Carol Hampson was born and raised in Louisiana. She moved to Colorado as a young woman to pursue a career in special education, later moving to the mountains southwest of Denver to raise a family. While her children were still young, she found her professional calling in life as a storyteller, performing original stories as well as myths and legends from world cultures. After attending the Cook Street School of Fine Cooking in Denver, she started her own company, staging dinner/performances for local audiences. In 2003, the sudden loss of her son, Christopher, became the inspiration for writing a memoir. Freedom to Fall is Carol’s first book.