F Hampton Carmine

Biography

Hampton Carmine or F. Hampton Carmine, more formally, has been writing stories since high school in the early sixties when he completed three sci/fi novels that still exist in red ink on pulp pencil tablets as instruments of humility.

He was born in the small college town of Oakland City, Indiana where his dad was in music school. His youth was spent in the midwest but he went to college in North Carolina at East Carolina University achieving a degree in Psychology and advanced degrees in Speech and Language Pathology and Special Education. This was followed later by a degree in Computer Science, a career in state service and retirement to help raise a first grandchild.

He continues to write Fantasy and Sci/Fi as well as compose music for band and orchestra while living in Raleigh, NC.

Smashwords Interview

Describe your desk
My desk is an island of chaos in the middle of the normal order of my house . It looks unusable but I know where every scrap of paper is and what's on them.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in the Midwest, specifically Missouri. According to my wife, it is the indeed the home for stubborn people. I of course, disagree - and I will never change my mind.

We lived mostly in the country where I happily explored forest, field and stream. To say nothing about those caves my friends and I squirmed into without telling anyone where we were going. I lived but I did not tell my mother until I was over forty years old; still got 'the look.'

I read voraciously, adventure and mystery, but especially Science Fiction. Later in my life I concentrated on Fantasy. My first three novels were completed while in high school and remain with me, handwritten on pulp pencil tablets in red ballpoint pen. I keep them as a reminder to strive for humility.

There is nothing like a great story told well.
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Books

Standoff at Europa
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,030. Language: English. Published: February 19, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
They discovered life in the deep oceans of Europa and it got out. The miners from the moons would not stop mining, the Mining Federation Police, and Earth Central blockaded all transport for fear of contagion. It all came to a head at Europa, and the newest hire, Crystal Murphy just happened to be in the wrong place at the right time.
Destiny's Handmaiden
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 91,390. Language: English. Published: October 16, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Destiny had a prophesy for The Dragon Isles. All would be transformed, but none more than Aislin and Caitrin. They suckled at the same breast, crawled and walked in the same nursery, studied with the same tutors, and felt like twins. Languages, academics, and courtly manners were learned together, but Caitrin was the Princess and Aislin was her handmaiden until a seer exposed their true destinies.
Written in Her Flesh
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,370. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Occult, Fiction » Horror » Ghost
Mary Katherine and her daughter, had just moved into her deceased husbands house on the Isle of Anglesey, Wales. Each night she is awakened clawing her way up through layers of sleep, driven by the anguish and terror in her daughter's screams. When she reaches her, blood greets her, Aline's fingers dripping red and sticky as she holds her hands over the freshly cut runes in her chest.
A Gift of Butterflies
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,850. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Inspirational
Mariposa was always surrounded by butterflies, even more so when she healed the sick and dying. But her gift of healing was not her main purpose on the earth. She had another even greater gift to give and finally it was time.
The Gluon Amplifier
You set the price! Words: 6,290. Language: English. Published: February 13, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Greg Pattersen took a chance for the mere image of a distressed women in a thick fog. He donned a spacesuit and allowed a monstrosity of a franken-ship to collect him as it destroyed the beach and all around it. He had to find her, had to find the secrets behind the monster ship, and had to survive.
Throwback
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,000. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
David Rheinbrücke had been called a throwback, a caveman, a Neanderthal as well as brows and Kong. His father had abandoned him when he was ten and his mother had died when he was a teenager. Now, as an adult and a college professor, he had to find the answers to his throwback appearance, but the world was not so easy now. A new ice age had taken the earth in its grip and was squeezing, hard.
The Seer, Destiny's Guardian
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,170. Language: English. Published: October 6, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
A 5000 word short story introducing the world of The Dragon Isles through the eyes of Liadan, the most powerful seer of her time. She laid the quill aside, as she watched the ink dry, accepting that for the first time in her life, she did not record her vision accurately. She would further compound the small lie hidden in the prophesy with an even larger lie of omission. Destiny was a hard master.
The Return of Princess Moonbeam Broadwing
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,160. Language: English. Published: October 6, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
A 5000 word short story. From the chaos of the emergency room, a young mother, and amnesiac, is pulled back from death's door only to discover her lost childhood memories have been restored by the electric shock. A childhood like few others; filled with kings and queens, princesses, fairies, tragedy and loss. Yet, she returns and brings with her a daughter who will have to figure it all out.
Man - Machine: A Journey
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,850. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
Three short stories exploring man's journey with and towards the machine. “Life is But a Dream” explores human intelligence and soul in a machine. “More Machine Than Human” explores the move towards Cyborgs and beyond. “An Arm and a Leg” explores what a society will give up to survive.
The Star Mark
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 100,670. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Starting with the five pointed star appearing on his forehead after arriving on the planet, he will confront the dissolution of his beliefs about the world and everything he believed about himself. He will leave behind his disastrous childhood, develop into a wizard as destined in order to save himself, TanLa, and the Earth itself, from Kan-No, the reigning non-corporeal evil presence.

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