Featured Interview With Rebecca Tucker
Tell us a little about yourself. Where were you raised? Where do you live now?
I was raised in on the outskirts of D.C., near Bethesda, MD, although I was born in Tampa, Florida. In 1987, I came out at the ripe old age of 14 and jumped feet first into the world of street activism, fighting for AIDS funding and civil rights, even managing to get arrested at a Gulf War protest in front of the White House. I currently live in South Central Texas with my wife of 21 years, two dogs, and a few cats, the true number of which I shall never reveal.
At what age did you realize your fascination with books? When did you start writing?
My parents taught me to read at a very young age. I really started to love books in the third grade, when I read for the MS Readathon. That exposed me to a wide variety of genres and authors, like Madeline L'Engle, Lloyd Alexander, Lucy Maud Montgomery, and many more. I enjoyed writing stories starting in elementary school, though I switched to poetry in high school and college. Once out of college, I pursued screenwriting for a number of years before taking a hiatus on creative writing. I then resumed writing ten years ago, writing both essays and fiction.
Who are your favorite authors to read? What is your favorite genre to read. Who Inspires you in your writings?
I read a wide variety of authors and genres, and do not have a favorite genre. Dostoyevsky is one of my favorite authors, especially his book, The Idiot. I love reading mysteries and crime novels (Cornwell, Gerritson, Reichs, Barr), hard science fiction (Peter Watts, Butler), and Jane Austen, along with a lot of nonfiction on topics from politics to pandemics to paleontology.
Tell us a little about your latest book?
I started writing Secrets My Mothers Kept to chronicle my own frustrations with the adoption system and explore the complicated issues that exist around adoption, although I didn't want to write my own story. I did, however, want to use my knowledge of how things can feel for an adoptee to make the story accessible not only to those impacted by adoption, but to those who've never given adoption any thought. It's also been a driving desire of mine to explore those moments that happen to all of us when our identity and everything we have staked our beliefs on gets shaken, and we have to go through the work of rebuilding and reclaiming who we think we are.
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