Interview with Kim Bond

What's the story behind your latest book?
Spiritual Citizens: A Christian Fiction Anthology was born out of my desire to help others draw near to Christ through Christian fiction. It is a forever free ebook so economic boundaries will not hinder a heartfelt desire to come near to God.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
The best thing is about being a writer is the opportunity to express my faith and invite others into it.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I love to spend time with my husband and children. Whether we are on a bike ride through Jefferson Barracks park or swimming in the pool, we always have fun together.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I was born in Saint Louis, Missouri. Missouri is the shared birthplace of famous authors like Mark Twain, Maya Angelou, Laura Ingalls Wilder, and Tennessee Williams. I also spent much of my childhood in a suburb north of Atlanta, Georgia. You can see some southern influence in my writing as well.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
My Little Golden Books and Dr. Seuss books were well-loved. One day in elementary school, I checked out my first chapter book. It was called "The Witch of Blackbird Pond" by Elizabeth George Speare. After that, I was hooked on chapter books until my children were born. Then I began reading them Dr. Seuss and the Little Golden Books with a renewed sense of fondness.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
All of my favorite books can be found within the Holy Bible. I love the book of Hebrews, Ruth, Jonah, Song of Solomon, and Matthew. (I could keep going!) When I read the book of Hebrews, it seems as though God is revealing the mysteries of the universe to me. The book of Ruth and Jonah communicate so many things to me: perseverance, loyalty, strength, and hope. In the Song of Solomon and Matthew, all I can see is God's love for us—to which I cling.
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
I am on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Goodreads, Bookdaily, Wordpress, Christianwriters.com, Faithwriters.com, Christianchat.com, and more. It is difficult for me to gauge the effectiveness of each, but it is fun to interact with the worldwide online community of believers.
When did you first start writing?
One of my first memories was of me inventing a written language. I had not yet learned how to write so I created my own symbols and meanings (then promptly forgot them all). The day I learned cursive and the day I was permitted to write in pen were both memorable for me. In school, teachers recognized my talent for poetry. In 2002, my writing skill was mostly used for business—resulting in approximately 1,000 business emails per year. I got serious about short story writing in 2008. Now my writing appears in thirty publications. Then, I went on to publish my own chapbook and short story collection. Most recently, I edited testimony collection, poetry collection, and fiction anthology.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I wanted to spend more time writing and less time submitting. Plus I wanted to communicate a stronger message of the gospel than I think publishers wanted to accept so I became an indie author.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
The first story I ever wrote was based on a dream so lovely I did not want to wake from it. I began writing the story so I could return to the blissful state I felt during my dream. My stories still incorporate feeling along with a message.
Published 2015-04-22.
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Books by This Author

Childhood Remembrances
Price: Free! Words: 11,320. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Christianity, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Childhood Remembrances is an anthology of brief memoirs. Experience someone's best day, worst day, or somewhere in-between and gain wisdom from the lessons they learned. Authors include Ben Fine, Deborah Hansen, J. Ross Archer, Judy K. Haught, Leslie Anne Wood, M. Liebchen, Rebecca D. Bruner, Sandra L. Hickman, Sandy Loam, Saranya Sridharan, Sumeet Manohare, and Wanda J. Burnside.
Political Questions for Christians
Price: Free! Words: 8,100. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics & Current Affairs » US Constitution, Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Christian Life / Prayer
Political Questions for Christians has been written to help American believers explore their own opinions on political issues. It aims to spark intense interest in the reader and engage meaningful conversation among family members. Each political issue includes a brief overview, applicable Bible verses, a list of questions, and a related prayer.
The Meaning of Life Chapbook
Price: Free! Words: 2,660. Language: English. Published: July 18, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Contemporary, Fiction » Poetry » Spiritual
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The Meaning of Life Chapbook by Kim Bond examines our purpose in life and hindrances to living out our potential. Readers will enjoy a range of Christian poetry with themes like anxiety, fear, and worry. Be inspired to to reach out for peace, love, and wholeness. Poems include "Ashes," "The Pinnacle of Life," "Nefarious But True," and many more.
Menagerie: An Anthology of Christian Writing
Price: Free! Words: 8,360. Language: English. Published: December 22, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Short stories, Fiction » Poetry » Spiritual
An arrangement of reverent, humorous, and touching pieces that are consistent with Christian values has been compiled for your enjoyment. This diverse collection of stories and poems includes writings from a variety of authors.
A Love Story: My Relationship With Christ
Price: Free! Words: 4,940. Language: English. Published: August 30, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Christian Life / General, Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Faith
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A Love Story: My Relationship With Christ recounts interactions between the Almighty God and a normal Christian. It begins with Kim Bond's brief explanation of how she came to know Christ and continues with over fifteen more examples of the Lord's impact on her life. You are invited to gain more insight into God's character through His connection with mankind in the twenty-first century.
亲爱的怀疑的托马斯·
Price: Free! Words: 770. Language: Chinese (simplified). Published: June 15, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Christianity
亲爱的怀疑 Thomas 地址常见的疑问关于基督教的一系列的公开信件。 它包括了《圣经》和逻辑支持基督教的信仰。 这一简短的书的目的是帮助读者了解基督教认为, 堕胎、奴役、同性恋和更多的工作。
Dear Doubting Thomas
Price: Free! Words: 5,910. Language: English. Published: June 13, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Christianity, Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Faith
Dear Doubting Thomas addresses common areas of doubt with regards to Christianity in the form of a series of open letters. It consists of Biblical and logical support for Christian beliefs. This short book aims to help readers understand the Christian view of abortion, slavery, homosexuality, and much more.
