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Tananarive Due

USA flag (b.1966)
Wife of Steven Barnes

Tananarive Due is the author of The Black Rose, My Soul to Keep and The Between, and was a collaborator on the best-selling novel, Naked Came the Manatee. Her short fiction was included in the groundbreaking Dark Matter, an anthology of black American science fiction and fantasy. A two-time finalist for the prestigious Bram Stoker Award, the former Miami Herald columnist lives in Washington state with her husband, novelist Steven Barnes.

Genres: Science Fiction, Horror, Mystery
Tennyson Hardwick
   1. Casanegra (2007) (with Steven Barnes and Blair Underwood)
   2. In the Night of the Heat (2008) (with Steven Barnes and Blair Underwood)
   3. From Cape Town with Love (2010) (with Steven Barnes and Blair Underwood)
   4. South by Southeast (2012) (with Steven Barnes and Blair Underwood)
   The Ancestors (2008) (with L A Banks and Brandon Massey)
   Ghost Summer (2015)
   Whose Future Is It? (2018) (with Steven Barnes, Alex de Campi, Brian Evenson, Porpentine Charity Heartscape, Richard Larson, Sarah Pinsker, Shweta Taneja and David Wellington)
   The Lake (2011)
Non fiction
   Freedom in the Family (2003) (with Patricia Stephens Due)
Bram Stoker Best First Novel nominee (1996) : The Between
Bram Stoker Best Novel nominee (1998) : My Soul to Keep

Tananarive Due recommends
Hotel Transylvania (1978)
(Saint-Germain, book 1)
Chelsea Quinn Yarbro
"Lushly written, erotic, and disturbing."
Mirrored Life (2002)
Anita Bunkley
"A breakout...[an] absorbing story...you won't be able to put down."
Minion (2003)
(Vampire Huntress Legend, book 1)
L A Banks
"MINION is an action-packed journey through a world of vampire hunters and hunted, told with the flavor and rhythm of the hip hop generation. If you enjoy Anne Rice, Blade or Buffy then MINION is the novel you have been waiting for."
Dark Thirst (2004)
Angela C Allen
"A shot of blood with a twist... Vampire mythology has crossed the color line for good."
Bareback (2006)
Kit Whitfield
"An impressive debut, Benighted is a well-written and well-thought-out examination of prejudice as seen through the lens of the werewolf novel."
Mogul (2011)
Terrance Dean
"If you loved E. Lynn Harris, check out newcomer Terrance Dean."
Freshwater (2018)
Akwaeke Emezi
"What if we were not one person, but three in one body?created by careless gods who forgot to ‘close the gate’? Akwaeke Emezi’s novel, Freshwater, paints a fiercely unique, unforgettable story of identity, mental health and the world beyond ours. This impressive debut is lyrical and well-told."
MEM (2018)
Bethany C Morrow
"In the world of Bethany C. Morrow's imaginative and gloriously written first novel, MEM, a memory might have a life of her own. This novel imagines an alternate past where memories can be extracted and turned to flesh, a premise that unfolds with intrigue and wisdom from this writer's fertile imagination. Don't miss this exciting debut that will change the way you think about memories."
The Lesson (2019)
Cadwell Turnbull
"Cadwell Turnbull's The Lesson brings an alien invasion to St. Thomas with a breadth that encompasses the past, present, and future. As his well-drawn characters wrestle with interspecies challenges, Turnbull imparts lessons that both embrace and transcend culture and race to drive at the heart of what it means to be human."
The Conductors (2021)
(Murder and Magic, book 1)
Nicole Glover
"The Conductors is a seamless blending of magic, mystery, and history, creating power and wonder with its rarefied glimpse of Black life in the late 1800s. The Vigilance Society and the magic-wielding couple at the core of this story are a welcome addition to the growing chorus of voices in Black speculative fiction. Glover’s worldbuilding, characters, and attention to historical detail create a delightfully genre-bending debut!"
Creatures of Passage (2021)
Morowa Yejidé
"In this beautifully written and gloriously conceived novel, Morowa Yejidé reveals her mastery yet again. This book is both contemporary and ancient, frightening and stirring, playful and wise, an unforgettable blurring of reality and genres from its haunted Plymouth automobile to the mysteries in the fog in this alternate America and hidden Washington, DC. With its lyricism and bold imagination, Creatures of Passage is unlike anything you've ever read."
The Devil Takes You Home (2022)
Gabino Iglesias
"The Devil Takes You Home is a wild ride through grief, faith, loss and monstrosity. Gabino Iglesias's sharp prose and visceral, haunting vision have birthed a riveting novel no reader will soon forget. Fresh and genuinely scary."

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