Hello, I’m

Chance Gamble

Scholar & Author

“Small wonder that spell means both a story told, and a formula of power over living men.”

J.R.R. Tolkien


What I do


My academic interests focus primarily on the rhetorical aspects of narrative. My research covers rhetorical theory, narratology, philosophy, and fantasy fiction. 


I have worked in various educational roles for 5 years. Private tutoring, SAT/ACT Test Prep, ESL,  Ballroom Dance, and English Composition are all areas in which I have taught.



I hope to emulate C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien’s capacities for revolutionary academic scholarship, character, and powerful fantasy fiction. I revise my current fiction as I’m able.


Recent Projects

Grad SChool 180

3-minute speech on Tolkien that won 1st place and People’s Choice.

Writings by chance

Enter my world of fantasy fiction! 


Look through what I’ve completed so far in my professional academic journey.

In Other’s Words…


We really enjoyed your short story. It was engaging & compelling & beautifully written. I do hope you keep writing, as you have a great gift for it.

Revd Dr. Michael lloyd, Oxford University

The other judges and I were plowing
through the usual poor imitations of Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, and Twilight when we came across an entry that grabbed our attention: the story of an old man recalling a painful past for his grandchildren. Its unexpected content and stylistic elegance outshone any I have judged in this contest before or since.

Dr. Rebecca Dark, Dallas Baptist University

An Overview

About Me

The Story of My Life

1993 – Born.
2011 – Graduated Salutatorian from Longview Christian Heritage.
2014 – Studied abroad at Oxford University for one semester.
2015 – Graduated Summa Cum Laude from Dallas Baptist University.
2019 – Finished M.A. in English at UT Tyler.

Where I am now

I started my Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Composition at Texas Christian University in the Fall of 2019. I have written one novella and one novel, and plan to write another novella before beginning significant revisions on my fantasy canon.