We know that there's been some unfortunate but, seemingly inevitable drama to unfold in her personal life over the last few years. By inevitable, I'm referring to her celebrity status and how they are guaranteed some highly publicized drama just because they're celebrities. Anyway, McMillan's always been one of my favorite authors simply because her stories and characters are so accessible. She's the perfect balance in works by Black authors as she levels neatly between urban street fiction and literary fiction. She gives solid writing without being vulgar or needing to take serious notes on the text.
I remember the first gift my now husband gave me. It included a bottle of Santa Margherita pinot grigio and a copy McMillan's just released A Day late And A Dollar Short. Now you all know why I married The Mr. *wink* And going further back, I can remember freshmen year in college being so engrossed in Disappearing Act that I was reading as i walked to and from classes. Seriously, I wasn't paying attention to nearly walking into a few walls.
So, I checked her website and no news of any upcoming books. I hope Terry hasn't closed that chapter of her life because i do think there are still many fans waiting patiently for her next book with an awesome female protagonist who goes on a journey to discover self. Terry we can never have enough of those stories; women always need sources of empowerment. And btw Ms. McMillan, if you happen to stumble across this humble post, please feel free to comment.