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APRIL 22, 2014
CHECK OUT KIMBERLA'S
20 FAVORITE THINGS!!!
Read the full list here!
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APRIL 6, 2014
ATTENTION ALL BOOK CLUBS!
Announcing the 8th Annual “HAVE DINNER WITH KIMBERLA LAWSON ROBY” Contest!
TO ENTER THE OFFICIAL CONTEST,
PLEASE CLICK HERE.

ATTENTION ALL READERS:
Purchase your copy of THE PRODIGAL SON and WIN PRIZES!
TO ENTER THE OFFICIAL CONTEST,
PLEASE CLICK HERE.
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SEPTEMBER 11, 2013
AND THE WINNERS ARE:
CONGRATULATIONS to everyone, and thanks so much to all who entered the contests for A HOUSE DIVIDED!!!
GRAND PRIZE WINNER of the 7th Annual Have Dinner with Kimberla Lawson Roby Book Club Contest:
Click Here To Find Out!
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JUNE 19, 2013
Check out a couple great new interviews with Kim on the media page! Watch them here!
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APRIL 18, 2013
ATTENTION ALL BOOK CLUBS!
Announcing the 7th Annual “Have Dinner with Kimberla Lawson Roby” Contest!
TO ENTER THE OFFICIAL CONTEST,
PLEASECLICK HERE.

APRIL 18, 2013
ATTENTION ALL READERS:
Purchase your copy of A HOUSE DIVIDED and WIN PRIZES!
TO ENTER THE OFFICIAL CONTEST,
PLEASE CLICK HERE.
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FEBRUARY 11, 2013
KIMBERLA LAWSON ROBY WINS 2013 NAACP IMAGE AWARD!!!
Please click here to read the press release
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JANUARY 13, 2013
Check out this great interview with Kim about The Perfect Marriage on Milwaukee's Morning Blend! Watch it here. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

JANUARY 6, 2013

Kimberla Lawson Roby self-published her first book 17 years ago, now has over 2,000,000 copies of her books in print, and has been nominated for an NAACP Image Award. Read the full press release here.________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

DECEMBER 31, 2012

Watch the new book trailer for The Perfect Marriage Here.
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DECEMBER 15, 2012

ATTENTION ALL BOOK CLUBS!
"Win signed copies of the 10th title in THE REVEREND CURTIS BLACK SERIES for your entire book club!"
TO ENTER THE OFFICIAL CONTEST,
PLEASE CLICK HERE.

DECEMBER 15, 2012
ATTENTION ALL READERS!
Purchase your copy of THE PERFECT MARRIAGE and WIN PRIZES!
TO ENTER THE OFFICIAL CONTEST,
PLEASE CLICK HERE.

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April 22, 2012
Listen to the new audio trailer for The Reverend's Wife! CLICK HERE TO LISTEN!

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APRIL 2, 2012
ATTENTION ALL BOOK CLUBS:
"Enter Kimberla's 6TH ANNUAL HAVE DINNER WITH KIMBERLA LAWSON ROBY CONTEST,
where she'll be flying to your city and taking the entire book club out to dinner!"
TO ENTER THE OFFICIAL CONTEST,
PLEASE CLICK HERE.

APRIL 2, 2012
ATTENTION ALL READERS:
Purchase your copy of THE REVEREND'S WIFE and WIN PRIZES!
TO ENTER THE OFFICIAL CONTEST,
PLEASE CLICK HERE.

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October 10, 2011

…AND THE WINNERS ARE:

CONGRATULATIONS to everyone, and thanks so much to all who entered!!!

See all winners here!

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September 5, 2011
Check out the book trailer for the new book Secret Obsession! CLICK HERE TO WATCH

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AUGUST 8, 2011
ATTENTION ALL READERS:
Purchase your copy of SECRET OBSESSION and WIN PRIZES!
TO ENTER THE OFFICIAL CONTEST, PLEASE CLICK HERE.

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AUGUST 8, 2011
ATTENTION ALL BOOK CLUBS:
"Win signed copies of the next title in THE REVEREND CURTIS BLACK SERIES for your entire book club along with a Skype or Phone Conference!"
TO ENTER THE OFFICIAL CONTEST, PLEASE CLICK HERE

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July 27, 2011
Newsletter from Kimberla:
http://www.pageturnernetwork.com/2011_Blast/KLR/072511.html

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July 11, 2011
On Friday, July 1, 2011, Kimberla Lawson Roby received the 2011 Phenomenal Woman Writer Award at the Bayou Soul Writers and Readers Conference in New Orleans.

