honored as the Winner of the Black Caucus of the American Library
Association 2010 Fiction Award for Her New Novel "Buying Time"

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. Ms. Young's latest offering, the gripping and suspenseful legal thriller, "Buying Time" has been honored by the Black Caucus of the American Library Association (BCALA) as the winner of its 2010 Fiction Award. The BCALA Literary Awards recognize excellence in adult fiction and nonfiction by African-Americans.

The Awards Committee described
"Buying Time" as a "captivating, suspenseful thriller." Ms. Young will receive the award at the American Library Association's Conference in Washington, D.C. in June. "Buying Time" is Ms. Young's fourth novel and is available everywhere books are sold.

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

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**

Saturday, February 20, 2010
Marina Del Rey Library
4533 Admiralty Way
MDR CA 90292
1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Panel Discussion - "Sisters in Crime Los Angeles"
Books will be available for purchase

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**

Thursday, March 20, 2010
Barnes and Noble
3685 Market Place Blvd.
East Point, GA 30344
12 noon to 1:30 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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