Our final chat of the year was with Tananarive Due, prolific author of science fiction, horror, thrillers and, in 2012, a zombie novel.

We talked about the latest installment in her African immortals series, My Soul to Take. And @DrGoddess, a friend of the chat, created this transcript in Chirpstory.

 

 

drgoddess Ask her: @TananariveDue #blacklitchat RT @Nukeystik: I LOVE Tananarive Due!!! how come the movie never happened? -10:49 AM Dec 19th, 2011

 

deegospel @tananarivedue Can you answer 1 more #blacklitchat ? Via @wordslover Did your journalism background make the novel writing process easier? -9:56 AM Dec 19th, 2011

 

deegospel @wordslover DeJuan, I’m sorry. I missed your questions. #blacklitchat -9:54 AM Dec 19th, 2011

 

belleworks RT @BernadetteDavis: Please post your favorite 1 – 2 books by a black author from 2011 – it might be someone’s holiday gift! #blacklitchat -11:29 PM Dec 18th, 2011

 

drgoddess @HauteMuslim You are so welcome! I was callously thrown in Twitter Prison at the end of the chat but yeah… @BernadetteDavis #blacklitchat -10:53 PM Dec 18th, 2011

 

toniajr @TananariveDue #blacklitchat I love Octavia Butler’s way of tweaking one element and taking it from there (Parable of the Sower – no water). -10:26 PM Dec 18th, 2011

 

 

AWilsonNews Good night ad thanks, @deegospel. #blacklitchat -10:18 PM Dec 18th, 2011

 

 

deegospel goodnight. i have to get back to editing my next novel. happy reading. #blacklitchat -10:15 PM Dec 18th, 2011

 

 

deegospel @AlysseStewart she is a wonderful writer. agreed. #blacklitchat -10:15 PM Dec 18th, 2011

 

 

deegospel thanks all for joining us tonight. keep the best books recommendations coming. will list them on blog this week. #blacklitchat -10:14 PM Dec 18th, 2011

 

 

BernadetteDavis #blacklitchat MT @DrLarryDavis: My fave bk by a Black author (2011) was When the Thrill is Gone by W Mosley. Also Silver Sparrow by @Tayari -10:10 PM Dec 18th, 2011

 

 

deegospel @DrLarryDavis thanks for joining us, Dr. Davis. ๐Ÿ™‚ #blacklitchat -10:10 PM Dec 18th, 2011

 

 

deegospel @AWilsonNews thanks for joining us tonight. ๐Ÿ™‚ #blacklitchat -10:09 PM Dec 18th, 2011

 

 

AWilsonNews Thanks for the informative chat, @TananariveDue. #blacklitchat -10:08 PM Dec 18th, 2011

 

 

BernadetteDavis #blacklitchat MT @TananariveDue: Thanks so much for your kind words, & for sharing my worlds w/me. Writing is a true blessing b/c of readers -10:08 PM Dec 18th, 2011

 

 

DrLarryDavis Thanks @tananarivedue for hosting! Looking forward to film adaptations ๐Ÿ™‚ #blacklitchat -10:07 PM Dec 18th, 2011

 

 

TananariveDue In 2012, two collabs with @StevenBarnes1: The next Tennyson novel, SOUTH BY SOUTHEAST, and our zombie novel, DEVIL’S WAKE. #blacklitchat -10:07 PM Dec 18th, 2011

 

 

deegospel @TananariveDue thank you so much for being our special host tonight. #Blacklitchat -10:07 PM Dec 18th, 2011

 

 

TananariveDue Thanks so much for your kind words, and for sharing my worlds with me. Writing is a true blessing because of readers. #blacklitchat -10:06 PM Dec 18th, 2011

 

 

AWilsonNews Looking forward to film of My Soul To Keep! #blacklitchat -10:06 PM Dec 18th, 2011

 

 

DrLarryDavis My fave book by a Black author in 2011 was When the Thrill is Gone by Walter Mosley. Also Silver Sparrow by @Tayari #blacklitchat -10:06 PM Dec 18th, 2011

 

 

BernadetteDavis We so appreciate @TananariveDue being our guest author tonight. She has books coming out in 2012 as well. #blacklitchat -10:06 PM Dec 18th, 2011

 

 

BernadetteDavis thank you everyone for joining us tonight! Please continue to share your favorite books – and give books as gifts. #blacklitchat -10:05 PM Dec 18th, 2011

 

 

BernadetteDavis yes! RT @deegospel: Silver Sparrow, Wench… all the #blacklitchat books featured this year. ๐Ÿ˜‰ #blacklitchat -10:04 PM Dec 18th, 2011

 

 

drginjail I think I’m in Twitter jail now on my main account. I hope everyone will support the collection, Dark Matter, in honor of T.D. #blacklitchat -10:04 PM Dec 18th, 2011

 

 

TananariveDue I get asked about film version of MY SOUL TO KEEP. Nothing to report now, but hope 1 day soon. Was in dev at Fox Searchlight. #blacklitchat -10:04 PM Dec 18th, 2011

 

 

BernadetteDavis MT @TananariveDue: Rec. bks 2011: SILVER SPARROW, @Tayari Jones THE TASTE OF SALT, Martha Southgate ZONE ONE, @ColsonWhitehead #blacklitchat -10:04 PM Dec 18th, 2011

 

 

duskyliterati Act of grace by Karen Simpson #blacklitchat -10:03 PM Dec 18th, 2011

 

 

BernadetteDavis RT @AWilsonNews: Favorite 2011 book: The Warmth of Other Suns #blacklitchat -10:03 PM Dec 18th, 2011

 

 

wordslover @AWilsonNews Oh I want to read that – let me add that to the list #blacklitchat -10:03 PM Dec 18th, 2011

 

 

deegospel Silver Sparrow, Wench… all the #blacklitchat books featured this year. ๐Ÿ˜‰ -10:02 PM Dec 18th, 2011

 

 

TananariveDue Recommended books (2011): SILVER SPARROW by @Tayari Jones, THE TASTE OF SALT by Martha Southgate. ZONE ONE by @ColsonWhitehead #blacklitchat -10:02 PM Dec 18th, 2011

 

 

AWilsonNews Favorite 2011 book: The Warmth of Other Suns #blacklitchat -10:01 PM Dec 18th, 2011

 

 

deegospel RT @BernadetteDavis: Please post your favorite 1 – 2 books by a black author from 2011 – it might be someone’s holiday gift! #blacklitchat -10:01 PM Dec 18th, 2011

 

 

duskyliterati Thank you for ur entire body of work. Been a fan of u and ur husband for years. Looking forward to more great reads #blacklitchat -10:01 PM Dec 18th, 2011

 

 

BernadetteDavis @TananariveDue – if you have another minute or two, pls share some of the standout books you read this year. #blacklitchat -10:00 PM Dec 18th, 2011

 

 

BernadetteDavis @TananariveDue That was actually one of the questions we didn’t get to – adaptations of your work and any updates. #blacklitchat -10:00 PM Dec 18th, 2011

 

 

wordslover @BernadetteDavis The Girl Who Fell From the Sky – Heidi Durrow #blacklitchat -10:00 PM Dec 18th, 2011

 

 

niki36000 Thank you. @TananariveDue. Will Living Blooc be available on Kindle soon? #blacklitchat -10:00 PM Dec 18th, 2011

 

 

BShariseMoore RT @drgoddess: *cries* RT @TananariveDue: Q5 Octavia Butler was an inspiration both as a writer and a wonderful person. … #blacklitchat -9:59 PM Dec 18th, 2011

 

 

BernadetteDavis Please post your favorite 1 – 2 books by a black author from 2011 – it might be someone’s holiday gift! #blacklitchat -9:59 PM Dec 18th, 2011

 

 

TananariveDue A7 Once @StevenBarnes1 and I pitched a film version of PATTERNMASTER to Andre Benjamin and producer of SHREK. At MTV Films. ๐Ÿ™‚ #blacklitchat -9:59 PM Dec 18th, 2011

 

 

BernadetteDavis I believe @TananariveDue is still on and will answer the last couple of questions. But before our readers leave + #blacklitchat -9:58 PM Dec 18th, 2011

 

 

theeBOSSsoprano RT @drgoddess: *cries* RT @TananariveDue: Q5 Octavia Butler was an inspiration both as a writer and a wonderful person. … #blacklitchat -9:58 PM Dec 18th, 2011

 

 

TananariveDue A7 Butler’s work really stands on its own. I’ve never approached her estate to inquire about blending characters, etc. #blacklitchat -9:58 PM Dec 18th, 2011

 

 

thisaintjason RT @drgoddess: *cries* RT @TananariveDue: Q5 Octavia Butler was an inspiration both as a writer and a wonderful person. … #blacklitchat -9:57 PM Dec 18th, 2011

 

 

HauteMuslim @drgoddess @@HauteMuslim @@BernadetteDavis Priceless! Thanks drgoddess….saw it in your timeline! Muah! #blacklitchat -9:57 PM Dec 18th, 2011

 

 

TheCosby RT @drgoddess: *cries* RT @TananariveDue: Q5 Octavia Butler was an inspiration both as a writer and a wonderful person. … #blacklitchat -9:56 PM Dec 18th, 2011

 

 

drgoddess I did not know that. I feel 10 ft tall, hearing Tananarive Due say that. It’s great to see ppl who should be honored, being so #blacklitchat -9:55 PM Dec 18th, 2011

 

 

niki36000 RT @niki36000: When will Living Blood be available on Kindle? #blacklitchat -9:54 PM Dec 18th, 2011

 

 

deegospel RT @BernadetteDavis: One last question for Tananarive Due, then we’ll do best books to wrap up the chat … #blacklitchat -9:54 PM Dec 18th, 2011

 

 

BernadetteDavis Q7 for T. Due: Would you ever consider joining the African immortals with Butler’s Patternists? via @DrLarryDavis #blacklitchat -9:54 PM Dec 18th, 2011

 

 

BernadetteDavis One last question for Tananarive Due, then we’ll do best books to wrap up the chat … #blacklitchat -9:53 PM Dec 18th, 2011

 

 

Mondays_Baby Love that @TananariveDue and Butler broadened the speculative fiction/sci-fi genres and gave voice to BW characters within. #blacklitchat -9:52 PM Dec 18th, 2011

 

 

TananariveDue A8 I met Toni Morrison at Yari Yari Pemberi Conf for writers from African diaspora! Award was one of my life’s great honors. #blacklitchat -9:51 PM Dec 18th, 2011

 

 

drgoddess I remain eternally grateful for Yari Yari Pemberi, it was… a Movement. #blacklitchat -9:51 PM Dec 18th, 2011

 

 

drgoddess FYI, I finally met @TananariveDue at Yari Yari Pemberi at NYU and just learned 2 weeks ago that poet, Jayne Cortez created it. #blacklitchat -9:51 PM Dec 18th, 2011

 

 

niki36000 When will Living Blood be available on Kindle? #blacklitchat -9:51 PM Dec 18th, 2011

 

 

niki36000 Hi Ms. Due, I love the blood series. Have you considered Laurence Fishborne for a role? #blacklitchat -9:50 PM Dec 18th, 2011

 

 

BernadetteDavis BTW, I can count – that should have been Q6 or 7 not Q8. ๐Ÿ™‚ #blacklitchat -9:48 PM Dec 18th, 2011

 

 

tctornado #blacklitchat I will do that #wordslover #blacklitchat -9:48 PM Dec 18th, 2011

 

 

drgoddess Tananarive Due also said she was influenced by Stephen King and Toni Morrison… #blacklitchat -9:48 PM Dec 18th, 2011

 

 

BernadetteDavis I so love the Tennyson Hardwick novels. #blacklitchat -9:48 PM Dec 18th, 2011

 

 

drgoddess MT @TananariveDue: Q5 Gloria Naylor’s MAMA DAY was an inspiration. Zora’s TEWWG. Read @Tayari Jones, Bernice L. McFadden #blacklitchat -9:47 PM Dec 18th, 2011

 

 

BernadetteDavis Q8 for T. Due: What did the Yari Yari Pemberi conf. do for you w/ all those women writers fr. African Diasp? / via @drgoddess #blacklitchat -9:47 PM Dec 18th, 2011

 

 

iamtashamartin RT @TananariveDue: Q5 Gloria Naylors MAMA DAY was an inspiration. Zoras THEIR EYES WERE WATCHING GOD. #blacklitchat -9:47 PM Dec 18th, 2011

 

 

drgoddess *cries* RT @TananariveDue: Q5 Octavia Butler was an inspiration both as a writer and a wonderful person. … #blacklitchat -9:47 PM Dec 18th, 2011

 

 

TananariveDue Q5 On mystery front, love Walter Mosley and Michael Connelly while writing Tennyson novels w/@Blair Underwood & @StevenBarnes1 #blacklitchat -9:46 PM Dec 18th, 2011

 

 

drgoddess RT @AWilsonNews: Fans of speculative fiction: @TananariveDue is now taking questions live in #blacklitchat. Great conversation underway now. -9:46 PM Dec 18th, 2011

 

 

wordslover @tctornado you MUST read at least ONE book by Octavia Butler. She was an awesome talent. #blacklitchat -9:46 PM Dec 18th, 2011

 

 

TananariveDue Q5 Gloria Naylor’s MAMA DAY was an inspiration. Zora’s THEIR EYES WERE WATCHING GOD. Read @Tayari Jones, Bernice L. McFadden #blacklitchat -9:45 PM Dec 18th, 2011

 

 

drgoddess Okay, yes! RT @kristenmchugh22: short film as a pitch, probably. A lot of indies do it. #blacklitchat -9:45 PM Dec 18th, 2011

 

 

tctornado #blacklitchat…never read Octavia Butler? #blacklitchat -9:45 PM Dec 18th, 2011

 

 

deegospel RT @BernadetteDavis: Q5 for T. Due – What authors inspire you? via @deegospel #blacklitchat -9:44 PM Dec 18th, 2011

 

 

TananariveDue Q5 Octavia Butler was an inspiration both as a writer and a wonderful person. Influenced by Stephen King, Toni Morrison… #blacklitchat -9:43 PM Dec 18th, 2011

 

 

drgoddess RT @deltalady: this @TananariveDue chat is awesome!! #blacklitchat -9:43 PM Dec 18th, 2011

 

 

drgoddess Girl!!! And @BernadetteDavis is my FRIEND! LMAO!!!!!!!! RT @HauteMuslim: lol @ drgoddess getting in trouble on #blacklitchat (-: -9:43 PM Dec 18th, 2011

 

 

drgoddess I’m loving Tananarive Due’s answers to her questions about her books and her life. Do yourself a favor and check them out at #blacklitchat -9:42 PM Dec 18th, 2011

 

 

AWilsonNews Fans of speculative fiction: @TananariveDue is now taking questions live in #blacklitchat. Great conversation underway now. Join us! -9:42 PM Dec 18th, 2011

 

 

HauteMuslim @drgoddess lol @ drgoddess getting in trouble on #blacklitchat (-: -9:42 PM Dec 18th, 2011

 

 

drgoddess @deegospel I did! I did! I’m back on track! Sorry! #blacklitchat -9:41 PM Dec 18th, 2011

 

 

BernadetteDavis Q5 for T. Due – What authors inspire you? via @deegospel #blacklitchat -9:41 PM Dec 18th, 2011

 

 

drgoddess I doubt it’s properly called a “trailer” in Hollywood film terms, perhaps a “treatment?” Not sure. #blacklitchat -9:40 PM Dec 18th, 2011

 

 

drgoddess Via a set of serendipitous circumstances, Blair Underwood showed me the “My Soul to Keep Trailer” YEARS ago. It was FAB! #blacklitchat -9:40 PM Dec 18th, 2011

 

 

BernadetteDavis RT @TananariveDue: A3 My mother is v. ill rt now, so I address diff. issues of motherhd in MY SOUL TO TAKE. Losses,challenges #blacklitchat -9:40 PM Dec 18th, 2011

 

 

TananariveDue A4 On deadline, of course, I find my writing time invading my son’s time. It’s especially challenging now that I’m teaching. #blacklitchat -9:39 PM Dec 18th, 2011

 

 

drgoddess I’ll share this story, for this context only right now, but only because Tananarive Due is the guest for #blacklitchat -9:39 PM Dec 18th, 2011

 

 

TananariveDue A4 Family is a juggling act. You can’t stare into space & raise a child. I try to stay focused on my 7-yr-old when I’m w/him. #blacklitchat -9:38 PM Dec 18th, 2011

 

 

DrLarryDavis rofl RT @drgoddess: @TananariveDue How does it feel 2 constantly scare the living daylights out of people & still be profound? #blacklitchat -9:38 PM Dec 18th, 2011

 

 

deegospel @drgoddess it’s okay. we posted housekeeping rules earlier for the chat. you may have missed them. #blacklitchat -9:38 PM Dec 18th, 2011

 

 

TananariveDue A3 My mother is very ill right now, so I address different issues of motherhood in MY SOUL TO TAKE. Losses & challenges. #blacklitchat -9:37 PM Dec 18th, 2011

 

 

deegospel @TananariveDue you’re fine. #blacklitchat -9:37 PM Dec 18th, 2011

 

 

deegospel RT @TananariveDue: Please forgive my slow Internet connection! #blacklitchat -9:37 PM Dec 18th, 2011

 

 

BernadetteDavis @TananariveDue It’s all good. #blacklitchat -9:36 PM Dec 18th, 2011

 

 

deegospel q4: @tananarivedue How do you find time to write with a family? What does she consider a support system? via @HauteMuslim #blacklitchat -9:35 PM Dec 18th, 2011

 

 

TananariveDue Please forgive my slow Internet connection! #blacklitchat -9:35 PM Dec 18th, 2011

 

 

HauteMuslim RT @mssdarling: โ€œ@thepbg @tananarivedue yes most of the stuff that happened was his fault, but you just gotta Love him!โ€ #blacklitchat -9:34 PM Dec 18th, 2011

 

 

tctornado #blacklitchat great film potential too. #blacklitchat -9:33 PM Dec 18th, 2011

 

 

mssdarling โ€œ@thepbg @tananarivedue yes most of the stuff that happened was his fault, but you just gotta Love him!โ€ #BlackLitChat -9:32 PM Dec 18th, 2011

 

 

HauteMuslim RT @deegospel: I enjoy the myth-making. @tananarivedue imagination is so vivid, she creates these worlds i believe in #blacklitchat -9:32 PM Dec 18th, 2011

 

 

BernadetteDavis MT @TananariveDue: A3 I try to use the fantastic world of Dawit, Fana & Jessica to address real-life horrors that scare me … #blacklitchat -9:31 PM Dec 18th, 2011

 

 

paradiselarue RT @drgoddess: Folks, use and search the hashtag #blacklitchat to join in on the discussion with the GREAT Sci-Fi author & screenwriter, @TananariveDue !! -9:30 PM Dec 18th, 2011

 

 

drgoddess !! RT @deegospel: I enjoy the myth-making. @tananarivedue imagination is so vivid, she creates these worlds i believe in #blacklitchat -9:29 PM Dec 18th, 2011

 

 

TananariveDue A3 I try to use the fantastic world of Dawit, Fana & Jessica to address the real-life horrors that scare me, from a distance. #blacklitchat -9:29 PM Dec 18th, 2011

 

 

drgoddess RT @BernadetteDavis: Q3 for TD – What do your readers say about why Fana and her family’s quest(s) keep them turning the page? #blacklitchat -9:29 PM Dec 18th, 2011

 

 

deegospel If you have questions for @TananariveDue and you want them included in #blacklitchat tonight? Message @BernadetteDavis or @deegospel -9:28 PM Dec 18th, 2011

 

 

drgoddess MT @BernadetteDavis: Q3 for readers: What keeps you turning pages in T. Due’s novels – suspense? myth-making? specific chars? #blacklitchat -9:28 PM Dec 18th, 2011

 

 

deegospel Rule #1b. To be placed in queue, submit your question either without the #blacklitchat hashtag or DM @BernadetteDavis or @deegospel -9:28 PM Dec 18th, 2011

 

 

BernadetteDavis Q4 for T. Due How does Ms. Due find time to write with a family? What does she consider a support system? via @HauteMuslim #blacklitchat -9:28 PM Dec 18th, 2011

 

 

blacklitchat Rule #1b. To be placed in queue, submit your question either without the #blacklitchat hashtag or DM @BernadetteDavis or @deegospel -9:28 PM Dec 18th, 2011

 

Banders319 The African connection is what pulled me in. #Blacklitchat. -9:27 PM Dec 18th, 2011

 

 

AWilsonNews That’s a great question, @drgoddess! #blacklitchat -9:27 PM Dec 18th, 2011

 

 

BernadetteDavis Interesting that we’re willing to forgive Dawit (David) again and again. Maybe it’s the Dreamsticks … #blacklitchat -9:26 PM Dec 18th, 2011

 

 

drgoddess My Soul to Keep. RT @CocoaPopps: I do have one of @TananariveDue ‘s books w/ her husband & Blair Underwood by my bed… #blacklitchat -9:26 PM Dec 18th, 2011

 

 

BernadetteDavis RT @tctornado: The cultural spin on her work..An Africa connection. #blacklitchat -9:25 PM Dec 18th, 2011

 

 

TananariveDue A3 Readers have been supportive of Fana & the series, but Dawit is the true love. I was surprised at how much is forgiven. #blacklitchat -9:25 PM Dec 18th, 2011

 

DrLarryDavis characters and myth-making are key to @tananarivedue novels #blacklitchat -9:25 PM Dec 18th, 2011

 

drgoddess @TananariveDue How does it feel to constantly scare the living daylights out of people & still be so profound? lol #blacklitchat -9:25 PM Dec 18th, 2011

 

iamtashamartin RT @deegospel: I enjoy the myth-making. @tananarivedue imagination is so vivid, she creates these worlds i believe in #blacklitchat -9:24 PM Dec 18th, 2011

 

 

AWilsonNews Myth-making is a powerful motivator for page turning in @tanarivedue novels. She is the gatekeeper for spec fiction for many #blacklitchat -9:24 PM Dec 18th, 2011

 

 

iamtashamartin @deegospel Yes! #blacklitchat -9:24 PM Dec 18th, 2011

 

 

HauteMuslim RT @drgoddess: Folks, use and search the hashtag #blacklitchat to join in on the discussion with the GREAT Sci-Fi author & screenwriter, @TananariveDue !! -9:23 PM Dec 18th, 2011

 

deegospel I enjoy the myth-making. @tananarivedue imagination is so vivid, she creates these worlds i believe in #blacklitchat -9:23 PM Dec 18th, 2011

 

BernadetteDavis Q3 for TD – What do your readers say about why Fana and her family’s quest(s) keep them turning the page? #blacklitchat -9:23 PM Dec 18th, 2011

 

tctornado The cultural spin on her work..An Africa connection. #blacklitchat -9:23 PM Dec 18th, 2011

 

140SocialWomen RT @drgoddess: Folks, use and search the hashtag #blacklitchat to join in on the discussion with the GREAT Sci-Fi author & screenwriter, @TananariveDue !! -9:23 PM Dec 18th, 2011

 

drgoddess Folks, use and search the hashtag #blacklitchat to join in on the discussion with the GREAT Sci-Fi author & screenwriter, @TananariveDue !! -9:22 PM Dec 18th, 2011

 

drgoddess LOL!!! RT @sayitrahshay: @tananarivedue The Between kept me up many a night. I get chills thinking about it! #blacklitchat -9:22 PM Dec 18th, 2011

 

BernadetteDavis @thepbg I think you’re right. I had almost forgotten that. All his journeys across time. #blacklitchat -9:22 PM Dec 18th, 2011

 

akaivyleaf well defined characters keeps me reading #blacklitchat -9:22 PM Dec 18th, 2011

 

wordslover suspense #blacklitchat -9:22 PM Dec 18th, 2011

 

 

drgoddess RT @Mondays_Baby: “The Good House” was a great story and terrifying. I slept with the lights on every night I was reading it. #blacklitchat -9:21 PM Dec 18th, 2011

 

BernadetteDavis Q3 for readers: What keeps you turning pages in T. Due’s novels – suspense? myth-making? specific characters? #blacklitchat -9:21 PM Dec 18th, 2011

 

Banders319 RT @wordslover: Reminder: #blacklitchat tonight. 9pm ET. Best of Books 2011. Host @TananariveDue (My Soul to Take) Please Retweet. #blacklitchat -9:20 PM Dec 18th, 2011

 

BernadetteDavis RT @TananariveDue: A2 Never realized I was writing a series when I wrote MY SOUL TO KEEP. W/each bk except BLOOD COLONY … #blacklitchat -9:19 PM Dec 18th, 2011

 

wordslover Reminder: #blacklitchat tonight. 9pm ET. Best of Books 2011. Host @TananariveDue (My Soul to Take) Please Retweet. #blacklitchat -9:19 PM Dec 18th, 2011

 

TananariveDue A2 I never realized I was writing a series when I wrote MY SOUL TO KEEP. W/each book except BLOOD COLONY, thought it was last. #blacklitchat -9:18 PM Dec 18th, 2011

 

 

AuthorofPatches RT @blacklitchat: Reminder: #blacklitchat tonight. 9pm ET. Best of Books 2011. Host @TananariveDue (My Soul to Take) Please Retweet. -9:18 PM Dec 18th, 2011

 

tctornado They are great stories to share T. Due #blacklitchat -9:18 PM Dec 18th, 2011

 

TananariveDue Thanks for all of the kind words! I’ve been so grateful to share my stories. #blacklitchat -9:17 PM Dec 18th, 2011

 

BernadetteDavis @wordslover Yes. Phoenix is in My Soul to Take. #blacklitchat -9:16 PM Dec 18th, 2011

 

BernadetteDavis @LD_Robwell You’re right – that’s 2 questions! ๐Ÿ™‚ #blacklitchat -9:16 PM Dec 18th, 2011

 

 

drgoddess My first @TananariveDue novel I was exposed to was “The Between,” by my BFF who LOVED Stephen King novels & loved shivering. #blacklitchat -9:15 PM Dec 18th, 2011

 

 

wordslover Through Phoenix? #blacklitchat -9:15 PM Dec 18th, 2011

 

 

HauteMuslim I read Blood Colony first(-: #blacklitchat -9:15 PM Dec 18th, 2011

 

 

AWilsonNews My Soul To Keep was the one for me, too! #blacklitchat -9:15 PM Dec 18th, 2011

 

 

LD_Robwell That is two questions #Blacklitchat -9:15 PM Dec 18th, 2011

 

 

drgoddess RT @BernadetteDavis: While T. Due answers Q1, readers tell us your favorite or even first Due novel that you’ve read. #blacklitchat -9:15 PM Dec 18th, 2011

 

 

BernadetteDavis A lot of Joplin’s Ghost fans – did you know there’s a connection with My Soul to Take? #blacklitchat -9:14 PM Dec 18th, 2011

 

 

drgoddess *\o/* !!! RT @TananariveDue: Thanks to everyone for your participation! This will be an adventure for me. #blacklitchat -9:14 PM Dec 18th, 2011

 

 

Banders319 This is my 1st time in #Blacklitchat. Loved “My Soul to Keep” and @TananariveDue -9:14 PM Dec 18th, 2011

 

 

BernadetteDavis Q2 for TD – My Soul to Take is 4th in this series; Did u envision this wld become a series? How have new stories come to u? #blacklitchat -9:14 PM Dec 18th, 2011

 

 

duskyliterati First novel was joplins ghost #blacklitchat -9:13 PM Dec 18th, 2011

 

 

drgoddess Q1 for @TananariveDue, Fana a “blood born” member of the immortals, is at ctr of My Soul to Take. What wld be her 6-word bio? #blacklitchat -9:13 PM Dec 18th, 2011

 

 

DrLarryDavis Hard to choose, but my fave @tananarivedue novel is Casanegra #blacklitchat -9:13 PM Dec 18th, 2011

 

 

wordslover Joplin’s Ghost was very intriguing. I would love to know the research that went into that. #blacklitchat -9:13 PM Dec 18th, 2011

 

 

drgoddess \o/ RT @BernadetteDavis: Thank you, everyone for joining! We’re so happy to have @tananarivedue as our guest author tonight. #blacklitchat -9:12 PM Dec 18th, 2011

 

 

wordslover the Between was my first. #blacklitchat -9:12 PM Dec 18th, 2011

 

 

BernadetteDavis Fana Wolde = RT @TananariveDue: A1 A bit complicated, but mostly good. //complicated, for real! #blacklitchat -9:12 PM Dec 18th, 2011

 

 

deegospel RT @TananariveDue: A1 A bit complicated, but mostly good. #blacklitchat -9:12 PM Dec 18th, 2011

 

 

LD_Robwell I read my soul to keep first. I think joplins ghost has been my fave, though. #Blacklitchat -9:12 PM Dec 18th, 2011

 

 

tctornado @BernadetteDavis My Soul to Keep #blacklitchat -9:11 PM Dec 18th, 2011

 

 

TananariveDue A1 A bit complicated, but mostly good. #blacklitchat -9:11 PM Dec 18th, 2011

 

 

iamtashamartin My Soul to Keep. One word: awesome. #blacklitchat -9:11 PM Dec 18th, 2011

 

 

BernadetteDavis I read The Between after hearing @tananarivedue speak at @NABJ in 1995. Philly, i think. #blacklitchat -9:11 PM Dec 18th, 2011

 

 

BernadetteDavis While T. Due answers Q1, readers tell us your favorite or even first Due novel that you’ve read. #blacklitchat -9:10 PM Dec 18th, 2011

 

 

deegospel @TashmirParks @iamtashamartin hey! #blacklitchat -9:10 PM Dec 18th, 2011

 

 

TLaTela RT @BernadetteDavis: Thank you, everyone for joining! We’re so happy to have @tananarivedue as our guest author tonight. #blacklitchat -9:10 PM Dec 18th, 2011

 

 

Akinfe lots of good creative energy here #Blacklitchat -9:09 PM Dec 18th, 2011

 

 

wordslover I’m here. So glad to meet Ms. Due! #blacklitchat -9:09 PM Dec 18th, 2011

 

 

Akinfe sending love from NYC http://t.co/LKmcrbsp โค #blacklitchat -9:07 PM Dec 18th, 2011

 

 

BernadetteDavis Q1 for @TananariveDue, Fana a “blood born” member of the immortals, is at ctr of My Soul to Take. What wld be her 6-word bio? #blacklitchat -9:06 PM Dec 18th, 2011

 

BernadetteDavis She also co-authors a series with Blair Underwood and Steven Barnes (her husband), featuring Tennyson Hardwick … #blacklitchat -9:05 PM Dec 18th, 2011

 

iamtashamartin Hi, everyone. #blacklitchat #blacklitchat -9:04 PM Dec 18th, 2011

 

BernadetteDavis the stories of African immortals that began w/ My Soul to Keep. My Soul to Take continues story of Dawit, Jessica, Fana #blacklitchat -9:04 PM Dec 18th, 2011

 

duskyliterati Present #blacklitchat -9:03 PM Dec 18th, 2011

 

 

tayari I’m here, but sadly on my cell. #blacklitchat -9:03 PM Dec 18th, 2011

 

 

tctornado Checking in from TX #blacklitchat -9:03 PM Dec 18th, 2011

 

 

BernadetteDavis A little background, then questions … Tananarive Due is a prolific author who had multiple series to her credit, inc. + #blacklitchat -9:03 PM Dec 18th, 2011

 

 

AWilsonNews Checking in from Durham…good evening! #blacklitchat -9:02 PM Dec 18th, 2011

 

 

jujoffer RT @BernadetteDavis: Thank you, everyone for joining! We’re so happy to have @tananarivedue as our guest author tonight. #blacklitchat -9:02 PM Dec 18th, 2011

 

 

BernadetteDavis Thank you, everyone for joining! We’re so happy to have @tananarivedue as our guest author tonight. #blacklitchat -9:01 PM Dec 18th, 2011

 

 

TananariveDue Thanks to everyone for your participation! This will be an adventure for me. #blacklitchat -9:01 PM Dec 18th, 2011

 

 

DrLarryDavis I’m a fan of Dawit signed in for #blacklitchat #blacklitchat -9:00 PM Dec 18th, 2011

 

 

BernadetteDavis #vona folks, we are talking with @TananariveDue on #blacklitchat from 9 – 10 p.m. Come on over (@fatblackdiva, @glendaliz) -9:00 PM Dec 18th, 2011

 

 

LD_Robwell I’m on my cell so I may leave early if it lags #Blacklitchat -9:00 PM Dec 18th, 2011

 

 

HauteMuslim Hi, checking in! #Blacklitchat #blacklitchat -9:00 PM Dec 18th, 2011

 

 

BernadetteDavis @veezworld Smart to have popcorn … I might have to pop some. #blacklitchat -8:59 PM Dec 18th, 2011

 

 

AngelMenchan Hi #blacklitchat -8:59 PM Dec 18th, 2011

 

 

LD_Robwell Present #Blacklitchat -8:59 PM Dec 18th, 2011

 

 

blacklitchat Join us for #Blacklitchat in our Tweetroom at http://t.co/k8eMfZ37 http://t.co/V3ANEUiC -8:58 PM Dec 18th, 2011

 

 

Thonnia Saying hello before things get rolling. #blacklitchat. -8:58 PM Dec 18th, 2011

 

 

TananariveDue Present! Hello, all. #blacklitchat -8:57 PM Dec 18th, 2011

 

 

deegospel Before we begin #blacklitchat let’s do a quick roll call. I’m Dee. I’m here. -8:56 PM Dec 18th, 2011

 

 

deegospel @iamtashamartin hi, Tasha! #blacklitchat -8:56 PM Dec 18th, 2011

 

 

veezworld Lurking quietly w/ popcorn. RT @mirandaparker2: Before we begin let’s do a quick roll call. #blacklitchat -8:56 PM Dec 18th, 2011

 

 

mirandaparker2 Before we begin let’s do a quick roll call. #blacklitchat -8:55 PM Dec 18th, 2011

 

 

blacklitchat Before we begin let’s do a quick roll call. #blacklitchat -8:55 PM Dec 18th, 2011

 

 

blacklitchat #Blacklitchat begins in six minutes. -8:54 PM Dec 18th, 2011

 

 

iamtashamartin Join us! Blacklitchat#: Tananarive Due hosts 2011 Best Books #Blacklitchathttp://t.co/T1kKKN6v -8:53 PM Dec 18th, 2011

 

 

deegospel Housekeeping rules are complete and noted in the Twitter Stream. Chat begins in 8 minutes. @blacklitchat #blacklitchat -8:53 PM Dec 18th, 2011

 

 

deegospel RT @blacklitchat: Rule #11: Please refer to these housekeeping rules when in doubt. Let’s have a great #blacklitchat -8:52 PM Dec 18th, 2011

 

 

deegospel RT @blacklitchat: Rule #10. Please agree disagree. #blacklitchat -8:52 PM Dec 18th, 2011

 

 

deegospel RT @blacklitchat: Rule 9. If you do not use the grid or twebevent, make sure you end your post with this hashtag #blacklitchat -8:52 PM Dec 18th, 2011

 

 

deegospel RT @blacklitchat: Rule #8. While #Blacklitchat is in Live Session, do not use this hashtag unless you are participating in this chat. -8:52 PM Dec 18th, 2011

 

 

TananariveDue RT @deegospel: RT @blacklitchat: Rule #3 You can follow the chat on http://t.co/mZsiYGAx to keep up #blacklitchat -8:52 PM Dec 18th, 2011

 

 

deegospel RT @blacklitchat: Rule #7: No shameless plugs. #blacklitchat -8:52 PM Dec 18th, 2011

 

 

deegospel Rule #6: Please be observant of the chat ? queue. Do not ask question to @tananarivedue during the chat. Observe Rule #1. #blacklitchat -8:52 PM Dec 18th, 2011

 

 

deegospel RT @blacklitchat: Rule #5 if you have a tech question, Dm me #blacklitchat -8:51 PM Dec 18th, 2011

 

 

deegospel RT @blacklitchat: Rule #5 please keep tweet convo focused on current q & a. there will be time after chat to digress #blacklitchat -8:51 PM Dec 18th, 2011

 

deegospel 3b We also have a customized Tweetgrid for this Twitter Chat at http://t.co/vtroNehw #blacklitchat -8:50 PM Dec 18th, 2011

 

 

deegospel RT @blacklitchat: Rule #3 You can follow the chat on http://t.co/9X0FTLyG to keep up #blacklitchat -8:49 PM Dec 18th, 2011

 

 

deegospel RT @blacklitchat: Rule #2: Please no shameless plugs. #blacklitchat -8:49 PM Dec 18th, 2011

 

 

deegospel RT @blacklitchat: Rule #1b. To be placed in queue, submit your question either without the #blacklitchat hashtag or DM @BernadetteDavis or @deegospel -8:49 PM Dec 18th, 2011

 

 

deegospel RT @blacklitchat: Rule #1 Please submit your questions to @deegospel or @bernadettedavis to be put in queue. #blacklitchat -8:49 PM Dec 18th, 2011

 

 

deegospel RT @blacklitchat: Welcome to #Blacklitchat. We will begin at 9pm EST. Before we begin here are our housekeeping rules. #blacklitchat -8:49 PM Dec 18th, 2011

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