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FEBRUARY 21, 2011
AND THE WINNERS ARE:
CONGRATULATIONS to everyone, and thanks a million to all who entered!!!
The Grand Prize Winner of the 5th Annual Have Dinner with Kimberla Lawson Roby Contest is:
Click Here To Find Out!

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JANUARY 26, 2011
Grand Central Publishing interviews Kimberla
on their Blog Talk Radio Channel:
Click here to listen

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DECEMBER 13, 2010
ATTENTION ALL READERS:
Purchase your copy of LOVE, HONOR, & BETRAY and WIN PRIZES!
To enter the official contest, Please click here.

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DECEMBER 4, 2010
ATTENTION ALL BOOK CLUBS:
"Have Dinner with kimberla Lawson Roby!"
TO ENTER THE NATIONAL CONTEST, PLEASE CLICK HERE.

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March 18, 2010:
Congratulations, PHENOMENAL WOMEN BOOK CLUB in DeSoto, TX—entry submitted by Sonja Milton!
Additional congratulaions go out to the (5) runners-up who I’ll be doing a Skype session or a conference call with during one of their monthly book club discussions:
Sistahs Turning Pages, Kansas City, MO
—submitted by Janice Riley
Sisters Who Like to Read, Hutto, TX
—submitted by Janet Horace
Purpose 2 Read, Vestavia Hill, AL
—submitted by Debra Robinson
Literary Ladies, Rahway, NJ
—submitted by Sandra Randolph
A Sister's Expression, Greenville, NC
—submitted by Casandra Belcher Tripp
 



December 22, 2009:
Attention all Book Clubs:
"Have dinner with Kimberla Lawson Roby"
To enter the national contest, please click here


 



August 26, 2009
Powerful...an intense gem in an authentic voice." -- Publishers Weekly on A DEEP DARK SECRET
 



August 26, 2009
Check out a trailer for Kim’s latest Book, A Deep Dark Secret View Trailer Now
 



July 20, 2009
Essence Magazine has selected A DEEP DARK SECRET as its November 2009 Essence Book Club Recommended Read and calls it "A compelling story.
 



March 9, 2009
March 09, 2009: Congratulations to the following winner and runners-up for the 2009 "Have Dinner with Kimberla Lawson Roby" contest!

  • Grand Prize Winner:
    SOUTHERN GIRLS BOOK CLUB in Jackson, MS entry submitted by LaKeeta Jones!
  • 1st Runner-up:
    Brown Sugar Book Club of Kalamazoo, MI – submitted by Marcia Jones
  • 2nd Runner-up:
    The Kitabu Book Club of Saginaw, MI – submitted by Gail Porter
  • 3rd Runner-up:
    The Book Collectors of Weldon, NC – submitted by Gwendolyn Ford
  • 4th Runner-up:
    The Next Chapter of Memphis, TN – submitted by Toyia Polk
  • 5th Runner-up:
    Chat & Chew Book Club of Shawnee, KS – submitted by Melba Underwood





February 4, 2009
Newscast from Augusta, Ga on Kimberla's Visit to a Barnes & Noble View Here
 


 

 

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2014

THE PRODIGAL SON
NATIONAL BOOK TOUR

 
WASHINGTON, DC
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
12:00 PM Noon
Signing
Barnes and Noble
555 12th Street NW
Washington, DC  20004
 
ALEXANDRIA, VA
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
7:00 PM
Speaking and Signing
Barnes and Noble
3651 Jefferson Davis Highways
Alexandria, VA  22305
 
SPRINGFIELD, NJ
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
7:00 PM
Speaking and Signing
Barnes and Noble
240 Route 22 West
Springfield, NJ  07081

CHARLOTTE, NC
Thursday, May 15, 2014
7:00 PM
Speaking and Signing
Barnes and Noble
11025 Carolina Place Mall
Pineville, NC  28134
 
NEW ORLEANS, LA
Friday, May 16, 2014
Private Book Club Event
New Orleans, LA

NEW ORLEANS, LA
Saturday, May 17, 2014
3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Norman Mayer Branch Library
3001 Gentilly Blvd.
New Orleans, LA 70122
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***A Conversation with Kimberla Lawson Roby (moderated by Linda Duggins) – Everything You Wanted to Know About Publishing But Didn’t Know Who to Ask!  Hosted by Friend Girl Book Club in conjunction with Reading Between the Lines Book Club, additional book groups and The Afro-American Book Stop.
Panel: Kimberla, Latoya Smith (editor at Grand Central Publishing) and Linda A. Duggins (publicity director at Grand Central Publishing). Everyone is invited!
 
