I’ve Been Tuckerized!

Thanks so much to Toni L.P. Kelner for Tuckerizing me in her latest book: The Skeleton Stuffs a Stocking, released just last week under her alter-ego, Leigh Perry.

For those who don’t know what Tuckerization is, here’s the definition from Wikipedia:

Tuckerization is the act of using a person’s name in an original story as an in-joke. The term is derived from Wilson Tucker, a pioneering American science fiction writer, fan and fanzine editor, who made a practice of using his friends’ names for minor characters in his stories.

And here’s my name in the novel itself—down toward bottom of the page. I feel famous!

This actually isn’t the first time “I” have appeared in a mystery novel; back in 2009 in her novel Sand Sharks, my good friend Margaret Maron had me appear as a waiter in Wrightsville Beach—working a summer job while on break from George Mason University!

It’s great to be getting around in fun ways in the world of fiction. Thanks so much for this latest adventure, Toni—and again to Margaret for the summer excursion a decade back!

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