African American writer of speculative fiction and horror stories best known for her bestselling novels: My Soul to Keep and The Between.

She is among the handful of published Black writers delving into diverse forms of fiction, from Samuel Delany andOctavia Butler's humanistic sci-fi to the vampiric fantasies of Jewell Gomez.

Due was educated at Northwestern University and theUniversity of Leeds. Her professional career began at the Miami Herald where a story she did on Hurricane Andrew and it's affect on children helped win the paper a Pulitzer Prize.

Due's most recent work, The Black Rose, a biography Madame C.J. Walker, was started originally Alex Haley. When he died, his estate gave his notes to Due to complete the book.

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