Schalk Holloway is a subject literature author in the fields of Christian ministry, as well as professional combatives instruction. His first book, ‘Die Groot Storie’, was traditionally published by Struik Christian Media (CSM is the preeminent publisher for Christian books in South Africa), and can be found on the shelves of most South African chain bookstores. ‘The Maul Book‘, co-authored by Gavin Coleman, as well as his ‘Schalk’s Little Book Series‘, can be found on Amazon.
In 2022 Schalk suffered a severe injury leading to multiple surgeries and a long period of recovery. Subsequently, he retired from certain instructional and operational environments. He is now enjoying an independent career as novelist. His first novels, ‘The Brooklyn Saga’, are a crossover between psychological thriller and realistic fiction. These books draw inspiration from his extensive experience running interventions and operations in at-risk communities. Schalk is currently also working on more titles for his ‘Little Book Series’ and a new string of hard scifi action novels.
Neurodivergence and PTSD themes feature strongly in in all Schalk’s tales.
WHAT IS SCHALK’S BACKGROUND?
Schalk’s professional background lies in Christian ministry; professional combatives, firearms, and tactical instruction; grass-roots level interventions in at-risk communities; as well as tactical and intelligence based operations in select security and policing environments (references available upon verified request).
Schalk is a survivor of childhood trauma (violence and sexual abuse). He manages both neurodivergence and ptsd stemming from his past. His unique background allows him to incorporate the themes of neurodivergence (esp. OCD), C/PTSD, and working from a posture of trauma awareness, with earned authority.