"We don't have to wait for somebody to green light our projects.
We can create our own intersections."

—Tyler Perry
2010 NAACP Image Awards

One of Pamela Samuels Young's favorite quotes comes from comedian Milton Berle: If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door. And that's exactly what Pamela did.

A practicing attorney, Pamela was disheartened by the lack of women and people of color depicted as hot attorneys in the legal thrillers she read. Rather than wait for traditional publishers to fill this void, Pamela created her own publishing company, Goldman House Publishing, and wrote the kind of legal thrillers she wanted to read.

Pamela's efforts have been resoundingly rewarded. She has a large and loyal following and her books have received numerous honors. The Black Caucus of the American Library Association honored Pamela's novel, Buying Time (2009), with its 2010 Fiction Award, calling the book "a captivating, suspenseful thriller." N.Y. Times bestselling author Sheldon Siegel had this to say about Buying Time: " . . . a deftly plotted thriller that combines the best of Lisa Scottoline and Robert Crais. Find a comfortable chair and plan to stay up late. Highly recommended."

Murder on the Down Low (2008) was an "Editor's Pick" by Black Expressions magazine and a finalist for the 2009 African-American Literary Awards in the mystery category. Murder on the Down Low was also a USA Book News Best Books of 2009 finalist in the African American fiction category. Pamela's first two legal thrillers, Every Reasonable Doubt (2006) and In Firm Pursuit (2007), were published by Harlequin's Kimani Press imprint.

And coming summer 2012, Attorney-Client Privilege. In this fast-paced thriller, savvy L.A. attorney Vernetta Henderson squares off against an unscrupulous female lawyer who'll do anything to win. Perhaps even commit murder.

To find out more about Pamela and her legal thrillers, visit her website at www.pamelasamuelsyoung.com.


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