Terry McMillan

Best-Selling Author

International best-selling author of Waiting to Exhale and How Stella Got Her Groove Back, Terry McMillan was introduced to literature while shelving books at the library. Since her breakout novel, Waiting to Exhale, surged onto The New York Times bestseller list, critics and readers alike have been captivated by her irreverent, often-hilarious take on the issues facing contemporary African-American women. With several of her bestsellers made into hit movies, she has made her mark on both the literary world and Hollywood.  In 2002, Terry won an NAACP Image Award and an Essence Award. She released her first nonfiction effort in 2006 under the title, It’s OK if You’re Clueless and 23 More Tips for the College Bound. Her most recent work of fiction is The Interruption of Everything. She is currently writing another book and is working on a signature household line.