Chad V. Holtkamp
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Alex P. Keaton was my idol growing up. I’ve 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, writing, and acting).
My academic advisor in college told me to learn a trade after I said I wanted to be a writer. Being 20 and infatuated with Goethe and the Romantic movement, that wasn’t what I wanted to hear. I wanted to be an ARTIST, not work in an office.
Fast-forward 25 years and the office worker has won out the majority of the time while I’ve still dabbled as an artist. Having worked for a number of years in corporate recruiting, I’ve always had side gigs, be it playing in a band, DJing, photography, writing freelance entertainment articles, acting, or voiceovers.
In July 2015, I embarked on my self-publishing journey with the Home Gym Strong series of non-fiction fitness memoirs. Two follow-ups came in late 2016 and the series finale dropped in late 2017. The SPOOK & GOON Space Adventures followed in 2018.
Born and raised on the banks of the Mighty Mississippi in Davenport, Iowa, I now live in Chicago with my beautiful wife, Carrie, and a varied collection of Macs and BBQ grills, always dreaming of our next Caribbean adventures.