For speaking engagements, creative writing workshops or book signings, please contact:
William Hobbs Presents:
P.O. Box 824501
Pembroke Pines, FL 33082-4501
Hobbs performs a
poem dedicated to the novel's message
William Hobbs (aka William Ashanti Hobbs, III) is from Fort Lauderdale, Florida by way of Atlanta, GA. While attending Florida A&M University (FAMU), the college junior was inspired to found Meroen Press in 1991. Through that company, Hobbs published Pseudonymous, a collection of short stories and poems and the novel "The Chosen People: Africa's Lost Tale of Meroe", all in the same year. Sales allowed Hobbs to publish " Unconditionally" in 1996 as he graduated from FAMU. ("Worthy " is a rewritten version of " Unconditionally")
Hobbs' passion for writing and entrepreneurial spirit won him a McKnight Fellowship, which allowed him to pursue a masters and doctorate degree in creative writing from Florida State University (FSU). Hobbs graduated from FSU in 2004 and now teaches Creative Writing at Florida Memorial University. Hobbs is married to Dr. Tameka Hobbs and has two sons, Ashanti and Amiri. The martial arts lover is learning guitar, golf and, as always, is working on various writing projects.