Welcome to my website – a place for words and pictures. Words because that is what I do, and pictures because they say so much more than my words can ever say.

Photo: Half Dome, Yosemite National Park, California


July brings heat waves and waved flags, and I’ve turned up the  heat on my summer projects: publish my new novel, Aransas Morning, and a collection of essays on the theme of community. Some of those essays come from my weekly Blog posts.

For the July 4th holiday, here is an excerpt from Grandpa Jack, my novel about a common man with an uncommon challenge: Grandpa Jack – Independence Day

And here are some more summer offerings:

Bluebonnet Daze, a short story about a Texas tradition,

Cottonwood Snow, a story set to rhyme about a journey home,

Lessons from the Garden, some thoughts about the gardens of our lives.

Thanks for stopping by!


Photo: Tree grove, Yosemite National Park, California



A few notes about myself:

I had my first piece of creative writing published in a school district anthology as a second grader, and I’ve been writing ever since. I majored in Journalism at Baylor University and was editor of the Baylor Lariat campus newspaper. I began my professional career at the Waco Tribune-Herald and have written for newspapers, magazines, businesses, non-profit organizations and government agencies. I currently live and work as a freelance writer in Garland, Texas, with my wife LeAnn.

I’ve published four books: “Grandpa Jack,” a novel about a local hero who becomes a third-party candidate for president; “The Snowman Uprising on Hickory Lane,” a tale for older children about what happens when you bully the wrong person; “Jonah Prophet,” an allegory on the Old Testament Book of Jonah set in the modern business world; and “When the Light Returned to Main Street,” a collection of short stories with Christmas themes.

A new novel, “Aransas Morning,” about a group of individuals who find redemption and family on the Texas Gulf Coast, is headed toward publication, as is a collection of essays on the theme of “community” in its many forms. Many of these come from my weekly blog for Wilshire Baptist Church in Dallas.

A more formal resume can be found here: Jeff Hampton.


Glad you stopped by. Your comments and feedback are always welcome.

Jeff Hampton

901 W. Avenue E

Garland, TX 75040




Photo:  Kings River, Kings Canyon National Park, California