Thomas Biehl


Thomas Biehl survives as an English teacher at an alternative school and considers himself a writer in what little spare time he has. He grew up in a small town in central Illinois, left, came back, and now lives near there in Lexington with his wife, who is also a teacher and his much appreciated editor, and his two children, Gabriel and Charlotte.

Smashwords Interview

What's the story behind your latest book?
The story is a fictionalized version of my own personal search for happiness.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Creating characters and versions of our world that never existed but feel real enough that they take shape in the minds and hearts of those who read about them.
Read more of this interview.

Where to find Thomas Biehl online


The Person That I Am Today
Pre-release—available October 15, 2016. Price: $1.99 USD. Language: English. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Who are you if you can’t be the person you were yesterday? Ollie comes home to find that his fiancé has left him and took all of his money with her. The bills pile up, while he is lost between the nice guy he used to be and cold heart he now finds within his chest.
Words into the Air
Price: Free! Words: 10,120. Language: English. Published: February 22, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
A few months ago, I tried my hand at marketing through the forms of blogging and social media. I rediscovered what had been known to me for some time, I am simply not a salesman. What follows is a collection of the writing I did for that blog, of which I am nonetheless proud. Read it if you like. If not, then that’s alright as well.
A Midlife Night's Dream
Price: Free! Words: 5,870. Language: English. Published: May 16, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Thomas Biehl wandered into a conference room where all the other people in attendance where also Thomas Biehl, and things just got stranger from there.
Finding Felicity
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 79,190. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Inspirational
Genuine happiness… why would you settle for anything less? Passed over for a promotion at work, Devin wonders if his life has meaning; will he ever find that elusive happiness human beings all seek. While at a party attempting to drown his sorrows, the host suffers a tragic accident. Moments later, Devin meets the beautiful and mysterious Felicity, who somehow knows this dead man’s tale.
The Trial of Michael
Price: Free! Words: 6,410. Language: English. Published: December 28, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
At the end of his life, Robert Heraldson has to sit down for a performance review of his time spent on Earth. Will he be forgiven and allowed entrance or...
Price: Free! Words: 9,600. Language: English. Published: December 28, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A teacher of genetic rejects must decide if one of them is worth saving, and then find the strength to convince the student that life is worth living, something he is not entirely sure of himself.
Lunch on the Contrary
Price: Free! Words: 2,530. Language: English. Published: December 28, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Mark is having lunch with his college roommate. Life has changed a lot for him since college, but he isn't entirely sure it is for the better.
Under the Influence
Price: Free! Words: 1,550. Language: English. Published: December 28, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Surprising your significant other is always exciting. You never know quite what you are in for. It could go really well or devastatingly wrong. Especially when there is a third party involved.
Waking Up
Price: Free! Words: 1,060. Language: English. Published: December 28, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
The night before was going to be just like any other for Shane. The morning, however, turned out to be something for which he was completely unprepared.

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