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D. Richard Tucker' D. RICHARD TUCKER

D. Richard Tucker's plays have been produced from Seattle to South Africa, and include a mixture of genres, from the farcical Othello Undercover, to the gut-wrenching drama Duty, Honor, Profit, the story of the highest ranking officer to die in the Iraq War. Tucker also wrote the book, lyrics and co-wrote the score for THUGS: A Musical Mafiasco, a collaboration with composer Kim Douglass. Tucker began writing under the name “Dave Tucker,” but was forced to find a new pen name upon discovery that there are more than 1400 other Dave Tuckers out there, of which thirty-eight percent are playwrights.

If Spiders Made Honey

Camille works for the Southern Voices of Color Literary Awards. Her brother Derek is dying of Leukemia, and asks Camille to find Joanie Huneycutt, a cancer patient who writes an inspiring internet blog that has helped Derek through his illness. It’s time to award the annual winner of the Voices of Color first time novelist competition, promoting the plight of African-Americans in the USA. “Harvest of Memories” by Lindsey P. Wilson looks like a sure winner, but when Wilson turns out to be a white man who emigrated from South Africa, the award is revoked, spurring a legal battle that sends Camille to Little Rock, in an attempt to appease Wilson, as well as find Joanie Huneycutt. The story twists, however, when Camille finds Joanie, exploring the relationship of art and the artist – is the value of art dependent on the artist who produced it?