Chad lives in Battle Creek, MI. with his wife, children. For over two decades, he has been a contributor to several different outlets in the independent music and film scene, offering articles, reviews, and artwork. He has written for Famous Monsters of Filmland, Rue Morgue, Cemetery Dance, and Scream magazine. His fiction can be found in a few dozen magazines and anthologies including his own 18-story collection NIGHT AS A CATALYST. Lutzke is known for his heartfelt dark fiction and deep character portrayals. In the summer of 2016 he released his dark coming-of-age novella OF FOSTER HOMES AND FLIES which has been praised by authors Jack Ketchum, James Newman, and many others. Later in 2016 Lutzke released his contribution to bestselling author J. Thorn's AMERICAN DEMON HUNTERS series, and 2017 saw the release of his novellaWALLFLOWER. His latest, STIRRING THE SHEETS, was published by Bloodshot Books in spring 2018.