Chad V. Holtkamp

Biography

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).

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.

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.
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 Home Gym Strong series of fitness memoirs in 2015.

In 2018, he created The SPOOK & GOON Space Adventures as his first fiction series. In 2019, he expanded into other areas of fiction as well while digging through the archives of his early writing career with the From the Vault Music series.

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.


Where to find Chad V. Holtkamp online

Books

Rescue of the Intrepid: Unshackle the Warrior
Series: The SPOOK & GOON Space Adventures. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 55,110. Language: English. Published: March 25, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Adventure » General
In 2035, Glitter offers the fountain of youth, at least if you’re rich enough to afford it. For the rest of the galaxy, underground elements step up to offer cut-rate supply from Mars. Using unwilling victims for their mining operations, they continue under the radar. At least until they snare the wrong man in one of their nightly sweeps for more workers.
Return of the Father
Series: The SPOOK & GOON Space Adventures. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 62,400. Language: English. Published: February 28, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
A respected businessman’s sudden confession... threatens to blow the lid off the galactic Glitter trade. Too bad it hits one of the team a bit too close to home. In the quest for justice, can Jock, Dom, and Desire outmaneuver the kings of the underworld and bring him back alive? If you like space opera adventure stories, grab a copy of Return of the Father.
Work Out Pig Out: A Year of Losing Fat, Gaining Muscle, and Eating Lots of Ice Cream
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 34,980. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Dieting, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Weightlifting
Keto. Carnivore. Kettlebells. Fasting. Author Chad V. Holtkamp spent a full year testing these and other leading diet and exercise plans. If you like: -funny and personal workout stories -mouth-watering recipes -practices you can implement today then you'll love this motivational book, the first volume in the ome Gym Strong fitness memoir series.
Quad Cities Underground
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 73,630. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Music, Nonfiction » Music » Punk
Writer Chad V. Holtkamp began his own career with an entertainment column focused on the happenings of the local music scene. Between 1999 – 2005, his “Quad Cities Underground” column appeared monthly in The Dispatch and Rock Island Argus newspapers. As Y2K fizzled and the millennium safely turned, the local music scene proved fertile ground for a wide variety of musical styles.
Domination of the SPOOKS: A Man Meets His Mission
Series: The SPOOK & GOON Space Adventures, Book 0. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 16,110. Language: English. Published: April 26, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Dom Wagner is the top cadet at The Academy, preparing for a life of military service. While he dreams of adventure, everything comes easily for him — hand to hand combat, surveillance, computer hacking, weapons. He takes nothing seriously, even finding time to schmooze with the brass as well as the ladies. Buy Domination of the SPOOKS, the short prequel to The SPOOK & GOON Space Adventures.
Attack of the Mutant Miners
Series: The SPOOK & GOON Space Adventures, Book 3. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 59,820. Language: English. Published: April 26, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
What could go wrong? On the remote planet paradise of Polarus, a scientist and his beautiful niece carry out mutation experiments. When he goes missing, the SPOOK & GOON team are ordered back to the planet to find him. you’ll want to warp jump right into Mission 3 of the SPOOK & GOON Space Adventures. Buy Attack of the Mutant Miners today and join the adventure!
Escape of the Glitter Princess
Series: The SPOOK & GOON Space Adventures, Book 2. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 58,380. Language: English. Published: April 26, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
The SPOOK & GOON space adventures continue... As solar storms flare and pirates run amok, SPOOK Agent Dom Wagner and GOON Major Jock Saunders thwart an attack on a royal transport. Soon, one of them is forced to confront his past. Warp jump right into Mission 2 of the SPOOK & GOON Space Adventures. Buy Escape of the Glitter Princess today!
Invasion of the Frorees: From the Ice to the Earth
Series: The SPOOK & GOON Space Adventures, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 67,070. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
"A fun Space Opera Romp." "BIG STORY, easy to follow along, hard to put down..." In 2035, we learn we’re not alone... After an Alien battle cruiser trips an early-warning detection beacon out past Pluto, the Federated Union calls on the agents of SPOOK & GOON to investigate and stop them at any cost. Can they work together to save Earth without killing each other first?

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