DALLAS / FORT WORTH, TX
Monday, May 19, 2014
7:00 PM
Speaking and Signing
The Dock Book Shop
6637 Meadowbrook Drive
Fort Worth, TX  76112
 
KANSAS CITY, MO
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
6:00 PM Pre-Reception/ 6:30 PM Event
Speaking and Signing
The Kansas City Library
14 West 10th Street
Kansas City, MO  64105
 
CINCINNATI, OH
Thursday, May 22, 2014
7:00 PM Event
Speaking and Signing
Barnes & Noble
9891 Waterstone Blvd
Cincinnati, OH  45249

MEMPHIS, TN
Friday, May 23, 2014
7:00 PM Event
Speaking and Signing
Barnes & Noble
2774 N Germantown Parkway
Memphis, TN  38133

NASHVILLE, TN
Saturday, May 24, 2014
3:00 PM
Speaking and Signing
Barnes & Noble
1701 Mallory Lane
Brentwood, TN  37027

PHILADELPHIA, PA
Thursday, May 29, 2014 
7:30 PM – 9:15 PM
Speaking and Signing
Free Library of Philadelphia
Free Library’s Montgomery Auditorium
1901 Vine St.
Philadelphia, PA 19103

ST. LOUIS, MO
Tuesday, June 3, 2014
7:00 PM
Speaking and Signing
St. Louis Public Library
Schlafly Branch 
225 N Euclid Avenue
St. Louis MO 63108

CHICAGO, IL
Saturday, June 7, 2014
Time to be determined
Panel Discussion Speaker
Printers Row Book Festival
Chicago, IL
 
WINNEBAGO, IL
Monday, June 17, 2014
6:00 PM
Speaking and Signing
Winnebago Public Library
210 N Elida Street
Winnebago, IL 
http://www.winnebagopubliclibrary.org/

LOS ANGELES, CA
Sunday, June 22, 2014
6:00 PM
Speaker
Booksigning to follow
Women Who Care Ministry
Crenshaw Christian Center
7901 S Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA  90044
 
CHICAGO, IL
Sunday, June 29, 2014
1:00 – 5:00 PM 
Speaker
Booksigning to follow
The Author’s Brunch
Hilton Chicago
9333 S Cicero Avenue
Oak Lawn, IL  60453
Tickets: $35 
For ticket info, please visit:
http://www.darhodes.com

NEW YORK, NY
Sunday, August 3, 2014
Noon – 12:50 PM
Keynote Speaker
2014 Writers Digest Conference
Roosevelt Hotel
45 E 45th Street
New York, NY 10017
Book Signing to Follow 1:00 – 2:00 PM
www.writersdigestconference.com​

ATLANTA, GA
Thursday, August 7, 2014
7:00 PM
Speaker
2014 Atlanta Chocolate Social
Awards Banquet & Dinner (Dressy Attire)
Atlanta Marriott Buckhead Hotel
Shula's 347 Grill
3405 Lenox Road Northwest
Atlanta, GA  30326
To Register: http://www.edc-creations.com/chocolate2014.htm
 
ATLANTA, GA
Friday – Sunday, August 8 - 10, 2014
Featured Author
12th Annual National Book Club Conference
Atlanta Marriott Buckhead Hotel
3405 Lenox Road Northwest
Atlanta, GA  30326
To Register for the conference, please visit:
http://www.nationalbookclubconference.com
 
MOUNT LAUREL, NJ
Friday, October 10, 2014
9:00 AM -  Noon
Motivational Speaker
First Year Initiative Program
Burlington County College
3331 New Jersey 38
Mount Laurel, NJ 08054

BOWIE, MD
October 17 - 18, 2014
Keynote Speaker
2014 Black Authors & Readers
Rock Weekend
Hosted by The Reading Divas Book Club
The Comfort Inn
4500 Crain Highway
Bowie, MD
http://www.realdivasread.com/
Purchase tickets here: 
www.2014divasliteraryconf.eventbrite.com




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