Thomas S. Roche is a widely published short story author in the genres of erotica and horror, with occasional forays into science fiction, fantasy and crime-noir fiction. His novel The Panama Laugh, a science fiction zombie apocalypse about viral media, military contracting, and LOLZ, was a finalist for the Bram Stoker award from the Horror Writers Association, and his short story "Butterfly's Kiss" was a finalist for the John Preston Award from the National Leather Association. During his tenure as editor of Eros Guide's Eros-Zone.com, the zine was twice awarded the SF Bay Guardian's "Best of the Bay." Roche has been a medical writer, marketing manager, music reviewer, and sex educator. As a nonfiction writer and blogger, he has written for Techyum.com, TinyNibbles.com, Night-Bazaar.com, Gothic.net, GettingIt.com, WriteSex.net, GoodVibes.com, 13thStreet.com and many other websites.He is a community sex educator in San Francisco with San Francisco Sex Information, a nonprofit educational organization.