Phil Kuhlman

Phil Kuhlman

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Kerrville, TX
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About Me

I am a published author in the Horror genre. Thus far, my publication credits include "Shadows In The Snow" in the summer issue (#3) of Shroud: The Journal of Dark Fiction and Art, "Open House" in the "Northern Haunts" anthology available from Shroud publishing (proceeds to go to cancer research), "The Resurrection Man" in "The Killing Fields" available from the Southern Horror Writers Association, and a haiku for the Halloween issue of the E-zine Necrotic Tissue. Amazingly enough, the first submission I ever tried was actually accepted (I hear this is an insanely rare feat which I am in turn insanely proud of) which gave me a lot of hope for putting more of myself behind my writing. Especially with the injuries. If you get the urge go buy a copy, or subscribe (The Necrotic Tissue ezine is free and very well done so you have no reason not to) to any of the above. If not to support a new and struggling voice in the horror genre, which we all agree needs as much blood as we can get, then to support the people behind it trying to keep it alive and healthy.


I'm a horror writer by nature, but I only say that because it's the best way to convey what my stories are at their base: just fun spooky stories. I like the freedom the horror genre allows though. You can put anything into a horror story, and it will still be a horror story with a comedic, or sci-fi, or romantic, or non-fiction twist.

I site my influences as H.P. Lovecraft, Robert E. Howard, Richard Matheson, Stephen King, and too many to list here. I'm currently in remission following a fight with Ewing Sarcoma cancer, which had managed to eat my t1-t3 vertebrae over the course of a full year in which the doctors simply told me it was a sprained neck. At the moment I'm still doing physical therapy in order to regain the ability to move normally, as I'm currently using a cane for most walking, and a wheelchair for longer trips. However this is a large step considering the initial prediction from the doctors was lifetime paralysis.

I've recently managed to even return to the local stage, as before all this happened I was an actor at the local theaters here in the Texas Hill Country. Managed to do two shows this year, which was taxing but worth it for numerous reasons.

My chief story is "The Abyss Looks Back", which is a Lovecraft influenced story about a Detective named Deacon Cole. It's a fairly fast read, but still not complete of course, so if you have some time, I'd say go with that. If you want a quick read though, try "Friend". It's only a paragraph long and has a great kick.


www.southernhorrorwriters.com

www.shroudmagazine.com

www.necrotictissue.com/




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Posted 3 Years Ago


Missing you and your encouragement, old friend. Can't even say how often I've thought about you.

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Posted 8 Years Ago


OMG! I am going to miss you! <3 RIP my friend. I just don't know what to say...
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Posted 8 Years Ago


I just wanted to let all of you know that Phillip died on Tuesday of this week. He discovered that his cancer had come back, this time much stronger, a few months ago. His long battle with cancer is finally over. I hope you all enjoyed his work as much as I did. I was his girlfriend for a long time during his battle. He was a wonderful person. RIP Phillip Alexander Kuhlman. I love you. <3

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Posted 9 Years Ago


Thanks so much!!

I know. My computer loads the front page in about a minute now, but it's still slow.

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Posted 9 Years Ago


congratulations on publication! that's awesome news!

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Posted 9 Years Ago


Hey~ I'm outta' Nursing School for the summer! YAY! Thought I would drop by and see ya' since I had some time. Take care!

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Posted 9 Years Ago


Hi!
I literally haven't been on in months. I came back, though, because I miss all of you guys.
Really?! Which magazine? I didn't know any horror mags were still up and running!

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Posted 9 Years Ago


You indeed are making a difference. I find it moving that words can be motivation enough to change lives.

I'm glancing over the magazine's website, what advice could you give to catch their attention?

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Posted 9 Years Ago


You indeed are making a difference. I find it moving that words can be motivation enough to change lives.

I'm glancing over the magazine's website, what advice could you give to catch their attention?

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Posted 9 Years Ago


Congrats on getting published. You are accomplishing what I dream about.