Who am I?

It’s 2020 so I thought it was time to update my “About” page. I figured I’d update the blog feed with the same post, only better. How can it be better? GIFS!!!!!!!!

Anyways, this is who I am. If you already know me, King of Nice is available for preorder right now πŸ™‚

I was born in the pacific northwest, but call the Southern California desert my home. I grew on a steady diet of Nintendo, Thundercats, and Transformers. When I was little I wanted to be a cartoonist, and though that never happened, I’ve always considered myself a storyteller.

 

I love to create worlds and characters. Sometimes my mind is overflowing with different ideas that I don’t know if I’ll ever get around to telling.

By this point in time, I guess I should tell you, I’m a guy. RH are my initials. Since I write YA romance, many people assume RH Tucker is female, but nope! I’m a dude πŸ˜›

 

Which makes it awkward at times in this western society. Men are not generally thought of as romantic or in touch with their softer side.

 

Maybe it was my upbringing. I’m half Mexican and have one brother, but we were raised by a single mother. Who herself was raised by a single mother. And I have five aunts and two uncles from that grandmother. Let me tell you, those aunts were around constantly. Not only did they help my mom raise me and my brother, I probably have more than enough ideas from listening and watching them for future stories LOL!

 

Whatever the reason, I’ve loved the romance side of a story just as much as any action part of the story. Watching and reading about Spider-Man, I wanted to know will he or won’t he end up with Mary Jane. Superman is amazing, but being Clark Kent and that push-and-pull he had with Lois Lane was great. I love the romantic sides of stories.

 

So it’s no surprise that I loved the teen romcoms growing up. She’s All That is my personal fave, but other sare just as great. Pretty in Pink, Can’t Hardly Wait, 10 Things I Hate About You, Clueless, the list can go on and on.

I love the young adult category and writing YA romance. I used to say, “I write books that could be on the CW. Or a Freddie Prinze Jr. movie”. And while I still think that’s true, a reviewer once described one of my books as “cute and edgy” and I think that describes my works best.

 

I don’t write outlandish scenes, but I keep it real. My characters aren’t super clean, who suddenly stop themselves from uttering a four-letter-word, but my pages aren’t curse word after curse word, just because. It’s real. It’s what I remember about high school, and it’s what I loved about those teen movies. If one of my books was turned into a film it’d be rated PG-13.

 

Anyway, that’s what I write. Who I am? I’m just a guy who likes a good story and probably drinks too much caffeine. Some people might say I eat too much pizza, but that’s nonsense. You can never eat too much pizza. And I will go to my grave debating anyone who thinks Rocky Road isn’t the best flavor of ice cream. Because it is.

MAY i see you in June…

Haha! Get it? Because it’s the end of May. And next month is June. So hopefully *ahem* May I see you in June? No?

I’ll see myself out.

 

Just posting a little update on the website. If you scroll down to my last post from the beginning of the month, you’ll see I still have my FREE short story available. This will not be available on retail sites, only to newsletter subscribers. So feel free to join. In the newsletter I’ll just post periodic updates about upcoming books, excerpts and any future short stories I might have coming up *cough*I’ll be releasing one soon and newsletter subscribers get first dibs and first looks at the covers*cough*.

So anyways, yeah. I’m just over here, trying to write my little fingers off. Actually, I don’t know if my fingers are little. Average size maybe? Above average, yeah, I’ll go with that. No. I guess average…

 

 

So, anyways, yeah, lots of stuff going down in June. I’ll be sure to share more when it happens. Plus, still writing book 4, which I’m 99% sure of the title, but still holding off. When I know for sure, I’ll let everyone know, newsletter subscribers first.

 

Okay, that’s all for now.

It’s gif-ebruary

I figured I’d start off the month with the obvious. It’s the second month of the year and that means Valentine’s Day is right around the corner.

 

 

 

Yeah, I know. It sucks when you’re single. But never give up.

 

 

All it takes is one chance encounter. One wrong turn, down the right street. One little meet-cute when you bump in to someone at the gym, or supermarket, or coffee shop and they’re all…

or

or maybe even

 

 

But really, this blog post isn’t about Valentine’s Day

 

 

Okay, no seriously. It isn’t. It’s just an update that I’m still shooting to release the first three Rumor Has It books by the end of the month. I say “shooting for” because I’m not sure if Book 3 will be edited in time. If not, early March will have to do. But they are coming. For sure!

In a couple weeks, I’ll be revealing the covers. I love them. So… much…

 

 

Okay, that’s it for now. I didn’t mean to bash Valentine’s day to hard, so to make up for it, here are a few “thoughtful” ones I like.

 

 

 

 

And of course, my favorite.