Woodbury Writes
Woodbury Writes
Feb 11, 2023
On Writing Historical Fiction - A Visit with Jackson Kuhl
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Jackson Kuhl is a writer and author specializing in American history, biography, and historical fiction. His novel A Season of Whispers (Aurelia Leo) is a gothic mystery set in a 19th-century utopian commune. Kirkus Reviews called it “a slim but delightful tale of terror set in transcendentalist New England.” Kuhl’s first book, Samuel Smedley, Connecticut Privateer (The History Press), is a biography of the American Revolution’s most daring sea captain. Kuhl has spoken about pirates and privateers at bookstores, libraries, historical societies, museums, and private clubs. Kuhl has written for Atlas Obscura, Electric Literature, Journal of the American Revolution, National Geographic News, the New York Post, and other publications. For more than a decade he contributed to a pair of children’s magazines about archaeology and history. He also wrote a regular column on dinosaurs.

Kuhl lives in coastal Connecticut. He has contributed to local outlets such as Connecticut Magazine, Fairfield County Weekly, Fairfield Minuteman, and the Stamford Advocate. His historical fiction has appeared in Professor Charlatan Bardot’s Travel Anthology, Love Letters to Poe, and other anthologies. Kuhl has also ghostwritten a number of memoirs and worked as a freelance web producer in the field of education. Jackson’s work is available on his website, Goodreads, where you can find alternative retailers such as Barnes & Noble, AbeBooks, IndieBound, and more. He will be appearing with other members of the Connecticut chapter of the Horror Writers Association at events throughout Connecticut.

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