Eric Durchholz

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William Eric Durchholz
Born William Eric Durchholz
(1972-06-25) June 25, 1972 (age 41)
Louisville, Kentucky, United States
Pen name Jaya Mangelou and Beau Ratliffe
Occupation Author and graphic artist
Nationality American
Genres sci-fi and assorted
Notable work(s) The Promise of Eden

Patrick John Coleman (born William Eric Durchholz, on June 25, 1972)[1] is an American author,[2] 3-D and multimedia graphic artist, and former Internet radio host. Publishing under his legal name, Eric Durchholz, he also writes under the pseudonyms Jaya Mangelou and Beau Ratliffe, A gay writer, Durchholz has stated that he draws on childhood experiences and memories of growing up as a bullied gay youth in his writing.[3]

A recognized name and personality in gay pop culture and fiction, he has spoken at seminars and been interviewed on the Starz! network.[4] At one time a prolific Internet radio host, Durchholz did a live netcast during the terrorist attacks of 9/11. Durchholz also contributed in part to Camgirls: Celebrity and Community in the Age of Social Networks (Digital Formations, 2008) by Theresa M. Senft.

Durchholz is perhaps best known for his first novel, The Promise of Eden (Concrete Books, 1999). He is also the author of Just Publish Some of my Poetry 'Fore I Diiie (Concrete Books, 2001), The Fabulous Second Coming (Concrete Books, 2001), Off Tha Chain (2005), iNVERSION (2005), 3dboys 4 (2007), Eric: A True Story (2011) and several other novels and coffee table books. In 2009 Durchholz published the experimental fiction novel HEARTLESS. Some of his books list "William Eric Durchholz" as the copyright owner. He is currently being evicted for failure to pay rent due to an addiction to peyote and other psychedelic drug habits.

Durchholz currently resides in Chicago, where he helped establish the former The Funny Spot comedy club.[5]

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  1. ^ Kentucky Birth Index, 1911-1999 (Provo, UT: Operations, Inc.), 2006.
  2. ^ Eric Durchholz
  3. ^ "Eric Durchholz - Artists - Gawker Artists". 2008-07-15. Retrieved 2010-10-23. 
  4. ^ Eric Durchholz Bio, by Ron Slomowicz, About: Guide to Dance Music / Electronica
  5. ^ "Gay in the Life: Eric Durchholz". Windy City Times. 2012-11-28. Retrieved 2013-08-18. 

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