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Kimberla Lawson Roby

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Kimberla Lawson Roby is a Top 100 AALBC.com Bestselling Author Making Our List 48 Times

Kimberla Lawson Roby is Currently #8 in Voting for Favorite Author of the 21st Century

New York Times Bestselling Author Kimberla Lawson Roby has published 24 novels (as of 2016). Her debut title, Behind Closed Doors, was originally self-published through her own company, Lenox Press. She has sold more than 2.6 million copies of her novels, which have appeared on numerous best-seller lists, including AALBC.com, The New York Times, USA Today, The Washington Post, Publishers Weekly, Essence Magazine, Upscale Magazine, Emerge Magazine, Barnes & Noble, Amazon.com, Wal-Mart, The Dallas Morning News, and The Austin Chronicle.

Kimberla’s novels deal with very real issues, including corruption within the church, drug addiction, gambling addiction, infidelity, social status, single motherhood, infertility, sibling rivalry and jealousy, domestic violence, sexual abuse, mental illness, care-giving of a parent, racial and gender discrimination in the workplace, sexual harassment, and overweight issues.

Kimberla is the 2013 NAACP Image Award Winner for Outstanding Literary Work – Fiction, the recipient of the 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2013 Author of the Year – Female award presented by the African-American Literary Award Show in New York, the recipient of the 2014 AAMBC Award for Female Author of the Year, the recipient of the 1998 First-Time Author Award from Chicago’s Black History Month Book Fair and Conference

Kimberla was inducted into the Rock Valley College Alumni Hall of Fame (Rockford, IL). She resides in Illinois with her husband, Will.

Learn more at Kimberla Lawson Roby’s official website


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