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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Rick Kaempfer  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:ADULT Fiction Non-Fiction

Born: 1964 in Germany


Illinois Connection

Raised in Germany, Kaempfer now lives in suburban Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Before becoming a full-time writer, Rick Kaempfer was a nationally recognized radio producer in Chicago for Steve Dahl & Garry Meier and John Records Landecker. He also writes a a monthly media column for the ''Illinois Entertainer'', a daily blog, and is the editor-in-chief of the Cubs website Just One Bad Century. In 2011, he co-founded ''Eckhartz Press'', a boutique publishing company in Chicago, with David Stern.

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