about me

My history is a story of varied experiences in various venues.  My resume, of sorts, is a laundry list of experience:  a furniture mover, grave digger, freight hauler, gold miner, window washer, insulation installer, firefighter, collegiate soccer player and coach, high school English teacher, wilderness healing school logistics manager, librarian, tree worker, tracking and wilderness survival student . . . that list makes a person wonder what my calling in life has been.  I never really recognized a calling. . . until I started the writing of Edge Walker.  This world of the Edge Walker is much like ours – mysterious and always unfolding.  Vast and amazing.

“I read this book in a weekend and haven't been able to shake the story in the couple weeks since. Chris Hampton wove an engrossing story of survival and family. It has an urgency rooted in its setting in a possible and near future.”


In 2001, I tried my hand at writing and produced two non-fiction books:  a soccer coaching manual and a book about improving focus. It taught me much about finishing a book and publishing it. Twelve years later, I began the journey of the Edge Walker Stories. This came about while my wife, Ann Mary, and I were living on the Navajo reservation in northeastern Arizona. A place of beauty populated by a people of beauty.

“Hampton’s writing style is unique and interesting, providing an almost tactile experience to his landscapes and characters. Like ancestral teaching styles, practical life skills are woven into the fabric of storytelling. I’m quite attached to the characters and will definitely be purchasing book 2.”


The story emerged organically. One day, scenes began playing out in my mind, knocking on my conscience to start writing them down. As the months went by, I wrote when the story insisted. Edge Walker is the first and Into the Veil  is the second in the series.

"I read half the start of the book and I love it. I love the way you write and the way you introduce your characters."


The third book should be available by the first part of 2021.

"It's been awhile since I have read a book that I had a hard time putting down. This is a great story of survival and adventure, with just a touch of the supernatural.”

Thank you for taking the time to join me in the worlds of the Edge Walker. I’d love to hear from you. To connect with me about the series, email me at  chrishamptonbooks@gmail.com.


Chris Hampton