Shades Of Romance Magazine: Please give the readers a brief bio on you the person and the writer.
Kimberla Lawson Roby: I've written five novels, BEHIND CLOSED DOORS, HERE AND NOW, CASTING THE FIRST STONE, IT'S A THIN LINE, and A TASTE OF REALITY.
SORM: Tell us about your current book?
ROBY: A TASTE OF REALITY centers on racial discrimination in the workplace
with subplots dealing with gender discrimination, friendship betrayal, and marital
SORM: Which scene in the book is your favorite?
ROBY: Unfortunately, my favorite scene is one that would give away the story, so I
think I'll have to pass on this particular question. Sorry. :-)
SORM: What would you like your readers to take away from your book?
ROBY: I would like them to walk away knowing that discrimination in the workplace
of any kind does not have to be tolerated.
SORM: If your book could be made into a movie, whom would you choose to play the lead characters?
ROBY: I would choose Robin Givens to play Anise and Boris Kodjoe to play her
SORM: What was the best writing advice you received?
ROBY: To utilize the first two chapters as a means to develop my main characters.
SORM: What are your goals as a writer?
ROBY: Actually, I have a list, but my priority is to continue writing one novel each year and to possibly write something non-fiction.
SORM: What advice would you give someone whose book is about to be published?
ROBY: I would insist that they learn as much about the business side of publishing as they can. Doing so has helped me tremendously.
SORM: What is the latest pager-turner you've read?
ROBY: P.G. COUNTY by Connie Briscoe
SORM: Do you have any advice for those aspiring writers?
ROBY: Write as often as you can, preferably on a daily basis, and write what you truly feel within your heart.
SORM: How can readers get in contact with you? (mail, email, website)
ROBY: By regular mail: P.O. Box 1264, Belvidere, IL 61008-1237
By E-mail: email@example.com
By Web Site: www.kimroby.com
SORM: Can you give us a sneak peek at your next book?
ROBY: There have been loads of reader requests, so I am finally working on CASTING THE FIRST STONE, PART II!
SHADES OF ROMANCE MAGAZINE WOULD LIKE TO THANK MS. ROBY FOR THIS INTERVIEW. WE WISH YOU MUCH SUCCESS.