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VBD STAR POWER LIST: Author Kimberla Lawson Roby

25 Amazing Authors & Their Must-Read Books

Kimberla Lawson Roby, New York Times Bestselling Author, Speaker & Podcast Host

“Learn everything you can about the craft of writing and storytelling, discover your own unique voice, and then learn everything you can about the business of publishing.”

Kimberla Lawson Roby is a New York Times Bestselling Author, Speaker, and Podcast Host of The Woman God Created You to Be Podcast. She has published 28 books, including her non-fiction title, The Woman God Created You to Be: Finding Success Through Faith---Spiritually, Personally, and Professionally; as well as her novels, such as Casting the First Stone, Better Late Than Never, A Christmas Prayer, It’s a Thin Line, and her debut title, Behind Closed Doors, which she originally self-published through her own company.

Kimberla has sold nearly 3 million copies of her books, and they have frequented numerous bestseller lists, such as The New York Times, USA Today, The Washington Post, Publishers Weekly, Essence, Black Christian News, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and many others. She is the recipient of the 2013 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work – Fiction and the 2017 SOAR Radio Trailblazer of Honor award, and in August 2020, she was named by USA Today as one of the 100 black novelists you should read. Additionally, her book, The Woman God Created You to Be: Finding Success Through Faith—Spiritually, Personally, and Professionally was recently nominated for an NAACP Image Award for the Outstanding Literary Work – Instructional category on February 2, 2021.

Over the years, Kimberla has spoken to thousands of women at churches, conferences, luncheons, libraries, colleges, and universities where she candidly shares her personal journey—hoping to help women become all whom God created them to be. Kimberla also resides in Illinois with her husband, Will.

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Book Link: Amazon

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Photo credits: Photo 1 – Sonya Martin & Photo 2 – Claudia Parker



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