Eric Durchholz

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William Eric Durchholz
Born Patrick John Coleman
(1972-06-25) June 25, 1972 (age 44)
Louisville, Kentucky, United States
Pen name Jaya Mangelou and Beau Ratliffe
Occupation Author, graphic artist
Nationality American
Genre Sci-fi and assorted
Subject Shamanism, Homosexuality
Notable works The Promise of Eden

William Eric Durchholz (born Patrick John Coleman, 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[3] and Beau Ratliffe.[4][5] 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.[6][dead link]

A recognized name and personality in gay pop culture and fiction, he has spoken at seminars and been interviewed on the Starz! network.[7] 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.

Durchholz currently resides in Chicago, where he helped establish the former The Funny Spot comedy club.[8]

Durcholz has changed his name back to Patrick John Coleman,[9] and currently operates a New-Age philosophy and spiritual advice channel on YouTube under the same name.[10] He now claims to be a psychic, a spiritual medium, and shaman.

He went to high school in Mount Vernon, Indiana and briefly attended Murray State University in Murray, Kentucky.[4]

Partial bibliography[edit]

  • Durchholz, E. (1999). The Promise of Eden. Nashville, TN: Concrete Books. ISBN 0-9670297-0-8. 
  • Durchholz, E. (2005). iNVERSION. ISBN 1-4116-2514-5. 
  • Durchholz, E. (2009). HEARTLESS. ISBN 978-0-557-09364-9. 
  • Durchholz, E. (2013). Freaks, Frequencies, and Hand Signs: A Schizo Manifesto. ISBN 978-1-304-31759-9. 
  • Durchholz, E. (2013). Flip Witch: Practical Guide for Travelling Between Alternate Universes. ISBN 978-1-304-33588-3. 
  • Durchholz, E. (2013). ALL THINGS GO: How I Became A Shaman. ISBN 978-1-312-47197-9. 


  1. ^ Kentucky Birth Index, 1911-1999 (Provo, UT: Operations, Inc.), 2006.
  2. ^ " eric durchholz". Retrieved 7 August 2016. 
  3. ^ "Durchholz pens poetic, dark love story in 'Heartless'". 1 November 2009. Retrieved 7 August 2016. 
  4. ^ a b "Web's Beau Ratliffe to take stage in live show". Evansville Courier & Press. Retrieved 7 August 2016. 
  5. ^ "'Anything Beau's' a gay man's take on life and love". 12 August 2011. Retrieved 7 August 2016. 
  6. ^ "Eric Durchholz - Artists - Gawker Artists". 2008-07-15. Retrieved 2010-10-23. 
  7. ^ DJ Ron Slomowicz. "Eric Durcholz Bio". Retrieved 7 August 2016. 
  8. ^ "Gay in the Life: Eric Durchholz". Windy City Times. 2012-11-28. Retrieved 2013-08-18. 
  9. ^ Patrick John Coleman (17 January 2014). "How Eric Durchholz Became Patrick John Coleman". Retrieved 7 August 2016 – via YouTube. 
  10. ^ "Patrick John Coleman". Retrieved 7 August 2016 – via YouTube. 

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