Christopher Hooton is the author of both fiction and non-fiction works including two novels, entitled Observance and Peregrin East, and one travel memoir, entitled How to Backpack with Your Parents. He is currently working on his third novel entitled Of Titans and Nobles.
A science fiction thriller
Since human civilization nearly destroyed itself 84 years ago, The Curriculum has eliminated all violence by sending citizens on a series of trips back in time to condition out violent thoughts and tendencies. But the peace has just been broken by the first act of violence in the new civilization, a murder confessed to by a young genius. Now the fragile society must prepare for its first great challenge as it attempts to deal with a criminal at the edge of insanity and brilliance.
Observance is a science fiction thriller and mystery that follows Dr. Richmond Marshall, a lawyer and businessman, as he is unexpectedly recruited to defend the criminal at his trial. Teamed with a rising legal scholar named Charlotte Luca, the pair struggles with how to defend a man who has confessed to a crime completely unheard of in their society. As they delve into the crime and the mind of the murderer, they begin to suspect that something far bigger is at play, something that could shatter the very foundations of the delicate peace that humanity has built.
How to Backpack with Your Parents
A travel memoir
At the age of twenty-five, Chris prepared to leave his entry-level job for law school and adulthood. An avid traveler, he planned one last great adventure to the edges of the Andes and Amazon as a farewell trip to his youth. Then the unexpected happened - his sixty-year-old Midwestern parents asked if they could tag along.
How to Backpack with Your Parents is an incredible true story about how we come to appreciate the lessons of life and grow as individuals. It is a tale about the unbreakable bond between parents and their children and how we learn to love our family in new ways over time.
Peregrine East is a modern fairy tale that follows the journey of a young man coming to grip with his impending death as he runs away from his home, family, and friends in search of distraction and remedy. But this is not a story about tragedy or living well; it is a story about immortality and how we understand our own places in history. It is a man’s life condensed to a matter of weeks; a life that is battered, loved, exploited, befriended, and repeated until our protagonist finally understands who he is. It is a story about truth, dreams, and everything in between.