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Nina Hobson

Currently homeless mother of four and grandmother of five and a past: computer instructor, online book proofreader/editor, pre-k teacher’s assistant and nursing school project assistant and I live in Ohio.

My interests vary and include: reading cozy mysteries, cooking & baking and watching horror movies. Not to mention, I have a bucket list a mile long, however, I can now scratch being a self-published author of speculative fiction or what I like to call, "soft horror," off of it.

Soft horror is what I refer to as horror's softer side. It's not too graphic, scary or intense for I have a deep love of monsters that show compassion...even though they'll still rip your guts out and feed on them if the occasion calls for it. Classic horror is a satisfying indulgence but it doesn't have to always be horrific to be enjoyable. For instance, zombies no longer simply lumber about, they can now flat-out run (Dawn of the Dead (2004)), hold down jobs (iZombie), lead a group of their own (Land of the Dead) and even cooperate with humans to an extent (Z Nation).

And I know there are others out there that share these views so to those...welcome my sisters and brothers to fiction our way.

Need information? Shoot an email to Wanna talk to me personally about your views on speculative fiction or soft horror? Drop me a line at