Getting personal with Chad Lutzke

Chad Lutzke is an extremely nice man and a talented writer. He is a devoted dad and husband and loves his family. His books and stories will drag you in and chew you up leaving you wanting more and more. If you have not read any of his stories I highly recommend that you correct this mistake immediately! Please get to know him you will love his stories and don’t forget to leave him a review. You can stalk him on the links listed below.


Chad lives in Battle Creek, MI. with his wife, children, and far too many dogs. For over two decades, he has been a contributor to several different outlets in the independent music and film scene including articles, reviews, and artwork. Chad loves music, rain, sarcasm, dry humor, and cheese. He has a strong disdain for dishonesty and hard-boiled eggs. He has written for Famous Monsters of Filmland, Rue Morgue, Cemetery Dance and Scream magazine. His fiction can be found in several magazines and anthologies as well as his own 18-story collection, NIGHT AS A CATALYST. He has written a collaborative effort with horror author Terry M. West, THE HIM DEEP DOWN. In the summer of 2016, Lutzke released his dark coming-of-age novella OF FOSTER HOMES AND FLIES which has been praised by authors Jack Ketchum, James Newman, John Boden, and many others. Later in 2016, Lutzke released his contribution to bestselling author J. Thorn’s AMERICAN DEMON HUNTER series with AMERICAN DEMON HUNTERS: BATTLE CREEK, MI. Winter 2017 saw the release of WALLFLOWER, a story about addiction, delusion, and flowers.


Please welcome Chad Lutzke to Roadie Notes………….. 


1. How old were you when you first wrote your first story?
I was between 8 and 10. It was called “Night of the Zombie,” which is a little ahead of its time I guess considering that was in the late 70s. Zombies, while available in a few movies, certainly wasn’t its own subgenre. I remember the story having a horrifying scene in it that chilled me when I wrote it. Wish I still had that story.

2. How many books have you written?
Four novellas and 1 short-story collection.
3. Anything you won’t write about?
There’s plenty I won’t write about, and not all of it is taboo subjects. For example, I have zero interest in writing about the war of 1812. Or any other war.
4. Tell me about you. Age (if you don’t mind answering), married, kids, do you have another job etc…
I’m forty-something and married. We’ve been together for 26 years. I have 3 kids, and other than writing I work as a medical language specialist. That’s a fancy term for listening to physician reports and typing what they say, making sure the reports read smarter than they sound. I also do some editing work and paint.
5. What’s your favorite book you have written?
Of Foster Homes and Flies, with Wallflower a close second.
6. Who or what inspired you to write?
My biological father, who introduced me to the world of reading with authors like Joe Lansdale, Robert McCammon, William Goldman, Stephen King, and Clive Barker.
7. What do you like to do for fun?
Daydream, listen to music, write music, read, and play board games with friends.
8. Any traditions you do when you finish a book?
Other than tell myself it’s wonderful but it sucks, but it’s great, but it’s really horrible and nobody will like it, no.
9. Where do you write? Quiet or music?
In the summer I write outside under the sun as much as possible. I’ll usually listen to instrumental music like movie soundtracks or synth-wave, depending on what the scene calls for. Anything else just distracts me.

10. Anything you would change about your writing?
Nothing other than wishing I could write faster and produce more.
11. What is your dream? Famous writer?
Sure, that sounds like a good time.
12. Where do you live?



You can connect with Chad Lutzke here:



Twitter: @ChadLutzke




Some of Chad Lutzke’s books: 

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