G. Weldon Tucker
BSEE Undergrad, MS Psych
Three years Electrical Engineering, learning about technology and logic- and the future thinking of the pros. Logic applies to everything I write. I hate logic breaks, don’t you? As an extreme example, people sailing in a spaceship does not easily lend itself well to the next paragraph having them riding a camel. There must be a way to lead you to it. So, I got something out of engineering, even if my personality was alien to it.
I was eleven years a California Highway Patrol Officer, learning about cops and courtrooms, cars and car chases, how to shoot straight, and how to be a cop. And yes, work with many of the good and honest cops from detectives to leaders, traffic to crime scene investigators. That, too, could not hold my interest. Once mastered, it had no challenge. I was more interested in the human mind, how it worked, and how to help people understand one another.
During and after the pursuit of my masters in psychology, and, yes, a serious logic break from electrical engineering, I was three years a motivational speaker and seminar leader for Positive Living Seminars. This was Zig Ziglar and Norman Vincent Peale’s organization. There, I learned how people think, and how to help them think better of themselves. But that was still not the use I had in mind for the masters.
The next twenty five years I provided management consulting services focused in the testing, hiring, training and management of people to small and large sales oriented companies alike. I focused on training and development, company growth and interpersonal communications.
I’ve written nonfiction magazine articles for hiring and development since the 1980s. During all my consulting years and my seminar work, I have been called a Storyteller, and I began trying that out in the world of fiction in 1995. At the time, I was traveling eighty to ninety percent, alone in airports, airplanes, and hotels far too many hours. Lots of time to get in trouble… or to write. Luckily, I love to write. Now, semiretired, I live in the Tampa Bay area in west-central Florida. More time to follow my passion, writing fun, sometimes scary, but always entertaining novels.
Please, enjoy the books as they are intended, a storyteller’s attempt to give you, for a short while, an escape to another realm. Look for anthologies, they can save you money with sometimes a three book series in one…
Wolf's Nightmare - The Anthology
Native Americans hold a belief in shape-shifters, that ability to be an animal on call. Into this life comes a strong young woman, half Blackfoot, half white who is determined to protect her heritage, and the domain of the wolf in northern Montana. Smart, talented and unrelenting, Dusty works herself from jail duty to the responsible position of Resident Deputy Sheriff for Lincoln County, Montana, where men are men and women better be damned tough!
But she lives under two sets of law. Man's and the 'shifters. She cannot kill a human as wolf. She cannot shift before a human, and she cannot reveal her nature to a human. In this dangerous land and deadly struggle, she is stretching the lines as far as she dares.
With the repatriation project stalling, a rogue wolf killing hikers and campers and poachers stealing wolf pups, the Feds send in a special troubleshooter. He is a hunter of lawless 'shifters... and an FBI agent. This man, Crow, has his own secrets. He is drawn into the wolf repatriation project, the battle against those that would kill to stop it... or take advantage of it.
He is also drawn to the determined woman who is protecting this land and the wolves in every way she knows how. And the two discover yet another type of wolf, one uncontrollable by the simple wolves, the ‘shifters, or even the authorities. There’s danger at every turn. There are territorial animals on both sides of the pale, and the two have to walk the line between them using cunning, strength, and often, the ability to kill.
Can the two save their precious wolves, put down the ruthless killer, stop the poachers and keep each other to hand and heart? Maybe so.
But, once a proven commodity, they are in demand. Will it never end?
Meet the rookies. Bright, well educated, out to save the world, working for IGLOO. Idealistic, young Dr. Jo Kittredge and Dr. Jake Talony scan the satellite feeds determine the proper handling of the anomalies and send off teams to those things that must be investigated. But, when an anomaly may be dangerous, and on one else is available, who gets to make the run? The rookies!
Soon, our intrepid explorers are wiser, deadlier, and far more determined. At least they get rid of the government mantle. Too many traitors, leaks and people out to kill them. But now, running their own fantastic exploration and security company, they call the shots. And they still get themselves in over their head. Another fast paced, wild romp in the dangerous world by the Storyteller.
