Terry McMillan Biography

Terry McMillan was born and raised in Port Huron, Michigan, and discovered her love of literature while shelving books at the local library. She burst onto the literary scene in 1987 with her wildly acclaimed New York Times bestseller "Mama," which won the Doubleday New Voices in Fiction award in 1986 and an American Book Award from the Before Columbus Foundation in 1987. Terry’s signature humor, wisdom, and warmth made "Waiting to Exhale," "A Day Late and A Dollar Short," "The Interruption of Everything," "How Stella Got Her Groove Back," "Getting to Happy," "Disappearing Acts," "Who Asked You?" and "I Almost Forgot About You" all New York Times Best Sellers.

"Waiting to Exhale" and "How Stella Got Her Groove Back" were made into award-winning major motion pictures that proved huge at the box office, and "Disappearing Acts" and "A Day Late and A Dollar Short" were adapted into successful made-for-TV movies. Terry was awarded an Essence Lifetime Achievement Award in 2008. Beloved by her fans, Terry’s books have sold millions of copies worldwide.

Now Terry is back with "It’s Not All Downhill From Here," the story of one woman’s plan to shake herself out of her midlife rut, and maybe, in reinventing herself and embracing the person she wants to be, find a second chance at love.

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How much does it cost to book Terry McMillan?

Booking fees for Terry McMillan, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Terry McMillan, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.

Who is the agent for Terry McMillan?

All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Terry McMillan for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Terry McMillan for your next private or corporate function.

What is a full-service talent booking agency?

All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Terry McMillan or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Terry McMillan or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.


Terry McMillan is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Women, Diversity and Authors. The estimated speaking fee range to book Terry McMillan for live events is $10,000 - $20,000, and for virtual events $10,000 - $20,000. Terry McMillan generally travels from Los Angeles, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Nikki Giovanni, Donna Brazile and Akwaeke Emezi. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Terry McMillan for an upcoming event.

Terry McMillan Videos

Rockefeller Lecture Series Presents Terry McMillan

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How to book Terry McMillan?

Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Terry McMillan for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Terry McMillan, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Terry McMillan or any other celebrity of your choice.

How much does it cost to book Terry McMillan?

Booking fees for Terry McMillan, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Terry McMillan, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.

Who is the agent for Terry McMillan?

All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Terry McMillan for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Terry McMillan for your next private or corporate function.

What is a full-service talent booking agency?

All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Terry McMillan or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Terry McMillan or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.


Terry McMillan is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Women, Diversity and Authors. The estimated speaking fee range to book Terry McMillan for live events is $10,000 - $20,000, and for virtual events $10,000 - $20,000. Terry McMillan generally travels from Los Angeles, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Nikki Giovanni, Donna Brazile and Akwaeke Emezi. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Terry McMillan for an upcoming event.

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