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


Aransas Morning, my new novel set in Port Aransas, Texas, is just days away from release. And that’s not a moment too soon, because in light of the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey in Port Aransas and beyond, we are taking pre-orders with 75% of the net proceeds going to recovery efforts in the region. We’re off to a great start and we’d love to have you join us in this effort. Please go to this link for details:

Aransas Morning

At the same time, I’ve gathered dozens of essays on community in its many forms and hope to have those available in a book in a couple of months.

During the late summer I test marketed some essays on Facebook that I called Lessons from the Garden. They are random thoughts about the gardens of our lives. I hope to have them in a book form sometime soon.

Thanks for stopping by!


Photo: Tree grove, Yosemite National Park, California


Attitude On Line

For Wilshire Baptist Church I’ve been mocked for using AOL for my email service. I was told it was “an antique.” That came from a friend who apparently had just noticed for the first time that my personal email is through AOL. He was kidding me, but still it made me feel a little self-conscious. 

In times such as this

For Wilshire Baptist Church  It’s hard to believe a week ago we were celebrating the cosmic wonder of a total solar eclipse. It was as if God was reminding us of his command and control of all that “was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be: world without end.”


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