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The High Water trilogy is complete

Wow! It’s been a few years of putting this together, and now we’re complete. It feels good.

HIGH WATER, PART 3: HANG EM HIGH!

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This series started with an idea: what would a bunch of kung fu loving stoners do in a zombie apocalypse?

By the time I got to the third novel, there were Amish zealots, ancient conspiracies, villains becoming heroes, and heroes losing their innocence. Zombies became the most mundane part. The characters came to life in my mind. It became a story of friendship, love, and the mutual adoration of a substance that makes life a little better.

This was the series where I really found my writing chops. The people in the story went from one dimensional characters with funny one liners in High Water, to people struggling with real adversity in High Water: Low Point, to people struggling with the end of the world in Hang ‘Em High.

I’ve moved on to other book series at this point, but High Water will always be the story that launched my foray into literature. Zombie novels are a dime a dozen, but I think I made something special, and I’ll always be proud of it.

Thanks for your support, as always!

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[Announcement] High Water now in Paperback

Greetings readers!

I’ve been very busy writing instead of blogging, because if I have time for one, I will focus on the writing.

In my spare time, I’ve been finishing up the PAPERBACK VERSION of High Water.

http://www.amazon.com/High-Water-1-R-W-Tucker/dp/1502565927/

This is incredibly exciting. I’m selling it for about as cheap as I can possibly make it. Part 2, High Water: Low Point, will be available in paperback very soon as well.

At the same time, I’ve also finished a draft of Part 3, which should be available as an ebook and a paper copy by the end of the year.

Thanks for your support, and hope to see your (honest) review on Amazon soon.

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[Announcement] High Water Audiobook, narrated by Jeff Hays

You know, it’s always awesome to see someone truly committed to their work.

Jeff Hays has been extremely busy lately. I first heard him narrate Dead of Night, by MR Forbes, among other works, and I was blown away at the performance. He’s got this sarcastic lilt to his voice that lends an edge to the author’s portrayal of people and situations.

I’m happy to say that Jeff is going to narrate my kung fu/zombie/stoner book, and furthermore, turn it into a all out audio drama. Here’s a sample he produced for me just the other day:

How dope is that chapter? I’m pumped.

Please give it a listen and support him. If you’re into audiobooks at all, you’re going to see this guy going places. His portfolio exploded over the past year.

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Sample chapter from HIGH WATER

While I get started on reviewing some books, here’s a sample chapter from my own book. It introduces the main characters, and will give you the general tone. That is, before the action starts! If you like it, here’s the link. Please leave honest reviews if you do buy it!

LOADING THE ARK

The box truck moved slowly, back up alarm bleeping, trying to fit into the narrow driveway between two brick duplexes. At the end of the driveway, arms akimbo, Pete watched the truck that was to carry all his possessions make its way slowly down the driveway, back-up alarm now echoing between the buildings. The midday sun was warm and felt good on his skin, but Pete rubbed his beard in apprehension. It had been a long morning. His arms occasionally cramped from the intense workout at the studio, and the rental agency hadn’t been happy about Walter’s last minute arrangements and made Pete put a sizable deposit down.

More confident having made it between the houses, the driver started to accelerate.

“Hey, hey, slow down, man!” Pete yelled up at the truck.

The vehicle lurched to a sudden stop, turning off the grating sound of the back-up alarm. A long black face appeared from the window, clearly annoyed, glancing to the back of the truck. Walter exclaimed, with some frustration, “Dude, I said I got this!”

Continue reading

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My own book series

So time for a little bit of self promotion.

I’m the author of a book series called HIGH WATER.

It’s martial arts meets zombies meets kung fu, and Part 1, short and sweet, can be found here:

http://www.amazon.com/High-Water-R-W-Tucker-ebook/dp/B00O2AADMO

Here’s a review from a satisfied reader:

As I was reading through the third chapter of this short book, I was starting to get angry. It just kept reminding me that I’m completely out of weed, and had me desperately scorching the bottom of my caked bowl as I read on. I cannot imagine a more perfect book for a stoner to read, and not just because all the main characters are stoners. It’s also hilarious, full of ridiculously gorey, eye-popping Kung Fu action, a surprisingly believable premise, and characters I swear I know from real life. R. W. Tucker is a talented new writer, and he’s set up a fresh new zombie story that I can’t wait to keep reading.

Right now we’re two books into the series, and I’m working on book three at the moment. It’s a bear, but I’m looking forward to completing the story.

Hope to hear your thoughts on it soon!

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