Alfuego: Nemesis I
The Alfuego is cast off from a Phyrric victory, lost in space for nearly three hundred years, stretching in light years to far beyond any part of space ever explored by man. Kept in sleep mode, they eventually are brought out to a solar system that shows promise. They have to settle somewhere, what else to do?
Encountering those that would befriend them, and those that would happily eat them, Captain Leala Corrinder must find a way to save what is left of her crew, make a home in a distant corner of the galaxy, and build a family. All typical desires, not so easily attained in this futuristic, difficult and violent world.
Hold on tight as she figures it out, highs and lows, headaches and heartaches, love, lust, violence and battles everywhere. But can she triumph in this dangerous place? Of course we expect it, but it is one hell of a wild ride on the Alfuego! Remember, in space, everything is so much bigger, so much colder, and so damned dangerous. 1 of 3 (Easy Reading Font. Available in large print.)
Angela's Torment I
Brilliant Angela Christian has her mind made up. She knows exactly what she wants, and is well on the way to procuring it. Her Master’s year at University, she is finally eligible for team field trips, digs, led by the dashing adventurer, Dr. Rex Haldemen. Too dashing. So... perfect. No time for men, for romance, she is a busy and determined woman. But, things don’t want to let her be.
Uncovering the find of a lifetime in Guatemala sets several wheels in motion, none of them good for her or Rex. Two separate groups of enemies are after them and their artifacts, or maybe something else. Despite his need, and hers, to be free spirits, they are drawn together, first by danger, second by love. Approaching Heaven’s door, they are on the run… in Hell. 1 of 3 (Easy Reading Font. Available in large print.)
High Country Terror- Chicago Fury
Another high energy, deadly tale with Marcia Frame, a tough, ex-Chicago Detective, a survivor now of the streets of Denver. Someone is killing the next generation of those cops involved in an arrest and failed conviction in Chicago. The event cost the perp his two children. An eye for an eye. It comes to light that Sam, her very best friend and partner, is one of those ‘children.’ The perp is coming for her, and is mentally imbalanced enough to wade through a thick protective belt of cops to get to her! An ex cop himself, he knows the tricks of the trade.
Marcy is a Detective Lieutenant, sworn to enforce the law. Secondly, a hunter, for like a bulldog, she will not give up until one of them is dead, herself or her prey, and third, she has found the man of her dreams. And all are in deadly danger. She is, too, a killer for that which needs killing. But she is not alone. A wall of blue stands beside her. It is a war. Warriors on both sides often lose. Another fun, sexy romp, love, lust, danger, death… how could life be any more exciting?
From #TheStoryteller (1995).
The Janitor I- Moth to a Flame
One man sets out to right the wrongs of the world, on a case by case basis. For several years, he is very successful, even profitable. There are hundreds of people who believe as he does, that true evil must be stopped, and they provide lateral support, sometimes direct action, as needed.
In the course of helping yet another client clean up the mess, he rescues a beautiful young woman from rape and certain death. She is the one woman who can end his career, jail him, or worse. An ADA for Los Angeles, not the enemy, but certainly an adversary. Yet, he finds her fascinating, and the two ride out a rollercoaster of ups and downs, some brought about by his career, some brought about by her continual investigations and the need to end crime, as she knows it.
But, slow and sure, she begins to understand the need for his service. She finds friends and much more, and she finds an enemy that will not stop until she is dead. Can The Janitor use his talent and organization to save her? And, if he does, will he pay the ultimate price? 1 of 3. (Easy Reading Font. Available in large print.)
In the seeds of despair, in the hopelessness of fear, pain and death, there often arises opportunity for love. And the choices are not always our own. Thrust together by circumstance, two unlikely people find themselves drawn together, literally under fire. The people are not the players we expect. But this is a love story… Asteroids come and go. Love endures all things… So they tell us…(Easy Reading Font. Available in large print.)
Raised at her daddy's knee to play the game, Miranda Hope is determined, at all costs, to take the championship in Draw Poker. She knows how to slip, she knows how to stack, she knows it all. Not to cheat, for that could end the climb. No, if you know how, you can prevent it.
Now, no time for fun, no time for men, she loses her daddy, and almost her own life, over a stupid card game, and she is on her own, not even twenty one. So, with all the defenses taught her, and the determination of a strong will, she is on her way. And in the all too handsome Drake Diamond, owner of one of the richest casinos in Memphis, she finds both an adversary and an intriguing mystery.
