New York Times Bestselling Author, Kimberla Lawson Roby, to Release her First Christmas Novella on October 28th

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Bestselling author of the acclaimed Reverend Curtis Black novels, Kimberla Lawson Roby, will release her first Christmas novella this Fall, A Christmas Prayer, (Grand Central Publishing; $20.00; ISBN 978-1455526048).

Alexis Fletcher hasn’t had a merry Christmas in five years–not since her mother passed away. Every December she remembers the joy her mother brought to everyone during the holiday season and feels the pain of her absence, even more so now that she and her sister are barely speaking. More than anything, Alexis wishes her family could be whole again.

However, with her wedding fast approaching, Alexis might just be ready to make some holiday memories with a new family of her own. Alexis’s fiancé , Chase Dupont, is everything she ever dreamed of. He’s kind, handsome, fully supportive of Alexis’s career and is CEO of a large company. But outside forces threaten to derail this happy couple from ever reaching the altar.

As tensions rise, a dramatic event causes Alexis to question everything. Will fate give her what she needs to finally embrace the season that has brought her so much pain? Will Alexis finally have a happy holiday? Or will her Christmas prayer go unanswered?

New York Times Bestselling Author Kimberla Lawson Roby has published 20 novels which include The Prodigal Son, A House Divided, The Perfect Marriage, The Reverend’s Wife, Secret Obsession, Love, Honor, and Betray, Be Careful What You Pray For, A Deep Dark Secret, The Best of Everything, One In a Million, 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. She has sold more than 2,000,000 copies of her novels, and they have frequented numerous bestseller lists, including The New York Times, USA Today, The Washington Post, 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. Both Behind Closed Doors and Casting the First Stone were #1 Blackboard bestsellers for four consecutive months in both 1997 and 2000. Behind Closed Doors was the #1 Blackboard Best-selling book for paperback fiction in 1997.

Kimberla is a 2013 NAACP Image Award Winner for Outstanding Literary Work Fiction, the recipient of the 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2013 Author of the Year Female award presented by the African-American Literary Award Show in New York, the recipient of the Blackboard Fiction Book of the Year Award in 2001 for Casting the First Stone, the recipient of the 1998 First-Time Author Award from Chicago’s Black History Month Book Fair and Conference, and in 2001, Kimberla was inducted into the Rock Valley College (Rockford, IL) Alumni Hall of Fame.

Each of Kimberla’s novels deal with very real issues, including corruption within the church, drug addiction, gambling addiction, infidelity, social status, single motherhood, infertility, sibling rivalry and jealousy, domestic violence, sexual abuse, mental illness, care-giving of a parent, racial and gender discrimination in the workplace, sexual harassment, and overweight issues to name a few.

Kimberla resides in Illinois with her husband, Will.

For more information about Kimberla Lawson Roby, visit www.KimRoby.com.

To book Kimberla Lawson Roby for speaking engagements and/or book signings, please contact Connie Dettman at publicity@kimroby.com or 815.988.6604.

A Christmas Prayer will be released on October 28th. It is available for pre-order on Amazon.com, BarnesandNoble.com, and BooksAMillion.com.

Contact:
Connie Dettman
publicity@kimroby.com
815.988.6604

SOURCE: Vision Publicity Services

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