Chuck Fair earned his stripes having written novels in different genres and in different voices. Having been a member of the Marine Corps, Screen Actors Guild and various workers' unions along with once being a newspaper executive affords him a diverse background. He is a resident of California and West Virginia. He is a prolific writer, approaching his craft more as an artist than an assembly-line writer. He has created novels, some 15 to 20, in more genres than most contemporary writers, having written detective, fantasy, paranormal, historical, Los Angeles and Appalachian Noir, literary novels, and toddler stories; in addition, he has created stage plays and screenplays. He strives for originality, exploring subjects most writers ignore.