Monday, December 18, 2017

# 20 Questions

20 Questions with Mystery Author Pamela Samuels Young @authorPSY #20Questions

Pamela Samuels Young has always abided by the philosophy that you create the change you want to see. She set giant-sized goals and used her talent, tenacity and positive outlook to accomplish them. Pamela consequently achieved success in both the corporate arena and literary world simultaneously.
An author, attorney and motivational speaker, Pamela spent fifteen years as Managing Counsel for Toyota, specializing in labor and employment law. While still practicing law, Pamela began moonlighting as a mystery writer because of the absence of women and people of color depicted in the legal thrillers she read. She is now an award-winning author of multiple legal thrillers, including Anybody’s Daughter, which won the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Fiction, and her new release, Abuse of Discretion, a shocking look at the juvenile justice system in the context of a troubling teen sexting case.
Prior to her legal career, spent several years as a television news writer and associate producer. She received a bachelor’s degree in journalism from USC and earned a master’s degree in broadcasting from Northwestern University and a law degree from UC Berkeley School of Law. She is a frequent speaker on the topics of teen sexting, child sex trafficking, self-empowerment and fiction writing.



1.     Are you a morning writer or a night writer?
Definitely morning.
2.     Do you outline or are you a pantster?
Serious outliner.
3.     Which comes first – plot or character?
4.     Noise or quiet when working on your manuscript?
I prefer quiet, but I often write in a coffee shop and can easily tune out the crowd.
5.     Favorite TV show?
Mad Men. So sad it’s gone. Just finished binge watching all 7 seasons.
6.     Favorite type of music?
R&B and gospel.
7.     Favorite craft besides writing?
8.     Do you play a musical instrument?
Not one ounce of musical talent.
9.     Single or married?
Very single. 
10.  Children or no?
No children.
11.  Pets?
No pets.
12.  Favorite place to write?
A coffee shop with cushy chairs and good food. I love Panera Bread.
13.  Favorite restaurant?
Cheesecake Factory.
14. Do you work outside the home?
Nope. Retired from the practice of law over a year ago. Yippee!
15. What was the name of the last movie you saw?
Marshall. Enjoyed it.
16. Favorite outdoor activity?
Walking along the beach.
17. Pet peeve?
People who talk in movie theaters.
18. Your goal in life?
To continue to write books that readers enjoy.
19. Your most exciting moment?
Finding out that I passed the California Bar exam on the first try. Second only to seeing my book on the shelf at Barnes and Nobel for the first time.
20. The love of your life?
Can’t reveal that. He might find out.

About the Book:

Author: Pamela Samuels Young
Publisher: Goldman House Publishing
Pages: 352
Genre: Mystery

A Kid’s Curiosity … A Parent’s Nightmare

The award-winning author of "Anybody’s Daughter" is back with an addictive courtroom drama that gives readers a shocking look inside the juvenile criminal justice system.

Graylin Alexander is a model fourteen-year-old. When his adolescent curiosity gets the best of him, Graylin finds himself embroiled in a sexting scandal that threatens to ruin his life. Jenny Ungerman, the attorney hired to defend Graylin, is smart, confident and committed. She isn’t thrilled, however, when ex-prosecutor Angela Evans joins Graylin’s defense team. The two women instantly butt heads. Can they put aside their differences long enough to ensure Graylin gets justice?

Unbeknownst to Angela, her boyfriend Dre is wrestling with his own drama. Someone from his past wants him dead. For Dre, his response is simple—kill or be killed.


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