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New York Times Bestselling Author & Professional Speaker, Kimberla Lawson Roby, has published 27 books which include BETTER LATE THAN NEVERSIN OF A WOMAN, A SINFUL CALLING, BEST FRIENDS FOREVER, THE ULTIMATE BETRAYAL, A CHRISTMAS PRAYER, THE PRODIGAL SON, THE PERFECT MARRIAGE, THE REVEREND’S WIFE, BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU PRAY FOR, SIN NO MORE, CASTING THE FIRST STONE, and her debut title, BEHIND CLOSED DOORS, which was originally self-published through her own company, Lenox Press. She has sold more than 2.8 Million copies of her novels, and they have frequented numerous bestseller lists, including The New York Times, USA Today, The Washington Post, Publishers Weekly, Essence, Upscale, Black Christian News,, Barnes and Noble,, Wal-Mart, The Dallas Morning News, The Austin Chronicle and many others.

Over the years, Kimberla has spoken to thousands of women at conferences, churches, expos, workshops, luncheons, libraries, colleges, universities and bookstores. She shares her own personal journey straight from her heart and has a strong passion toward helping women discover their God-given purpose.

Kimberla is a professional member of the National Speakers Association (NSA), she is the 2013 NAACP Image Award Winner for Outstanding Literary Work – Fiction, the recipient of the 2017 SOAR Radio Trailblazer of Honor award, the 2017 Southwest Florida Reading Festival Distinguished Author award, the 2017 AAMBC Christian Fiction Author of the Year award and the 2014 AAMBC Female Author of the Year award, the 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2013 African-American Literary Awards Show (New York, NY) Female Author of the Year award, the Blackboard Fiction Book of the Year Award in 2001 for CASTING THE FIRST STONE, and in 2001, Kimberla was inducted into the Rock Valley College Alumni Hall of Fame (Rockford, IL).

Kimberla’s books deal with very real issues, including women empowerment, sexual harassment, racial and gender discrimination in the workplace, problems within the church (and the consequences),  Christian/family/moral values, drug and gambling addiction, marriage, infidelity, single motherhood, breast cancer, infertility, sibling rivalry, domestic violence, childhood sexual abuse, mental illness, and the care-giving of a parent to name a few. In addition, Kimberla’s books offer a message of redemption, forgiveness, and the realities of everyday life.

Kimberla resides in Illinois with her husband, Will.

Recent News & Blog Posts from Kimberla

Tony Evans And Kimberla Lawson Roby Top The July 2017 BCNN1/BCBC National Bestsellers List

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Bestselling authors, Tony Evans (Prayers for Victory in Your Marriage — Nonfiction) and Kimberla Lawson Roby (Sin of a Woman — Fiction) lead the bestsellers list of Black Christian authors on the July 2017 edition of the Black Christian News/Black Christian Book Company National Bestsellers List….

Kimberla Speaking at the 2017 Southwest Florida Reading Festival

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VIDEO – New York Times and Bestselling author, Kimberla Lawson Roby appeared at the 2017 Southwest Florida Reading Festival in Fort Myers, Florida. Here she describes the nature of work and her favorite types of books to read. The Southwest…

Book Tour For SIN OF A WOMAN

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MONTGOMERY, AL; RICHMOND, VA; ROCKFORD, IL; PEORIA, IL; HOUSTON, TX; CLEVELAND, OH; & DAYTON, OH, I look forward to seeing you this month for the release of SIN OF A WOMAN! Dates, times and locations are listed below! MONTGOMERY, AL Tuesday,…