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Best selling author Terry McMillan

February 14, 2014

McMillan will speak on February 26 in connection with Colorado State's Black History Month celebrations.

Wednesday, February 26
7-9 p.m.
North Ballroom
Lory Student Center

What inspires her story-telling

In connection with Black History Month, Colorado State will host New York Times # 1 bestselling author Terry McMillan.

McMillan will share her inspiration and personal journey behind her books, including, Waiting to Exhale, and How Stella Got Her Groove Back.

A book signing will occur following the event. McMillan's books will be available for purchase at the event from the CSU Bookstore.

Relatable protagonists

The author is praised for creating relatable female protagonists in her novels.

McMillan wrote in Writers Magazine:

I write because the world is an imperfect place, and we behave in an imperfect manner. I want to understand why it's so hard to be good, honest, loving, caring, thoughtful and generous. Writing is about the only way (besides praying) that allows me to be compassionate toward folks who, in real life, I'm probably not that sympathetic toward. I want to understand myself and others better, so what better way than to pretend to be them?

More about McMillan

McMillan has a B.A. in journalism from the University of California, Berkley.

Waiting to Exhale and How Stella Got Her Groove Back were both on the New York Times bestseller list and made into movies.

Contact: Bridgett Johnson