Nat Hobson


Nat Hobson is the pseudonym of Melissa Barker-Simpson:

I truly believe the ability to write is part of my genetic make-up. Without it I have no identity. Creating different worlds and populating them makes me happy; it provides enough light to blind the darkness in my soul.

Sounds pretentious maybe, dramatic definitely, and yet it’s the truth. I’m an artist. I can be temperamental, moody and sometimes downright anti-social, but I love deeply and I try to be as good as I can be.

I write in different genres, but I created this pen name for my work under the category - contemporary romance. Nathaniel Hobson was my great-grandfather. He was a proud, hard-working man who loved his family and married his best friend. My fondest memories are of the stories he told, stories of ordinary people, stories of love.

Smashwords Interview

Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Not 'the' first, because I've been scribbling ideas since I could hold a pen. I do remember one particular story I wrote when in my teens. It was an over-the-top action story about a group of people who had to fight for their lives, and I didn't give my characters a chance to recover - they were thrown from one adventure into another! I really wish I'd kept a copy.
What is your writing process?
I start with a vivid character, and usually have a good idea about who they are and what story they want to tell. Because I'm naturally a pantser, I don't plan a great deal. I might have a basic outline, but usually, I let the characters tell the story and keep going until I have a first draft. Then I go back to the beginning and unpick; deleting, adding, formatting- a fun part of the process.
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Where to find Nat Hobson online

Where to buy in print


Addy's Choice
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 51,210. Language: English. Published: March 8, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Sometimes the hardest thing about lowering our defences is the fear of how far we might fall. That fear had been Adrienne Baxter’s driving force most of her life. It was far easier to hide behind her radio personality, feeding from her audience, than to risk exposure. When she meets Sebastian Davies, the station owner’s son, her carefully applied façade begins to slip.
Heart of Fire
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 41,580. Language: English. Published: March 8, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Tyler Davies was eighteen when he met the fiery beast he would later battle on a regular basis. Seduced by the beauty of her flaming touch, he had looked right into the heart of the fire and known she had claimed him. It was the second time he’d seen his future. The first was the day he met Lilly-May Saunders, a girl who burned so bright he was blind to anyone else.

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fiction    fire    friendship    love    radio    romance    winchester brothers