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   Author: Kimberla Lawson Roby  
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New York Times Bestselling Author Kimberla Lawson Roby has written eight novels, which include CHANGING FACES, THE BEST-KEPT SECRET, TOO MUCH OF A GOOD THING, A TASTE OF REALITY, ITíS A THIN LINE, CASTING THE FIRST STONE, HERE AND NOW, and her debut title, BEHIND CLOSED DOORS, which was originally self-published through her own company, Lenox Press.  She has completed seven national book tours and is currently speaking at expos, luncheons, writersí conferences, libraries, colleges, universities and other literary events throughout the country on request.   Her novels have frequented numerous bestseller lists, including The New York Times and those in Essence Magazine, Upscale Magazine, Emerge Magazine, Barnes and Noble, Amazon.com, Wal-Mart, The Dallas Morning News, and The Austin Chronicle to name a few and both BEHIND CLOSED DOORS and CASTING THE FIRST STONE were #1 Blackboard bestsellers for four consecutive months in 1997 and 2000 respectively.  BEHIND CLOSED DOORS was the #1 Blackboard Best-selling book for paperback fiction in 1997


In addition, Ms. Robyís first novel was nominated for Blackboardís 1998 and 1999 Fiction Book of the Year Award, and she received the Blackboard Fiction Book of the Year Award for 2001 for CASTING THE FIRST STONE.  She is also the recipient of the 1998 First-Time Author Award from Chicagoís Black History Month Book Fair and Conference, her fifth novel, A TASTE OF REALITY, was a 2004 finalist for the Atlanta Choice Awards sponsored by the Atlanta Daily World, and TOO MUCH OF A GOOD THING received a 2004 Patron Choice Award from the Central Mississippi Regional Library System.


Each of Ms. Robyís novels have dealt with very real issues---in BEHIND CLOSED DOORS, social status, gambling addiction, and infidelity; in HERE AND NOW, single motherhood, infertility, and sibling rivalry; in CASTING THE FIRST STONE, corruption within the church; in ITíS A THIN LINE, domestic violence, sexual abuse, and care-giving of a parent; in A TASTE OF REALITY, racial and gender discrimination in the workplace with subplots exploring sexual harassment; in TOO MUCH OF A GOOD THING (a sequel to CASTING THE FIRST STONE) and THE BEST-KEPT SECRET, church issues were revisited; and in CHANGING FACES, overweight issues, a female illness, damaging secrets and the importance of a devoted friendship between three women.

Ms. Roby resides in Illinois with her husband, Will.  Her ninth novel, LOVE AND LIES will be released in January 2007.

Book Cover Changing Faces

Format: Hardcover
Pub. Date: January 2006
Book Cover The Best-Kept Secret

Format: Hardcover
Pub. Date: February 2005
Book Cover Too Much of a Good Thing

Format: Paperback
Pub. Date: February 2005 [FrontPage shopadd Component]
Book Cover Here and Now

Format: Mass Market Paperback
Pub. Date: October 2001 [FrontPage shopadd Component]
Book Cover Casting the First Stone
Format: Paperback
Pub. Date: June 2001 [FrontPage shopadd Component]
It's a Thin Line
Format: Hardcover
Pub. Date: May 2001 [FrontPage shopadd Component]
A Taste of Reality
Format: Paperback
Pub. Date: February 2004[FrontPage shopadd Component]
Book Cover Behind Closed Doors
Format: Paperback September 2004 [FrontPage shopadd Component]

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