I live on Florida’s Gulf Coast, on a barrier island west of Tampa, with my partner, Greg.
I began writing fiction during 2003, after I retired. I write novels, novellas and short fiction. I’ve also written a memoir piece titled Hydrangeas. It chronicles a period in my childhood, when I lived with my grandparents. It will appear in Home Grown, a collection of works by native Floridians. The book will be published by University Press at University of Florida, in mid-2012.
What have you published?
My first short story was published in a literary review called Sabal. I attended a writer’s conference at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida, and my story, titled Crawford Creek, won the “best of” conference award in the short story category. You can purchase a copy of the 2007 edition of Sabal online from Eckerd College here: Crawford Creek is a sort of ghost story. It takes place at my fishing camp on the Chassahowitzka River, north of Tampa.
I also published a story titled Boy From Red Bluff in SoMa Literary Review, a San Francisco-based, online publication.
During April 2009 the Prizm Division of Torquere Press published my novel, Josef Jaeger, set in the early days of Nazi Germany. This is a 100,000 word book aimed at Young Adult readers, but it’s suitable for mature readers as well.
In addition to the above, I publish erotica pieces — short fiction and novels — under a pseudonym. I do this because I don’t want the children in my family, or my friends’ kids, finding this material when they Google Uncle Jeré’s name on the Internet. If you have a burning desire to read my erotic stories, send me an e-mail and I’ll provide you with my pseudonym. I have published erotic short fiction in over two dozen anthologies. I have also published three, single-author anthologies, and five novels, under my pseudonym."
Josef Jaeger won a 2009 Rainbow Award as Best LGBT Young Adult/Coming of Age. Tyler Buckspan won a 2013 Rainbow Award as Best LGBT Young Adult.
Josef Jaeger by Jere' M. Fishback
Paperback: 396 pages
Publisher: Torquere Press (July 18, 2009)
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Josef Jaeger turns thirteen when Adolf Hitler is appointed Germany's new Chancellor. When his mother dies, Josef is sent to Munich to live with his uncle, Ernst Roehm, the openly-homosexual chief of the Nazi brown shirts. Josef thinks he's found a father-figure in his uncle and a mentor in his uncle's lover, streetwise Rudy, and when Roehm's political connections land Josef a role in a propaganda movie, Josef's sure he's found the life he's always wanted. But while living in Berlin during the film's production, Josef falls in love with a Jewish boy, David, and Josef begins questioning his uncle's beliefs. Complications arise when an old friend of his mother's tells Josef that his mother was secretly murdered by the SS due to her political beliefs, possibly on Roehm's order. Josef confides in his Hitler Youth leader, Max Klieg. Klieg admits he knows a few things, but he won't share them with Josef till the boy proves himself worthy of a confidence. Conflicting beliefs war within Josef until he must decide where his true loyalties lie, and what he really believes in.
Tyler Buckspan by Jere' M. Fishback
Paperback: 202 pages
Publisher: Prizm (August 14, 2013)
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Fifteen-year-old Tyler Buckspan lives with his mom and grandmother in 1960s Cassadaga, a Florida community where spiritual "mediums" ply their trade. The mediums--Tyler's grandmother among them--read palms and tarot cards, conduct seances and speak with the dead. Tyler's a loner, a bookish boy with few interests, until his half-brother Devin, nineteen and a convicted arsonist, comes to live in Tyler's home. For years, Tyler has ignored his attraction to other boys. But with Devin in the house, Tyler can't deny his urges any longer. He falls hopelessly in love with his miscreant half-brother, and with the sport of basketball, once Devin teaches Tyler the finer points of the game. In a time when love between men was forbidden, even criminalized, can Tyler find the love he needs from another boy? And is Devin a person to be trusted? Is he truly clairvoyant, or simply a con artist playing Tyler and others for fools? What does Devin really know about a local murder? And can Tyler trust his own psychic twinges?
More Spotlights at my website: http://www.elisarolle.com/, My Lists/Gay Novels
More Rainbow Awards at my website: http://www.elisarolle.com/, Rainbow Awards
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