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Tucker Elliot

Tucker Elliot is a former teacher for the United States Department of Defense in Korea and Germany. He has visited schools on four continents and more than twenty countries as a volunteer or an invited speaker/lecturer on emotional intelligence and leadership behavior.

22The son of a Vietnam veteran, Tucker has also been an invited speaker at Officer and Civilian Spouses Association events for the United States military, member schools of the Korean-American Interscholastic Activities Conference, chapters of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes in Florida, and the Florida Future Educators Program.

Tucker’s own professional development includes graduate and doctoral studies at University of Oklahoma and competitively selected workshops at University of North Florida, San Diego State University, Georgetown University School of Law, Harvard Graduate School of Education, and the University of Maryland. He has also earned recognition from the School of Education and Allied Professions at the Miami University of Ohio for his work with student and beginning teachers.Trier

In 2005, Tucker’s memoir titled The Memory of Hope earned honorable mention in the 74th Annual Writers Digest Writing Competition. That memoir would later be published as The Day Before 9/11.

The Day Before 9/11 spans America’s first decade in the war on terror, and portrays in riveting detail the sacrifices made by military families serving overseas and the enduring pain that accompanies the tragic loss of life.

The Rainy Season is Tucker’s second memoir.

Tucker is also the author of several e-books to include Third Ring Children, Relentless, 11 Bombs, and Gates Brown and the Gods of Baseball. 11 Bombs is a true story about Tony Stevens, a professional baseball player who joined the marines after 9/11.

In addition to his books, Tucker is a co-writer for the screenplays Shedding Baggage and The Home Stretch.