“Anybody’s Daughter” nominated for Outstanding Literary Work – Fiction at the 45th NAACP Image Awards
By Joey Pinkney
January 14, 2014 17:27
Pamela Samuels Young is making history at the 45th NAACP Image Awards. Her independently-published novel, “Anybody’s Daughter” (Goldman House Publishing), has been nominated for Outstanding Literary Work – Fiction. The inclusion of Young’s Anybody’s Daughter is proof positive that independent authors are more than capable of producing high-quality literature.
“I am so excited to be listed among…major authors and publishing houses,” said Young. “The nomination has validated all my hard work over the past few years.”
Anybody’s Daughter is a legal thriller that delves deep into the world of child sex trafficking in the United States. The story is set in Los Angeles, CA, and follows the harrowing experiences of 13-year-old Brianna Walker who sneaks out of the house and ends up entangle with drugs, sex slavers and human predators. Her Uncle Dre, his girlfriend Angela Evans and social worker Loretha Johnson race against the clock to come to Brianna’s rescue.
Pamela Samuels Young is a practicing attorney, specializing in workplace sexual harassment for a major corporation in Southern California. Young spent many hours researching the world of child prostitution to accurately depict the horrors suffered by teenage girls.
“I actually watched girls no older than 13 or 14 strolling the track in Compton, mere blocks from a police station and not far from where I grew up,” Young said.
“Purists” in the publishing industry assume that independently-published literature is inferior in quality. Many libraries, bookstores and department stores will not consider carrying independently-published books. With continual advances in self-promotion, indie authors who take their craft seriously are able to offer a great reading experience from cover-to-cover just like traditional publishers. Authors like Pamela Samuels Young continue to prove that, in today’s publishing landscape, the playing field is leveling out with more independently-published authors who are committed to excellence.
Other titles that have been nominated in the Outstanding Literary Work – Fiction category are as following: