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Author, Teacher, Screenwriter

Thursday, July 05, 2007

Tananarive's note

T doesn't really keep that much of a blog, but does send out messages to her readers. This was a good one, in terms of everything going on right now...

The Tananarive Due Files

Hello, readers---
I hope everyone had a restful 4th of July! My husband, son and I stayed close to home and had great fun.
There has been so much to talk about, but I don't want to inundate you with email. I'll try to send updates no more than once a week. This summer, there will be a lot of news.
Where to begin?

**There is MOVIE NEWS involving THE GOOD HOUSE. I can't divulge the details yet, but it will be a very exciting announcement. (And I hope it will have a ripple effect on the delayed film version of MY SOUL TO KEEP, which is still in development after several years...Keep your fingers crossed!)

**I couldn't be more excited about the positive feedback on CASANEGRA, the new novel I co-authored with my husband, Steven Barnes, and actor Blair Underwood. If you have read CASANEGRA and enjoyed it, please don't keep it a secret: Please tell your friends, and post reviews on and/or Those reviews make a big difference to potential readers.

**CASANEGRA has been getting amazing attention. In addition to July's ESSENCE BOOK CLUB, you may have seen the story with Blair's photo leading the Life section of USA TODAY last Thursday, 6/28. (If you missed it, here's the URL:

**Monday, Blair Steve and I were interviewed on NPR's "News & Notes," with host Farai Chideya. In case you missed it, you can listen to the interview here:
There is also a nice photo of the three of us at the radio station, as well as a book excerpt.

**Now, the television blitz begins.
This is where Blair's celebrity is so important, since it is very difficult for novelists to get television interviews. Blair can bring readers to CASANEGRA that Steve and I could not on our own; and in return, we have created a character tailor-made for Blair---because Blair helped give birth to Tennyson Hardwick.

**Sunday, July 15, Blair will appear on the Weekend TODAY show on NBC.
**Monday, July 16, Blair will appear on REGIS & KELLY on NBC.

**LIVE APPEARANCES: For those of you in NEW ORLEANS, Blair will also appear at the ESSENCE MUSIC FESTIVAL, which runs today through this weekend. (He's working double-duty for Atria Books and HBO, where he is co-starring in a new series called "In Treatment," with Gabriel Byrne.)

**Also, Blair is appearing solo at Hue-Man Books in NEW YORK (Harlem), Monday, July 16. If you live nearby, please contact the store for details.

**All three of us will be doing at least one appearance in LOS ANGELES this summer, but the date has not been set. I will update you when I have more information, since joint appearances are rare.

**I will be making a solo appearance in DALLAS in late August, and Steve and I will make a joint appearance in OAKLAND on Sunday, October 28th. I will post more details about those appearances soon.

Thanks so much for your support!
Steve here.
Oh, and one last thing: we can't say exactly why, but readers of this blog will find either EXTRA or ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT especially interesting tonight!


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