Chris Hampton

Biography

Chris Hampton's journey with soccer began nearly forty years ago with trips to England for soccer camps, the English Football Association coaching school, Division II soccer at Rollins College in Florida, and a coaching career (mostly high school) that took him from Alaska to Arizona and, finally, to Southern California. Much of the setting for these stories was borrowed from those Southern California years, coaching while teaching high school English. For the past three years, Chris has taught at Monument Valley High School on the Navajo reservation in Arizona. He and his wife, Ann, now spend much of their time taking and teaching classes on traditional wilderness skills, traveling, and writing about their experiences.

Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in a military family-Air Force-and moved from place to place every few years. Since graduating from high school and living my own life, I have continued to move and travel around the United States and parts of the world. The experiences from living in so many places have been important as a foundation for the stories I have written and ones still to come.
When did you first start writing?
I first started writing during the fall of my sophomore year in high school. It was a spontaneous thing, where I woke up in the early hours and simply started writing gibberish. Or, at least it seemed so when I woke back up later that day and read what I had written! But, it spurred me on to write more stories and poetry. Since I was already reading The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings once a year, my mind was full of fantastical places and creatures. I guess the writing offered a way for all that imaginative energy to express itself.
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Books

Cory's in Goal
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Price: Free! Words: 28,060. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2014. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
Cory Towson is the new kid at school and on the Grandview soccer team. When a split-second accident ends the star ‘keeper’s season, Cory also finds himself the new kid in goal, with the team’s hopes for the championship riding on his shoulders. With riveting action on and off the soccer pitch, Cory’s in Goal follows a boy’s quest for excellence and stability in his fast changing world.

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