James Tucker is the author of the acclaimed Buddy Lock Thrillers, Next of Kin and The Holdouts

He holds a law degree from the University of Minnesota Law School and has worked as an attorney at an international law firm.Currently he manages real estate strategy at a Fortune 50 company, where his work includes frequent travel throughout the United States.

Fascinated by crimes of those in power, he draws on these cases for his novels.One of four fiction writers awarded a position at a past Mentor Series at the Loft Literary Center in Minneapolis, Tucker has attended the Community of Writers at Squaw Valley and the Tin House Writers’ Workshop in Portland, where he was mentored by author Walter Kirn.

He lives near Minneapolis with his wife, the painter Megan Rye, and their family. James is pleased to say that Next of Kin has been purchased by the Minnesota Historical Society to include as part their permanent collection.