Tucker Reed has been recognized on the national level for her essays, short stories and fiction. Reed, along with her mother Kelly Moore and younger sister Larkin Reed, co-authored Amber House, the first installment of the Amber House trilogy, which was released by Scholastic's Arthur A. Levine Books imprint in October 2012. Reed is also co-author for the series' forthcoming titles Neverwas and Otherwhen.
A self-identified sexual assault survivor, Reed also authors the blog "Covered In Band-Aids," a collection of essays exploring "the assaulted woman’s life before, during and after her assault." Initially anonymous, Reed identified herself and her alleged attacker in a post on February 23, 2013.
In addition to her writing, Reed is a women's rights and anti-rape activist. She co-founded and serves as co-director of the Student Coalition Against Rape (SCAR) advocacy group at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.