About the author

Chad V. Holtkamp

Chad V. Holtkamp has always had that dual nature of being interested in business (numbers, wearing a suit, working in an office) while also being a creative at heart (singing/playing guitar in alt/punk bands, DJing, writing, photography, and acting). <br><br>​​​​​​​His academic advisor in college told him to learn a trade after he said he wanted to be a writer. Being 20 and infatuated with Goethe and the Romantic movement, that wasn’t what he wanted to hear. He wanted to be an ARTIST, not work in an office. <br><br>Fast-forward 25 years and the office worker has won out the majority of the time while he’s still dabbled in his creative endeavors. <br><br>After a six-year stint as a monthly freelance entertainment columnist in the early 2000s alongside a career in corporate recruiting, he dusted off his minor in Writing with the ​​​​​​​<em>Home Gym Strong </em>series of fitness memoirs in 2015. In 2018, he created <em>The SPOOK &amp; GOON Space Adventures </em>as his first fiction series. Since then, he expanded into other areas of fiction as well while digging through the archives of his early writing career with the <em>From the Vault Music </em>series. <br><br>​​​​​​​Born and raised on the banks of the Mighty Mississippi in Davenport, Iowa, Chad lives in Chicago with his beautiful wife and a varied collection of Macs and BBQ grills, always dreaming of his next Caribbean adventure. <br>​​​​​​​ <br> <em>For more information:</em>&nbsp;https://chadvholtkamp.com<br>​​​​​​​<br>