About

Jackson Kuhl is a writer and author specializing in American history, biography, and historical fiction.

His novel A Season of Whispers (Aurelia Leo, 2020) is a Gothic mystery set in a 19th-century transcendentalist commune.

Kuhl’s first book, Samuel Smedley, Connecticut Privateer (The History Press, 2011), is a biography of the American Revolution’s most daring sea captain. He has spoken about pirates and privateers at bookstores, libraries, historical societies, museums, and private clubs.

Kuhl has written for Atlas Obscura, Electric Literature, National Geographic News, the New York Post, Reason, and other publications. For more than a decade he contributed to a pair of children’s magazines about archaeology and history, and 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 Black Static, Weirdbook, and numerous anthologies. Some of his short fiction is collected in The Dead Ride Fast.

Kuhl has also ghostwritten a number of memoirs and worked as a freelance web producer, largely in the education space.