Epiphany at the Book Fair

Just back from the book fair, where we were promoting THE KEEPER (Washington Post “Top Ten of 2022” list!). When in Miami I put my ego aside: this is Tananarive’s territory, and I knew I’d be “Mr. Due.” It’s all good. Got that when someone recognized me at the hotel: “Are you Tananarive Due’s husband?” She recognized me from an Instagram video or a Tweet.

But prepared for her to be praised and me mildly appreciated, (yes, she had the long autograph line) something else happened. Three different people came forward and said I’d changed their lives. One because of my writing (there are…

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Steven Barnes is a NY Times bestselling author, ecstatic husband and father, and holder of black belts in three martial arts. www.lifewritingpodcast.com.

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Steven Barnes

Steven Barnes is a NY Times bestselling author, ecstatic husband and father, and holder of black belts in three martial arts. www.lifewritingpodcast.com.