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Tananarive Due

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Tananarive Due is a novelist and a creative writing teacher who has worked as a journalist. She won the American Book Award in 2002 for her novel The Living Blood.

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Jayne Hi Tananarive, I see we've become friends! Thank you :) Jayne


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