Eric’s fiction often explores complications and entanglements in romance. His debut novel, Secrets of the Other Side, won three Reader Views literary awards, including Best Fiction Book of the Year. Described by critics as “an emotional journey of love, loss, and self discovery” and “an incredible coming-of-age story,” the novel chronicles one gay youth’s quest for love and happiness during the tumultuous eighties and nineties.
Eric’s short fiction has appeared in numerous anthologies and literary magazines including Stranded, Age is Just a Number, Encore, Three is Not a Crowd, Of Heaven and Hell, A Likely Story, Mix ‘N’ Match, Men in Uniform, First Time for Everything, and Best Gay Romance 2014. He earned his MFA in creative writing from Wichita State University.
Eric grew up in Las Vegas, Nevada. Today he makes his home in Los Angeles, where he enjoys trail running, spending time with friends, and working on new short stories and his next novel.
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Far From Texas
by Eric Gober
Tyler's been nothing but miserable since he graduated high school. While he slaves all day for crude roughnecks in a parched oilfield, his only real friend is about to escape barren West Texas for a big city college. Without Dillon around, what hope for happiness will Tyler ever have? None that he can see unless he takes the gutsiest chance he's ever taken.
Part of Take a Chance Anthology.
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