About Thomas Roche


Hi. I’m Thomas Roche. Sometimes known as Thomas S. Roche depending on whether the editor is paying attention. I have been writing professionally part time since I was about 17. I’ve written or cowritten, edited or coedited ten books, plus about another forty under pseudonyms, shhhhh don’t tell. In addition to the 10 published books (two horror, two horror/fantasy, three erotic crime-noir and three erotica) I have written more than 400 published short stories and more than 400 published articles. The stories break down in very rough terms to about 100 in the genres of horror-fantasy-crime and about 300 erotica stories. Most of my nonfiction has covered sex education topics, erotica & porn, but I’ve also written extensively over the years on crime and fantasy fiction and dark music.

I have also been a Medical Editor and Project Manager at Foote, Cone and Belding Healthcare (1991-1997) the nonfiction editor at Gothic.Net (1997-1999), reviews editor at GettingIt.com (1999-2000), content release lead at Libida.com (2000), books editor at Universal Studios’ 13thStreet.com (2000-2001), and Web Editor (2000-1), later Marketing Manager (2001-2004), at Good Vibrations.

Since 2005 I have been the Managing Editor at Eros Zine, a website covering all aspects of erotica, fetish and sex.

Additionally, since 1996 I have been an instructor at San Francisco Sex Information, where as part of a team I teach twice-yearly 60-hour trainings on sexuality for volunteers on SFSI’s phone lines as well as therapists, nurses, writers, teachers and sex educators.

I used to write a whole lot of horror fiction and the occasional fantasy or science fiction short story but have sort of vanished into other worlds at this point. I still write some crime fiction and read a hell of a lot of all of it. My main fiction reading interests are ’20s through early ’70s noir, Victorian sci-fi and crime fiction, and horror and fantasy from the Victorian era through the ’30s. As far as nonfiction goes, I love military history and true crime, especially books on organized crime 1900-1980.

Places to Find Me:

Eros Zine


San Francisco Sex Information


Interviews With Me

Contact Information:

Thomas S. Roche
P.O. Box 23096
Oakland, CA 94623

Email: skidroche (at) gmail (dot) com

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Black & white photos above by Phyllis Christopher, color by Thomas Roche. Permission is granted to reproduce the above for publicity purposes only, with attribution and photo credit.

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