Tananarive Due (pronounced tah-nah-nah-REEVE doo) is the American Book Award-winning author of nine books, ranging from supernatural thrillers to a mystery to a civil rights memoir.
Due lives in Southern California with her husband, novelist and screenwriter Steven Barnes; their son, Jason; and her stepdaughter, Nicki.
"...I'd had it drummed into my head in creative writing workshop courses that one could not expect to be a respected writer when writing commercial or genre books. Legitimacy has always been very important to me...Finally, though, I said the heck with all of it. I wasn't going to try to be Toni Morrison or Joyce Carol Oates, I was just going to be me, and I was going to write about the people I know..." --Tananarive Due
Named one of Publishers Weekly Top 10 Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror titles for the fall! Whether weaving family life and history into dark fiction or writing speculative Afrofuturism, American Book Award winner and Essence bestselling author Tananarive Due's work is both riveting and enlightening. In her debut collection of short fiction, Due takes us to Gracetown, a small Florida town that has both literal and figurative ghost; into future scenarios that seem all too real; and provides empathetic portraits of those whose lives are touched by Otherness. Featuring an award-winning novella and fifteen stories-one of which has never been published before-Ghost Summer: Stories, is sure to both haunt and delight. The title novella, Ghost Summer, won a Kindred Award from the Carl Brandon Society (originally published in The Ancestors). This collection includes “Patient Zero,” “The Lake,” “The Knowing,” “Herd Immunity,” and many other stories. With an Introduction by Nalo Hopkinson and an Afterword by Steven Barnes.
Wake: A Novel
The first book of an exciting new paranormal series from two
award-winning authors about what happens when an alien race
brings Earth to the brink of the Apocalypse.
Tananarive Due Web Site
Horror Net Book Reviews
Miami Herald Article Written by Ms. Due
All Things Considered Interview
Tananarive is the cousin of author Loren C. Due, Ph.D.