“My task, which I am trying to achieve is, by the power of the written word, to make you hear, to make you feel ― it is, before all, to make you see.” ― Joseph Conrad
“You write in order to change the world...if you alter, even by a millimeter, the way people look at reality, then you can change it.” ― James Baldwin
Welcome to the website of C.W. Hambleton (Chris Hambleton). I mostly write fiction novels with some non-fiction ones throw in, along with blogging. I’m a software developer by trade, and writing books provides a nice break from working on code all day.
I wrote my first book called "Project Exodus" in the fall of 1992 when I started college, but soon became busy with school, career, family, and kids. I didn't start writing again until about 2007 and ended up publishing my first book "The Time of Jacob's Trouble" in 2008. And the rest (as they say) is history!
Aside from writing books and working on open-source apps, my other interests include spending time with my kids, traveling, hiking, volunteering, and devouring great fiction books (and yes, I'm on Goodreads!).
There's nothing better than escaping with a great novel or two (or three!), especially on a long summer day. Topics range from sci-fi to alternative history to speculative fiction.
For more serious reading, several nonfiction books are available with insights into American history, politics, and also Bible prophecy and exposition.
Kindle Singles are Amazon eBooks which are excerpts, portions, and condensed versions of the other available full-length titles.
“Blogging is to writing what extreme sports are to athletics: more free-form, more accident-prone, less formal, more alive. It is, in many ways, writing out loud.” ― Andrew Sullivan
“The goal, I suppose, any fiction writer has, no matter what your subject, is to hit the human heart and the tear ducts and the nape of the neck and to make a person feel something about the characters are going through and to experience the moral paradoxes and struggles of being human.” ― Tim O'Brien
“Nonfiction is both easier and harder to write than fiction. It's easier because the facts are already laid out before you, and there is already a narrative arc. What makes it harder is that you are not free to use your imagination and creativity to fill in any missing gaps within the story.” ― Amy Bloom
“Stories of all lengths and depths come from different parts of the cave. For a novel, you must lay in mental, physical and spiritual provision as for a siege or for a time of hectic explosions, while a short story is, or can be, a steady, timed flame like the lighting of a blow lamp on a building site full of dry tinder.” ― Jane Gardam
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