Interview with Brian Lee Tucker

Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
The first story I read was HG Wells' War of the Worlds, and it scared the shit out of me. But at the same time I was enthralled.
How do you approach cover design?
It depends; if it is a true crime book, I go for an image that will really grab the reader's attention, like a up close and personal shot of the serial killer's face.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
That's a tough one, but one of my all time favorites is HANNIBAL, by Thomas Harris
What do you read for pleasure?
I write true crime, so when I READ, I tend to stick to something more laid back and mellow, like a book of poetry or short stories
What is your e-reading device of choice?
No particular device, really, I rarely use them.
Describe your desk
Messy as hell. But I can find anything on there within seconds, and if anybody tries to, they are lost. LOL!
When did you first start writing?
I first began writing short stories in third grade. Mostly scary stuff, about vampires and ghouls and zombies. My teacher must have thought I was nuts. If only she see what I write now. LOL!
What's the story behind your latest book?
I am from Indiana, so I thought I'd do something different this time, and write about a true crime case in my home state. I chose to write about a fellow named Herb Baumeister, a sexual sadist who picked up young men at bars and rapped and killed them. This book, like most of my true crime books, will not be for the faint of heart.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Watching people's reaction to my work. I LOVE it when I see someone reading one of my books and saying, "Oh my God! This is SOOO creepy and scary!" And I think, I did my job well.
Anything to say before you go?
Just this, thanks to all of my fans and if you keep reading I will keep writing!
Published 2015-09-21.
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Books by This Author

Ed Gein: A True American Psycho
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 24,560. Language: English. Published: September 21, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Murder
“Due to legal complications, the ‘official’ true story of the Ed Gein case could not be told before now.” Thus begins the opening lines of the book, ED GEIN: AMERICA’S MOST BIZARRE MURDERER, by the late Judge Robert H. Gollmar. The real true story of Ed Gein – a murderer, grave robber, cannibal, and transvestite – is much more bizarre.
Henry: An American Monster
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 25,180. Language: English. Published: September 21, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Murder
Henry Lee Lucas was born in a one-room log cabin in Blacksburg, Virginia, the youngest of nine children to Viola Dixon Waugh and Anderson Lucas. His alcoholic prostitute mother often beat him and dressed him up in girl’s clothing and made him watch her service her johns while his crippled father watched on helplessly.
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 23,450. Language: English. Published: September 21, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Murder
In the tradition of serial killer Gerard Schaefer’s story collection, KILLER FICTION, author Brian Lee Tucker has taken the true crime short story form to the next level; fictional stories based on TRUE events. The plotlines taken directly from real life crimes, the stories are also incorporated with elements of fiction to make each one exclusively unique to each individual serial killer