Chad Kultgen (born June 16, 1976) is an American novelist and journalist. He has published opinion pieces in The Huffington Post, and was a staff writer for Hits and the Weekly World News. His works have been reviewed by Maxim, Penthouse, and The New York Times among others. He has several writing and production credits, including The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, a 2013 film starring Steve Carell.
Critics have maintained that his male protagonists are misogynistic and trite. Kultgen says he frequently "get[s] messages from people who didn't enjoy the books. They tend to be a bit irate and usually take the time to tell me that I'm the worst living writer, the world would be a better place without me, I have no understanding of women or all of my books should be burned." A New York Times piece in 2011 interviewed people who asserted that characters in his works were based on them.