Romance, at this level is as slippery as luck, and ten times more dangerous. Some will kill to eliminate the competition. Will her skill and her rocky love help her make that awesome climb? Come along and find out. But hold on to your seat. It's a wild ride... (Easy Reading Font. Available in large print.)
Paranormal Romance- Horror
Robin is a coming of age swamp witch, under the tutelage of her mother and grandmother, powerful witches in their own right, learning her responsibility to keep evil out of this world. Relocating to the Florida Everglades under suspicious circumstances, it is apparent that Robin and her mother have new challenges, a sudden awareness that they are in the end game fight! Now, it is do or die...
Her senses tell her that the Deputy Sheriff is a strong man, a good man, but an unbeliever, and yet there is more to him than meets the eye. Yes she is drawn to him, even as she is trying to stay clear, handle her battles, and keep the damned door closed to The Evil Ones. One mistake on her part, and she finds herself in hell on earth.
The Deputy may not believe in witches, but he reluctantly comes to understand there is an evil he has never known, and it is taking the woman he loves. Now he has to step up and help! Allied, they both have mountains to climb, pain to endure, and with the love they are finding, a new determination to win. Will it be enough? (Available in large print.)
She hadn’t meant to see it. She did not want to remember it, and by God, she would as soon forget it… if she could. But, no one was going to believe her, either way. And there are those, unfortunately, who are compelled to be certain…
Fortunately, when all other avenues fail within our government, there are those who step up from the shadows to provide the necessary security. Both are shocked.
Brenda because her life is turned upside down, on the run, but with a man who could well define the ideal... if he wasn't so damned elusive.
Jack, because of all those he babysat over the years for the Organization, none had ever affected him like Brenda! Dodging bombs, bullets, knives and whatever the assassins can throw at them, the frantic duo is driven deep in the Everglades, a place where their best friends will eat you... Breakfast. Come and get it- if you dare. (Easy Reading Font. Available in large print.)
Agua Caliente has nothing to offer but sagebrush and sand. A dried up, brittle town. Little rain, middle of nowhere. Helpless people. The perfect breeding ground for those who hunt in the night. One man stands in their way, so he is removed. Permanently. But the Master Vampire never counted on Kin…
Grab your silvered bullets, your silver tipped Bowie and join the hunt. No one else cares in West Texas…
Another Storyteller adventure. (Easy Reading Font. Available in large print.)
It's worth many billions. It can be used for good... but, that is nowhere near worth the same money. However, Kris Cockran accidentally got the video shot of a lifetime, attending the launch out in space. She was merely putting her news story together. And now, she must be silenced at all costs. But, she has caught the attention of a good man, a strong man, one with many skills... They must flee this most dangerous weapon, while trying to stop the evil conglomerate from using it or selling it. Can they succeed, even as their own focus begins to center on each other? Fingers crossed... (Easy Reading Font. Available in large print.)
Flashback - A Western Vampire Novel
The mind can play funny tricks on us. Ask any psychologist. Is this the present? The dream or the reality? How do we know? Often, we who dream deep and hard cannot tell at the time…
Others find that with training or instinct they can pull themselves out of a nightmare. Not so much with reality, right?
Then, there is Austin ‘Whitey’ Whitmere. Mild mannered, strong, a solid man. Salt of the earth. Plagued by the same nightmare, over and over. He is a good man, but one with a violent… past? Future? It needs exploring, don’t you think? (Easy Reading Font. Available in large print.)
COPCYZK! Vol. 1 - Ajax (A Copcyzk Investigations Novel)
A sniper is a lonely, introspective hunter. Danny Copczyk, a tragic widower, is out of the military family, bringing the talented beauty, Ajax, with him to his own PI firm. He is feeling his age, depressed and burning out. Seen it all. He has done too much. Killed too many.
But suddenly, he is the target of another sniper off the reservation... He is being hunted! But, it is on two fronts. Ajax knows what she wants, too. Can she bring him back? Ask Danny! Another lusty adventure from the Storyteller... (1 of 3) (Easy Reading Font. Available in large print.)