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.
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Garland, TX 75040
Photo: Kings River, Kings Canyon National Park, California