Bobbi Kornblit


Red Carpet Rivals: A Novel

Award-winning author Bobbi Kornblit penned an up-close and personal novel about Hollywood. The work of fiction echoes a controversial topic that is at the forefront: sexual harassment in the workplace. This book has been considered the #metoo novel of 2018, referencing the hash tag that highlights the prevalence of sexual misconduct.

The action in Red Carpet Rivals swirls around the glamour and chaos of the most celebrated movie awards ceremony (the fictitious Movie Constellation Awards). A divorced superstar couple, a top movie publicist, and a female marketing executive jockey for position on Hollywood’s rocky road to success. Secrets are exposed about unexpected relationships, health, harassment, and blind ambition. A funny, savvy, and sexy novel, Red Carpet Rivals gives the inside scoop about Hollywood awards and movie marketing from the 1980s to the present.

Bobbi Kornblit’s second novel, Red Carpet Rivals, was inspired by her years in Hollywood in the glamorous world of the motion picture business before moving to Atlanta in 1994. She walked down numerous red carpets with her late husband, Simon, who was a leading movie studio executive and a voting member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. With themes of women’s empowerment and sexual harassment, the book has been considered as the #Me Too novel about Hollywood.

Bobbi’s debut work of fiction, Shelter from the Texas Heat, was set during the Kennedy Camelot Years of the 1960s and continued to the present. It received the NABE Pinnacle Book Achievement Award for Best Book Women’s Fiction, the Indie Excellence Award for Multicultural Fiction, and the Georgia Author of the Year First Fiction Finalist. The American Library Association endorsed it in a list of the top 50 novels that included President John F. Kennedy.

Bobbi received a Bachelor of Arts from The University of Texas at Austin and holds a Master of Arts in Professional Writing degree (MAPW) from Kennesaw State University. A former journalist, she covered the arts and travel for newspapers, including the Decatur Dispatch, Atlanta Intown, and national publications. She currently instructs grammar for professional writers at Emory Continuing Education and at corporations in Atlanta.

She has been a featured speaker at the Atlanta Writers Club, the Georgia Writers Association, the Book Festival of the MJCCA, the Silver Leos Writers Conference at Texas A&M, and the American Society of Journalists and Authors. Both of her novels were selected by the Pulpwood Queen’s Book Club with over 700 chapters across the nation.

In 2016, Bobbi Kornblit was inducted into the Georgia Writers Registry, administered by the Georgia Council for the Arts.