Hi there! So, you’ve wandered off and found yourself on my “About” page. Truth be told, I don’t find myself incredibly exciting, but since you’re here I’ll indulge you.
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 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.