Kimberla Lawson Roby is the award-winning and New York Times bestselling author of Be Careful What You Pray For, A Deep Dark Secret, The Best of Everything, One in a Million, Sin No More, and numerous other books. Her novels have also been on many other bestseller lists, including the Washington Post, Publishers Weekly, Essence, Upscale magazine, Barnes and Noble, and Amazon.com. In addition, Roby received the Blackboard Fiction Book of the Year Award in 2001 for Casting the First Stone. She is also the recipient of the 2006, 2007, and 2009 Author of the Year (Female) awards presented by the African American Literary Award Show in New York and of the 1998 First-Time Author Award from Chicago’s Black History Month Book Fair and Conference. Her fifth novel, A Taste of Reality, was a 2004 finalist for the Atlanta Choice Awards, and Too Much of a Good Thing received a 2004 Patron Choice Award from the Central Mississippi Regional Library System. She lives in Illinois with her husband, Will.