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Michelle McKinney Hammond Biography

West Indian And African Roots, Moved To Chicago, From Advertising Executive To Author, Became Relationship ExpertSelected works


Author, motivational speaker

A successful advertising executive up to the mid-1990s, Michelle McKinney Hammond then invented a new career providing insights into how to be a single Christian woman in pursuit of a healthy, fulfilling life, with or without a husband. McKinney Hammond published her first book, What to Do until Love Finds You: Getting Ready for Mr. Right, in 1997 and has since authored some twenty self-help books and become a sought-after relationship expert.


What to Do Until Love Finds You: Getting Ready for Mr. Right, Harvest House Publishers, 1997.

Secrets of an Irresistible Woman, Harvest House, 1998.

The Power of Femininity, Harvest House, 1999.

If Men Are Like Buses, Then How Do I Catch One?, Multnomah Publishers, 2000.

How to Be Blessed and Highly Favored: Living Richly under the Smile of God, WaterBrook Press, 2001.

Where Are You, God?, Harvest House, 2002.

Why Do I Say "Yes" When I Need to Say "No"?, Harvest House, 2002.

(With Joel A. Brooks, Jr.) The Unspoken Rules of Love: What Women Don't Know and Men Don't Tell You, WaterBrook Press, 2003.

101 Ways to Get and Keep His Attention, Harvest House, 2003.

(With Holly Virden) If Singleness Is a Gift, What's the Return Policy?, T. Nelson, 2003.

The Power of Being a Woman: Embracing the Triumph of the Feminine Spirit, Harvest House, 2004.

Ending the Search for Mr. Right: How to Be Found by the Man You've Been Looking For, Harvest House, 2005.


It's Amazing, Inner Light Records, 2005.



Black Enterprise, November 2004, p. 188.

Black Issue Book Review, July 2001, p. 64; January-February 2003, p. 72-73.

Library Journal, January 1, 2005, p. 134.

Publishers Weekly, April 10, 2000, p. 95; July 23, 2001, p. 71.

Today's Christian Woman, March-April 1999; September-October 2001; March-April 2003, p. 11.


"Michell McKinney Hammond," Biography Resource Center, www.galenet.com/servlet/BioRC (February 18, 2005).

"Michelle McKinney Hammond," Harvest House Publishers, http://www.harvesthousepublishers.com/mediaauthor.cfm?EDID=100463 (February 18, 2005).

"Michelle McKinney Hammond: Her Life, Ministry, and Career," Kregel Christian Books and Resources, http://www.parable.com/1539167/spotlight.asp?sid=41&ct=Biography (February 18, 2005).

"Michelle McKinney Hammond Official Web Site," http://www.michellehammond.com (February 18, 2005).

—Kari Bethel

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