Hampton Sides is best known for his epic adventure stories, often set in war time or depicting expeditions of exploration and discovery. His historical works include Ghost Soldiers, Blood and Thunder, and In the Kingdom of Ice. Editor-at-large for Outside magazine and a frequent contributor to National Geographic, he teaches narrative non-fiction at Colorado College, where he is Journalist-in-Residence. Hampton is also a partner of Atalaya Productions, a Santa Fe–based independent production company that develops period dramas for the screen.

Personal website: www.hamptonsides.com