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 🙂
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 😛
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.