TIH 297: Chad Lutzke on Writing Seriously, First Story Sale, and Punk and Metal Music

In this podcast Chad Lutzke talks about writing seriously, his first story sale, punk and metal music, and much more.

About Chad Lutzke

Chad lives in Battle Creek, MI. with his wife and 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. His fiction can be found in a few dozen magazines and anthologies. He is known for his dark, heartfelt novellas which have been praised by Jack Ketchum, Stephen Graham Jones, James Newman, and Cemetery Dance. His books include Of Foster Homes and Flies, Stirring the Sheets, and Skullface Boy.

Show notes

  • [02:45]Life lessons growing up
  • [21:40] Memories at two or three
  • [27:45] Aged twelve, Chad on probation
  • [33:25] Interest in punk and metal music
  • [42:10] Rekindling relationship with dad at fifteen
  • [47:30] Reading and writing
  • [53:30] Pursuing writing seriously
  • [01:04:55] Breakthrough and writing more seriously in 2014
  • [01:11:45] First zombie story sale
  • [01:14:45] Defining and difficult moments as a writer

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