Pamela Samuels Young

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Award-winning author and attorney Pamela Samuels Young writes mysteries that matter. Dubbed “John Grisham with a sister’s twist” by one reviewer, Pamela’s fast-paced novels tackle important social issues.

Her most recent legal thriller, Failure to Protect, takes on the bullying epidemic and its devastating aftermath. Pamela won the prestigious NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Fiction for her thriller Anybody’s Daughter, which provides a realistic look inside the world of child sex trafficking. Her courtroom drama Abuse of Discretion centers around a troubling teen sexting case. #Anybody’s Daughter and #Abuse of Discretion are young adult editions of the two books. A young adult version of Failure to Protect is forthcoming.

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Pamela Samuels Young The idea for Abuse of Discretion grew out of a conversation with a lawyer friend. When he advised me that teens who sexted each other could be charged…moreThe idea for Abuse of Discretion grew out of a conversation with a lawyer friend. When he advised me that teens who sexted each other could be charged with distributing child pornography, I was stunned. I knew had to educate readers about this subject.(less)
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First, please forgive me for responding to your message a year late! I'm finally trying to master Goodreads. I'd love to do a Special spin o…more
Hi Arlene,
First, please forgive me for responding to your message a year late! I'm finally trying to master Goodreads. I'd love to do a Special spin off and others have asked about this too. I just have to come up with a great storyline for her. She is definitely my favorite character to write. Thanks so much for being a fan!(less)
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Why I Wrote Abuse of Discretion

The title of my most recent book is Abuse of Discretion and here’s what I want readers to know when they reach “The End.”

Most of my books—which are legal thrillers—deal with social issues. For example, I’ve written about child sex trafficking (Anybody’s Daughter), gender discrimination (Attorney-Client Privilege) and sexual harassment (In Firm Pursuit). I didn’t start my writing career intending t Read more of this blog post »
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“world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing.”
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“No, I’m just being real. Women don’t leave rich, powerful men. Even when the whole world knows about their man’s sexual indiscretions, they stay. Hillary didn’t leave Bill. Camille is standing by Cosby and Kobe Bryant appeased his wife with a four million dollar diamond ring. I don’t care how smart the woman is or whether she has her own money. The majority of women don’t leave.”
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“freed a thousand slaves. I could have freed a thousand more if only they knew they were slaves.”
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message 2: by Dale

Dale Thele Pamela, thank you for accepting my friend request.
I've downloaded and look forward to reading Anybody's Daughter.
Wishing you the very best!


message 1: by Lori

Lori Hi Pamela,
Thanks for the friend request. Buying Time was one of my favorite reads of the year! :)

~Lori


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