Veteran author making local stop

Veteran author making local stop

CHAMPAIGN — Bestselling author Kimberla Lawson Roby, creator of the popular Reverend Curtis Black series, will visit Champaign to talk about her life as a writer and introduce her newest book, "The Perfect Marriage."

The free event is at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Douglass Branch of the Champaign Public Library, 504 E. Grove St.

It is hosted by the library's Table Talk Book Discussion Group and sponsored by the Champaign Public Library Friends.

Roby's 18 published novels are known for tackling difficult social issues.

They have frequented numerous bestseller lists, including those of the New York Times and Essence magazine.

Roby's debut novel, "Behind Closed Doors," was the Blackboard bestselling paperback fiction book in 1997, and she is a five-time recipient of the Female Author of the Year award presented by the African-American Literary Award Show in New York.

Roby lives in Rockford.