Having grown up in South Louisiana, it was only natural for Tucker to become one of Lafayette's Ragin' Cajuns and graduate from the University of Louisiana. After earning degrees in criminal justice and foreign language, he traded the bayous for the far corners of the globe.
In 2008, Tucker accepted a position as a special agent for the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) and transferred from Los Angeles to Italy. He put up a good fight, but eventually succumbed to the local cultural norms and became a habitual espresso drinker and pizza connoisseur. When taking breaks from indulging himself on red wine and fresh pasta, or interrogating dangerous pirates off the coast of Kenya, Tucker completed his graduate studies in Organizational Leadership from the University of Oklahoma. He gave the commencement speech in Heidelberg, Germany, where he encouraged improving the world through education, leadership, and service to others.
After an expedition to the Normandy American Cemetery in France, Tucker became motivated to pen his first novel, The Reawakening of Mage Axum, which was prompted by his investigation into the mysterious disappearance of his uncle, an enlisted soldier in the US Army during World War II. Mage went missing-in-action (MIA) after a night operation in Germany. Influenced by true events, the novel explores second chances and how they can be bittersweet.
In 2015, Tucker accepted an assignment as the Personal Security Advisor to the US Navy's 7th Fleet Admiral. So, Tucker and his family packed up their belongings and moved to Japan, fulfilling his childhood dream of living in the Far East.
It was overseas, where Tucker learned about MasterClass, the online platform to study with the greats. He enrolled and competed against thousands to become the winner of the 2017 James Patterson coauthor competition. Tucker partnered with the New York Times best-selling author on Cajun Justice, an international thriller that will take you on an exciting journey. Look for it at bookstores in the summer of 2020.
Tucker enjoys the martial arts, cruising on his Harley Davidson, and striving to become a better person. Jesus taught "to whom much is given, much will be demanded." Tucker's love of aviation and commitment to service inspired him to volunteer as a rescue pilot for Pilots N Paws, a non-profit organization that flies animals in need. He and his wife also support:
- their local church
- St. Jude
- and other organizations adding value to our world
Tucker currently lives in Southern California with Heidi and their chocolate Labrador, but his go-bag is always packed for the next adventure.