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March 4, 2014

Happy Tuesday!

Okay, so here’s the deal.  I don’t know about you, but I am BEYOND ready for spring and summer!!! In this part of Illinois, we’ve experienced wind chills as cold as 50 below, so now I can’t wait for sunny, 80-degree temperatures!

But in the midst of all the cold weather and tons of snow we’re getting, I am still very excited about the release of my 20th novel , THE PRODIGAL SON!  This is also the 11th title in my Reverend Curtis Black Series, and it will be released Tuesday, May 13, 2014!  Additionally, you can pre-order your copy today by clicking on one of the links to the right of this newsletter!

Book Cover 

THE PRODIGAL SON centers on Reverend Black's two sons -- 20-year-old Matthew, who has dropped out of Harvard University to take care of his new wife and baby and 29-year-old Dillon, Curtis's first born child who Curtis just met for the first time one year ago. Sadly, however, Matthew has never been more miserable, and at the same time, he hasn't spoken to his parents in many months--after cutting them out of his life completely. Dillon, of course, is fighting hard to gain his father's love and trying his best to fit into the Black family fold, but he soon realizes he'll have to play dirty to get what he wants. Then, as jealousy builds and secrets pile up, both of Curtis's sons are pushed over the edge and forced to take drastic action.  

Over the next few weeks, I’ll be holding a few online reader contests and also sending out contest information for book clubs.  But in the meantime, I hope you’ll click here to read the first 2 chapters of the book:  THE PRODIGAL SON - 2-CHAPTER EXCERPTYou can also find a listing of my speaking and signing appearances below or at www.kimroby.com. 
 
Well, I guess that’s it for now, but I’ll definitely be in touch again soon.  Stay warm--that is unless you live somewhere warm like Los Angeles or Miami -- places where I wouldn’t mind being myself!  Smile

Much love and God bless you always,

Kimberla 

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 A HOUSE DIVIDED from Amazon.com for $16.45 (a 37% discount), please click here:

AMAZON.COM -THE PRODIGAL SON by Kimberla Lawson Roby

To pre-order A HOUSE DIVIDED from Barnesandnoble.com for $17.04 (a 34% discount), please click here:

BARNES & NOBLE - THE PRODIGAL SON BY Kimberla Lawson Roby

To pre-order A HOUSE DIVIDED from your favorite Independent bookstore via Indiebound.org, please click here:

INDIEBOUND.ORG - THE PRODIGAL SON by Kimberla Lawson Roby

ROCKFORD, IL
Saturday, March 22, 2014
1:00 - 4:00 PM
Open Panel Discussion
Zeta Phi Beta
4th Annual Finer Womenhood Event
Mendelssohn Performing Arts Center
415 N Church Street
Rockford, IL  61103
Tickets: $12
www.upsilonchizeta.org/

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

PINEVILLE, 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
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Panel Conversation, Q & A and Signing
East New Orleans Branch Library
5641 Read Blvd.
New Orleans, LA  70127
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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!

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

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
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:
www.darhodes.com

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