Gooch’s collection of short stories, Jailbait and Other Stories (1984), won a Writer’s Choice Award. His novels include Scary Kisses (1988), The Golden Age of Promiscuity (1996), and Zombie00 (2000). The author of numerous self-help titles, Gooch’s nonfiction addresses spirituality and sexuality. His books include Finding the Boyfriend Within (1999), Dating the Greek Gods: Empowering Spiritual Messages on Sex and Love, Creativity and Wisdom (2003) and Godtalk: Travels in Spiritual America (2002).
Gooch has written articles and reviews for The Daily Beast, Travel and Leisure, Vanity Fair, and other journals. Since 1992, he has taught creative writing at William Paterson University.