Zoe loves books, writes horror, erotica and erotic romance, and can be found as close to the stage as possible at small clubs across the Southeastern U.S., rocking the fuck out to her favorite bands.
Under the name Holden Wells, she has published several short stories in gay erotica anthologies. One of these—Roughing It—has been revised and expanded into a novella and is now available in print and ebook format. The sequel to Roughing It will be coming out in 2014. A number of short stories featuring the same characters are also in the works, the first of which, "Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love," was released in ebook format in October 2013.
Zoe has also written a novel and a long story (both erotic romance) as Zoe X. Rider, both of which are currently seeking publication. In the meantime, she is working on a couple horror novels and a sequel to the erotic romance novel.
I'm not much of a re-reader—there are too many books out there that I want to read for me to justify revisiting ones I've already finished, and often even when I want to re-read a book, I never make it more than 50 pages before wandering off to something newer and shinier. There are a few, however, that I've read again and again: Michael Crummey's Galore, William Faulkner's As I Lay Dying, and William Goldman's The Temple of Gold.
I bought The Temple of Gold by mistake, along with a handful of William Goldman's other novels. I was 13, I was at a flea market digging through a box of books, and I completely confused William Goldman with William Golding. I gave The Temple of Gold a tryanyway and fell in love. It was (and still is) my Catcher in the Rye, my A Separate Piece, my The Perks of Being a Wallflower. It was also my first experience (A Separate Peace may have been my second) where I was waiting for it to be revealed that one of the characters was gay.
It's probably been a decade since I last read it—I should dig the paperback out and add it to my to-read pile again.