Tucker Axum III is an international investigator who, like Socrates, believes that the unexamined life is not worth living, and embraces the equally important axiom of carpe diem!
Tucker is passionate about reading & writing, and enrolled in James Patterson's MasterClass to further his writing endeavors. Tucker competed against thousands to become the winner of the 2017 James Patterson MasterClass coauthor competition. Tucker is excited to partner with James Patterson on this international thriller that will take the reader on an exciting journey throughout the world.
St. Augustine said, "The world is a book and those who do not travel read only a page." Tucker has taken that declaration to heart, and has seen more than 65 countries on 5 continents. South America and Antarctica have eluded him thus far, but still remain in his crosshairs.
Having grown up in the heart of Cajun country, it was only natural for him to become one of the Ragin' Cajuns and graduate from the University of Louisiana. After earning degrees in criminal justice and foreign language, he traded the bayous for the urban jungle of Los Angeles, where the Terminator was his "Governator."
In 2009, Tucker moved to Italy, where he put up a good fight, but succumbed to local cultural norms and thus became a habitual espresso drinker and wearer of the murse, which he defends as a satchel. If it was good enough for Indiana Jones... When taking breaks from indulging himself on copious amounts of red wine and fresh pasta, or interrogating dangerous pirates off the coast of Kenya, Tucker completed his graduate studies in Organizational Leadership and gave the commencement speech in Heidelberg, Germany. He encouraged improving the world through leadership and education.
Tucker began writing his first novel, The Reawakening of Mage Axum, after a trip to France. He became inspired to tell Mage's story after walking the hallowed grounds of Normandy American Cemetery and investigating the mysterious disappearance of his great-granduncle who was MIA/KIA in Germany during World War II.
Tucker enjoys practicing the martial arts, tearing up the asphalt on his Harley Davidson, and being a Glock firearms advanced armorer. His love of aviation and service motivated him to volunteer as a rescue pilot for Pilots N Paws, a non-profit organization engaged in the valuable services of rescuing, sheltering, transporting, and adopting animals in need.
Tucker lives in Southern California with his family.