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April 8, 2014

Hello!

Well, spring is finally here, and we are now only five weeks away from the release of my 20th novel--THE PRODIGAL SON!  This is also the 11th title in my Reverend Curtis Black Series.  It will be released Tuesday, May 13, 2014, and you can pre-order your copy today by clicking one of the links to the right of this newsletter!

In THE PRODIGAL SON, the saga continues with Curtis's two sons, Matthew and Dillon.  Matthew has left his four-year academic scholarship at Harvard University to marry his girlfriend and be there for their one year old son, but he's never been more miserable in his life.  He also hasn't spoken to his parents in well over a year because of all the past pain and humiliation they have caused him.  Dillon (Curtis's firstborn child), on the other hand, wants to spend as much time as possible with his father, and he is doing all he can to gain Curtis's attention--even if it means playing dirty.  Charlotte, of course, wants Dillon out of their lives altogether, so once again, the Black Family finds themselves dealing with more troubling drama.

Book Cover 

Last week, I gave away 5 advance reading copies on Facebook, and I plan to give away a few more on Facebook and Twitter before the end of this month.  So, please stay tuned, and if you're not a member of one of my pages already, you can join by clicking the links displayed just under my signature below.  I'm also giving away copies on Goodreads.com, and you can enter that contest as well by clicking here: GoodReads.com Giveaway.

The other news I wanted to share is my 8TH Annual “HAVE DINNER WITH KIMBERLA LAWSON ROBY” Contest, open exclusively to book clubs nationwide!  I'll be traveling to the city of the winning book club and taking all the members out to dinner!  You can find the contest form and entry details by clicking here:  Contest Form for Book Clubs.  Then, because some of my readers are not members of Facebook or Twitter, I'm holding a separate contest for ALL readers!  Here's the link for the form:  Contest Form for All Readers.

Finally, if you'd like to read the first three chapters of THE PRODIGAL SON, you may do so here:   FIRST 3 CHAPTERS OF THE PRODIGAL SON .  Additionally, you can find a listing of my reading, speaking and signing appearances at www.kimroby.com, and I have also listed each event in this newsletter.  ***Note: since my last communication with you, both PHILADELPHIA and ST. LOUIS have been added to my tour. 

Thank you for all your love and support, and I look forward to connecting with you again before the book is released!

Much love and God bless,

 

Email: 
kim@kimroby.com

Website:
www.kimroby.com

Facebook: 
www.facebook.com/kimberlalawsonroby

Twitter: 
www.twitter.com/KimberlaLRoby

For media interview requests or press material relating to my books, please contact Linda Duggins, Director, Multicultural Publicity at Linda.Duggins@hbgusa.com.

To pre-order THE PRODIGAL SON from Amazon.com for $23.40 (a 10% discount), please click here:

AMAZON.COM - THE PRODIGAL SON by Kimberla Lawson Roby

To pre-order THE PRODIGAL SON from Barnesandnoble.com for $23.16 (a 10% discount), please click here:

BARNES & NOBLE - THE PRODIGAL SON by Kimberla Lawson Roby  

To pre-order THE PRODIGAL SON from your favorite Independent bookstore via Indiebound.org, please click here:

INDIEBOUND.ORG - THE PRODIGAL SON by Kimberla Lawson Roby

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
Downtown Branch
Carnegie Room
1301 Olive Street
St. Louis, MO  63103

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

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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