Author Archives: James R. Tuck

About James R. Tuck

I write stuff. Scary stuff and hard stuff and stuff that makes you think something or someone just might be out to get you. The DEACON CHALK series from Kensington is available everywhere fine books (and ebooks) are sold. I'm also a professional tattoo artist and own Family Tradition Tattoo in Marietta, Ga.

HELLO LIL’ DEACON (and some pretty vague news)


Okay, so it’s exciting times here. Yesterday I got a royalty check from Kensington. Whoo HOO! It was a nicely sum, not life-changing by any means, but good. Steak dinner, new laptop, new camera, new violin for the Missus, and … Continue reading

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TA HELL WITH A MASS MARKET (my opinion as a reader on why I love Trade Paperbacks)


I have a ton of books. I don’t know how much they actually weigh, but me and the Missus have a book buying problem. Actually, the phraseology on that is wrong. We have NO problem buying books. Ignore the fact … Continue reading

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I DON’T KNOW IF I MISSPOKE OR WAS MISHEARD (I have an opinion on which it were of course)


Sorry, I started editing an anthology that became two anthologies and I looked up and a month was gone. I’m also about to remodel the tattoo shop I own (Family Tradition Tattoo) in Marietta, Ga so lots and lots has … Continue reading

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HOW FAR CAN I CARRY YOU? (or self-reliance)


There is a thing in this world that we are falling short of. It’s something that is vital to our health as a nation and as individuals. It’s called SELF-RELIANCE. The simple truth of life is that in this life … Continue reading

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WHERE YOU AT, TUCK WHERE YOU AT? (or a general update)


So, it’s been a minute since I’ve blogged. Sorry about that. Here’s the happy haps so you can keep up. First of all: BLOOD AND MAGICK drops like a lead elephant NEXT TUESDAY! (March 4th) so go buy it, review … Continue reading

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YO, HO, HO AND A BOTTLE OF TORRENT (or my contribution to International Please Don’t Pirate My Book DaY)


The other day, hell yesterday, the abominable snowman that is Chuck Wendig did a kick ass post on internet piracy. He ask for authors to join in the discussion and post up a blog with their thoughts. Here’s mine: Okay … Continue reading

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REBLOG: 25 Thoughts On Book Piracy « terribleminds: chuck wendig


25 Thoughts On Book Piracy « terribleminds: chuck wendig. Go read it. I’ll be here tomorrow with my thoughts on the whole gig.

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I’M OVER AT MAGICAL WORDS TALKING ABOUT WRITING


http://www.magicalwords.net/really-i-mean-it/the-twist-new-spins-on-old-stories/ It’s a great writing blog with a TON of awesome articles by working authors. Go comment and book mark it. I’ll be there once a month.

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ARMAND ROSAMILIA MEET THE LOYALS AND TRUE BELIEVERS: LOYALS AND TRUE BELIEVERS MEET ARMAND ROSAMILIA


Y’all know I like to bring new folks to your attention. Here’s a fella that is hella nice and writes some truly kick ass zombie fiction. I mean Armand is truly out on the edge. He’s got a new one … Continue reading

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SCREW YOU TOLKIEN, ALL MY ELVES ARE POISON (or remembering Drew Hayes)


I’m feelin’ a bit under the weather today so this post may ramble a bit. Forgive me like I’m Jean Valjean and I just stole your silverware. (I saw Les Miserables’. I cried two tears. Deal with it.) Two things … Continue reading

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