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Pump Up Your Book Proudly Presents February 2010 Authors on Virtual Book Tour

February 2010 Authors on Virtual Book Tour with Pump Up Your Book
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February ‘10 Authors on Virtual Book Tour include:

Maria Andrade, author of the relationship book, Heart Magic: Keeping Love Alive and Well
Carla Buckley, author of the apocalyptic novel, The Things That Keep Us Here
James R. Goldberg, author of the current affairs healthcare book, The American Medical Money Machine
Angela Henry, author of the mystery novel, Schooled in Lies
Barbora Knobova, author of the relationship book, Tales for Delicious Girls
Susie Larson, author of the inspiration/motivation/devotion book, Embracing Your Freedom: A Personal Experience of God’s Heart of Justice
Alan Markowitz, author of the gritty memoir, Topless Prophet
Kaylin McFarren, author of the women’s contemporary fiction, Flaherty’s Crossing
Judi Moreo and twenty-five other authors of the motivational book, Life Choices: Navigating Difficult Paths
Gary Morgenstein, author of the relationship book, How to Find a Woman…or Not
Ogo Ogbata, author of the historical fiction novel, Egg-Larva-Pupa-Woman
Victor Pross, author of the art/humor book, Icon & Idols: Pop Goes the Culture
Misa Ramirez, author of the mystery with romantic elements novel, Hasta la Vista, Lola!
Jay Slosar, author of the psychological book, The Culture of Excess: How America Lost Self-Control and Why We Need To Redefine Success
Kay Marshall Strom, author of the nonfiction book, The Second-Half Adventure: Don’t Just Retire – Use Your Time, Skills & Resources to Change the World
Marnie Swedberg, author of the nonfiction book for writers, eBooks: Idea to Amazon in 14 Days
Michele Wahlder, author of the self-help/inspirational book, Alphatudes – The Alphabet of Gratitude
Bill Walker, author of the soul searching romance novel, A Note From an Old Acquaintance
Chris Wardle, author of the children’s book, The Lighthouse of Mr. Tinfish
Pamela Samuels Young, author of the legal thriller, Buying Time
Vincent Zandri, author of the thriller novel, Moonlight Falls

Click here to see their official tour pages to find out where you can pick up your copy of their wonderful books!

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Interview with Pamela Samuels Young, Author of the Legal Thriller “Buying Time”

Pamela Samuels Young is a Los Angeles-area attorney and the author of four legal thrillers. Her latest release, Buying Time, is her first stand-along novel. A former television news writer, Pamela is the Fiction Expert for BizyMoms.com and is on the Board of Directors of the Southern California Chapter of Mystery Writers of America. She 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 www.pamelasamuelsyoung.com.

Q: Thank you for this interview, Pamela. Can you tell us what your latest book, Buying Time, is all about?

A: In Buying Time, Waverly Sloan is a down-on-his-luck attorney who provides quick cash to terminally ill patients. His clients, however, must agree to sign over rights to their life insurance policies before they can collect a dime. When Waverly’s clients start dying sooner than they should, he’s the number one suspect. Unwittingly drawn into a perilous web of greed, blackmail and murder, Waverly goes on the run—with a determined female prosecutor hot on his trail.

Q: Is this your first novel? If not, how has writing this novel different from writing your first?

A: This is my fourth novel. I now write with a lot more confidence and I’m actually a much faster writer and a better storyteller.

Q: How difficult was it writing your book? Did you ever experience writer’s block and, if so, what did you do?

A: With four books behind me, the writing part isn’t difficult. What’s hard is finding time to write while still practicing law and promoting my books, which takes up quite a bit of time. Somehow, I manage to get it all done. Fortunately, I’ve never experienced writer’s block. I’m so grateful whenever I have time to write that I’m not about to waste it staring at a blank computer screen. Writing is my job just as much as practicing law. I’d never tell I client that I can’t help them because I have lawyer’s block. So I’d never use writer’s block as an excuse for not writing.

Q: How have your fans embraced your latest novel? Do you have any funny or unusual experiences to share?

A: Fans have been absolutely wonderful! I have a scrap book with emails from fans who’ve written to tell me how much they enjoyed my books. Their emails are a tremendous source of motivation for me. I attend lots of book club meetings and it’s so weird to hear people talk about my characters as if they’re real people. The conversations get so animated that sometimes I have to stop and remind them that the characters are a figment of my imagination.

Q: What is your daily writing routine?

A: I still practice law, so I’m not able to write every day. Lately, I write early in the morning or on weekends, if I’m not out promoting. I simply squeeze in writing time wherever I can find it.

Q: When you put the pen or mouse down, what do you do to relax?

A: Reading absolutely relaxes me, especially if it’s a really, really good mystery.

Q: What book changed your life?

A: The book that had the greatest impact on me as a kid was Claude Brown’s Manchild in the Promised Land. I can still remember stumbling across a copy of it at my aunt’s house when I was about twelve. It was the first book I can remember reading that had African-American characters and I was thrilled to be reading about people who looked like me. It was also a very gritty and graphic coming of age story. I promptly “borrowed” the book without asking for permission for fear that my aunt would think I was too young to be reading such a sexually graphic book. After that, I developed an insatiable appetite for African-American literary fiction. That led me to Maya Angelou, James Baldwin, Richard Wright, Toni Morrison and other truly great writers.

Q: If someone were to write a book on your life, what would the title be?

A: Never Give Up!

Q: Finish this sentence: “The one thing that I wish people would understand about me is…”

A: . . .that it might look like I have it all together, but sometimes keeping all my balls in the air is really tough.

Thank you for this interview Pamela. I wish you much success on your latest release, Buying Time!


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