Bestselling novelist MIKE BOND has worked in many dangerous and war-torn regions of the world. His critically acclaimed novels portray the innate hunger of the human heart for good, the intense joys of love, the terror and fury of battle, the sinister conspiracies of dictators, corporations and politicians, and the beauty of the vanishing natural world.
For more information on Mike Bond, visit his website: https://mikebondbooks.com/
Biggest literary influencers:
Hemingway, Camus, Malraux, Tolstoy, Simenon, Irène Némirovsky
Last book read:
Se Souvenir des Jours de Fëte, Christian Signol
The book that changed your life:
How I Found Freedom in an Unfree World by Harry Browne. This bestseller of many years offers deep insights on how to find personal freedom without taking it from or harming others. For any writer, personal freedom is essential; in a way, all art is about it.
Your favorite literary character: I don’t have one. But I do like some of my own, specifically Pono, hero of the Pono Hawkins series. He’s like an old friend, someone you trust and listen to, but who doesn’t always do what you want, or what you think is good for him. He’s inexplicable and loveable, so my readers say.
Currently working on: The third in the Pono Harris series, which takes place in France. Also a trilogy set in the 1960s and a poetry collection. All due out soon.
Words to live by:
“Life is magical and mysterious. Be grateful and never take it for granted.”
Advice to new and aspiring authors:
Only do it if you can’t stop.
“Bond is the master of the existential thriller.”
“One of the 21st Century’s most exciting authors … spellbinding readers with a writing style that pits hard-boiled, force of nature-like characters against politically adept, staccato-paced plots.”
– Washington Time
“One of America’s best thriller writers.”
– Culture Buzz
“A master of the storytelling craft.”
– Midwest Book Review
“Bond never loses the reader’s attention … working that fatalistic margin where life and death are one and the existential reality leaves one caring only to survive.”
− Sunday Oregonian
“One of the best thriller writers, in the same league as Gerald Seymour and Frederick Forsyth.”
“Mike Bond is not only an acclaimed novelist… His intellect and creativity dance together on the pages, braiding fiction into deeper truths about ourselves, our nature, our government, our history and our future.”
– Where Truth Meets Fiction
“Bond touches on the vast and eerie depths that lie under the thin crust of civilization and the base instinct within man to survive.”
− Nottingham Observer (UK)
“Mike Bond’s books are a national treasure.”
– Art Zuckerman, WVOX
“Bond uses his gift for fiction to teach us hard truths about religion, human nature, and warfare.”
– Masterful Book Reviews
“Bond’s specialty in producing thrillers that editorialize human weakness and bring to light pressing world problems.”
– Yahoo Reviews
“A highly distinctive writer.”
− Liverpool Daily Post (UK)