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NY Times Bestselling Author Kimberla Lawson Roby Began as a Self-Published Writer

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An exclusive Authorlink VIDEO Interview with Kimberla Lawson Roby
Author of Sin No More (William Morrow/HarperCollins, 2008)
May 2008

Sin No More, Kimberla Lawson Roby
Sin No More

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New York Times Bestselling Author, Kimberla Lawson Roby, has written ten novels which include, SIN NO MORE, LOVE & LIES, CHANGING FACES, THE BEST-KEPT SECRET, TOO MUCH OF A GOOD THING, A TASTE OF REALITY, IT'S 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.  Authorlink talked with Ms. Roby recently while she was in Dallas for an appearance at the Writer's Garret.

Her novels have frequented numerous bestseller lists, including The New York Times and those in Publishers Weekly, 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. Roby's first novel was nominated for Blackboard's 1998 and 1999 Fiction Book of the Year Award, and she received the Blackboard Fiction Book of the Year Award in 2001 for CASTING THE FIRST STONE.  She is also the 2006 and 2007 recipient of the Author of the Year (Female) award presented by the African-American Literary Award Show in New York, the recipient of the 1998 First-Time Author Award from Chicago's Black History Month Book Fair and Conference, and her fifth novel, A TASTE OF REALITY, was a 2004 finalist for the Atlanta Choice Awards sponsored by the Atlanta Daily World.  Additionally, TOO MUCH OF A GOOD THING received a 2004 Patron Choice Award from the Central Mississippi Regional Library System.

Ms. Roby resides in Illinois with her husband, Will.  Her tenth novel, SIN NO MORE, was released in January 2008.