About Chance Maree

Chance 2There once was a young man, fiery by Sicilian and Cherokee blood, who served in the U.S. Marines and then won the love of the woman he most desired. He and this tall, blonde-haired, blue-eyed German beauty renounced their scrabble upbringing, that concrete box of city life—they were lured instead by country roads, nature’s serenades, and untrimmed pastures.

To their daughter, Chance Maree, they offered arm loads of books from the library every Sunday, a college education, and the certainty that if she worked hard enough, dreams would become real. Accustomed as she grew through literary travels, the daughter fled rural serenity to taste the complex textures of cities, work in executives positions for high-tech companies, earn a Master’s degree, and travel the world.

Chance Maree is now a bootstrap novelist and story-telling enthusiast who gravitates towards upmarket fiction with a speculative slant. She has published two novels, ALEXIOS, BEFORE DYING, and UNDAZZLED. Her writing is eclectic and strives for plots that twist and surprise. Chance has been transplanted to Texas by her astrophysicist husband where they live with three dogs and a native Texan, scorpion-killing cat.


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2 Responses “About Chance Maree” →
  1. Hi Chance
    I just came across your review of a Cussler book on goodreads.com while noticing you re a writer on your own!
    It is not common these days to find authors who write on their owns and your fellow writer Cussler is no exception.
    I realised that co_authored books often lack of originality and I wonder if they are entirely written by the co_author who uses the popularity of a big name for commercial purposes.
    I believe Cussler retired from writing more than 20 years ago since he started to co_author his books.
    A shame in my view.
    I m very interested in your books and I hope you will not follow in Cussler footprints when you ll be rich and famous.
    All the best.

  2. Hi John. It is difficult for writers to gain readership these days. There are hordes of us, and oceans of books crying out for readership. As in all struggles for survival, writers will try any means to gain employment, even if it is anonymous, such as ghost writing, or achieve fame, which might come from co-authoring with a big name. Those are all strategies.

    The real honor is to perfect the craft of writing, to communicate something that is either profound, or at least entertaining. I read Cussler because I like to read a wide variety of writers, and he is/was so successful. He resonates with quite a lot of people and I like to understand why that is, so perhaps that knowledge will improvement my own writing.

    Some big names in writing have become a brand, employing co-writer to increase their product line. Writing can be a business, like any other. Some readers don’t mind, because they know what to expect and just want something familiar. On the other hand, I’ve visited online forums where readers complain bitterly about their favorite author using co-authors. Like you, they think the big name loses creatively,or that special magic which drew the reader in the first place. Some readers actually think certain co-writers are better than others, and the co-writer develops their own fans.

    if a big name asked me to co-author, and I thought they were talented, I would accept in hope of learning from them. It would be a sort of internship. I doubt very much that this will ever happen, so, I continue to write and improve my own work. I love writing, and hope that folks will find my work worthy of their time. If I ever achieve success in the business, I doubt I would employ co-authors because it is not in my nature. I don’t think Steven King does, and I’m more like him than I am like James Patterson, who I admire, by the way. Both Patterson and King are good teachers, and they seem to want to help new writers. It is all about who you are as a human being. The rest, is only strategy and business goals.

    Anyway, nice to meet you, John.



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