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Terry McMillan, bestselling author of Waiting to Exhale and How Stella Got Her Groove Back, to write new novel for Crown Publishers

I Almost Forgot About You

Terry McMillan
  • Imprint: Crown Publishers
Contact: Annsley Rosner

(June 23, 2014 – New York, NY): Multi-million copy bestselling author Terry McMillan has reached agreement with Crown Publishers to write a new work of fiction, I Almost Forgot About You, the inspiring story of a woman who shakes things up in her life to find greater meaning.

Each of Ms. McMillan’s seven previous novels was a New York Times bestseller, and four have been made into movies: Waiting to Exhale (Twentieth Century Fox, 1995); How Stella Got Her Groove Back (Twentieth Century Fox, 1998); Disappearing Acts (HBO Pictures, 1999); and A Day Late and a Dollar Short (Lifetime, 2014). McMillan fell in love with books as a teenager while working at the local library. She studied journalism at UC Berkeley and screenwriting at Columbia before making her fiction debut with Mama, which won both the Doubleday New Voices in Fiction Award and the American Book Award. She is a judge for the 2014 PEN Bellwether Award for Socially Engaged Fiction. She lives in Pasadena, California.

In I Almost Forgot About You, Dr. Georgia Young’s wonderful life—great friends, family, and successful career—aren’t enough to keep loneliness and boredom at bay. When she decides to make some major changes in her life, she finds herself on a wild journey that may or may not include a second chance at love. Like Waiting to Exhale and How Stella Got Her Groove Back, I Almost Forgot About You will show legions of readers what can happen when you face your fears, take a chance, and open yourself up to the world.

Lindsay Sagnette, Editorial Director, Fiction, acquired world, eBook, audio, and first serial rights from Molly Friedrich of The Friedrich Agency, and will edit the book. A publication date has not been announced.

Crown Publishers is an imprint of the Crown Publishing Group, a Penguin Random House Company. Penguin Random House ( is the world’s first truly global trade book publisher. It was formed on July 1, 2013, upon the completion of an agreement between Bertelsmann and Pearson to merge their respective trade publishing companies, Random House and Penguin, with the parent companies owning 53 percent and 47 percent, respectively. Penguin Random House comprises the adult and children’s fiction and nonfiction print and digital trade book publishing businesses of Penguin and Random House in the U.S., U.K., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and India; Penguin’s trade publishing activity in Asia and South Africa; DK worldwide; and Random House’s companies in Spain, Mexico, Argentina, Uruguay, Colombia, and Chile. Penguin Random House employs more than 10,000 people globally, across almost 250 editorially and creatively independent imprints and publishing houses that collectively publish more than 15,000 new titles annually. Its publishing lists include more than 70 Nobel Prize laureates and hundreds of the world’s most widely read authors.

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