Blessed Creation: A Christian Poetry Collection
Price: Free! Words: 5,410. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Spiritual
Blessed Creation: A Christian Poetry Collection includes forty outstanding creation-themed poems by various authors. This anthology seeks to remind us that all of creation is a remarkable gift from God.
Your Heart: A Chapbook of Christian Poems
Price: Free! Words: 2,120. Language: English. Published: August 12, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Spiritual
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Your Heart: A Chapbook of Christian Poems by Kim Bond includes over twenty poems. It contains rhyming, syllable, and free verse poetry like "Extraordinary Love," "A Poem Prayer," "Faith," and "Little Things."
Sacred Life: A Chapbook of Christian Poems
Price: Free! Words: 2,920. Language: English. Published: April 22, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Spiritual, Fiction » Christian » General
Sacred Life: A Chapbook of Christian Poems by Kim Bond includes over twenty poems. It contains rhyming, syllable, and free verse poetry like "Jehovah Jireh," "God's Word," "Torn," and "Balloons and Paperweights."
A través de la nube arremolinada
Price: Free! Words: 4,380. Language: Spanish. Published: April 20, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Fantasy, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
A través de los remolinos de la nube es un libro Cristiano para jóvenes adultos o cualquier persona que goza de ficción para adultos jóvenes. Seis-año-viejo Callie tropieza en el remolino de túnel y accidentalmente viaja a través del espacio y del tiempo. Unirse a ella para un viaje lleno de diversión!
通过洄游的云
Price: Free! Words: 460. Language: Chinese (simplified). Published: April 20, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Fantasy, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
通过洄游的云是基督教的书,年轻的成年人或任何人享有年轻的成人小说。 一位年轻的人磕磕绊绊到了凛冽的隧道和意外地穿越时间和空间。 加入她的充满乐趣的旅程!
Through the Swirling Cloud
Price: Free! Words: 4,260. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure, Fiction » Children’s books » Religious / Christian / Science Fiction
Through the Swirling Cloud is a Christian book for young adults or anyone who enjoys young adult fiction. Six-year-old Callie stumbles onto the swirling tunnel and accidentally travels through space and time. Join her for a fun-filled trip!
Beseeching Grace: An International Prayer Collection
Price: Free! Words: 9,640. Language: English. Published: March 6, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Prayerbooks / Christian
Beseeching Grace: An International Prayer Collection includes over twenty-five beautiful prayers for a variety of countries around the world. It was written by talented authors with a desire to enrich your devotional time with God.
就像鷹翼:祈禱書
Price: Free! Words: 520. Language: Chinese (traditional). Published: October 13, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Prayerbooks / Christian
就像鷹翼:祈禱書包括超過三十祈禱令人鼓舞,豐富你的時間與神。 它結合多種類型的祈禱例如贊美的萬能的上帝,呼吁為你自己心靈成長,祝福的親人,和更多. 這本書包含字你總是意味著,祈求,你可以不覺得這句話,說。
Alas como Las Águilas: un Libro de Oración
Price: Free! Words: 6,070. Language: Spanish. Published: September 18, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Prayerbooks / Christian
Alas como Las Águilas: un Libro de Oración incluye más de treinta oraciones inspiradas para enriquecer su tiempo con Dios. Combina varios tipos de oraciones de alabanza a Dios Todopoderoso, los recursos de su propio crecimiento espiritual, bendiciones para sus seres queridos, y mucho más.
Asas como as águias. Um livro de orações
Price: Free! Words: 6,010. Language: Portuguese. Published: September 14, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Prayerbooks / Christian
Asas como as águias: um livro de oração inclui mais de trinta inspiradoras orações para enriquecer o seu tempo com Deus. Este livro contém as palavras que você sempre significou a rezar quando você não poderia encontrar as palavras para dizer.
Wings Like Eagles: A Prayer Book
Price: Free! Words: 5,770. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Prayerbooks / Christian, Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Christian Life / Prayer
Wings Like Eagles: A Prayer Book includes over thirty inspiring prayers to enrich your time with God. It combines multiple types of prayers such as praise to the Almighty God, appeals for your own spiritual growth, blessings for loved ones, and more. This book contains the words you always meant to pray when you could not find the words to say.
Aventuras de Koba
Price: Free! Words: 11,070. Language: Spanish. Published: May 20, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Fantasy
Aventuras de Koba tiene lugar en un ámbito entre el cielo y la Tierra. De quince años llamado viaje gemelos y Sarah debe proteger un cuento de hadas del enemigo. (Este libro es adecuado para los menores, los adultos jóvenes, y todo aquel que disfruta YA Cristiano ficción.)
Don sobre el Altar
Price: Free! Words: 20,540. Language: Spanish. Published: May 20, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Christian Life / General
Don sobre el Altar es un libro de no ficción llena de las Escrituras buenos consejos para la vida cristiana. Los temas incluyen el tratamiento con pensamientos negativos, abarcando un matrimonio feliz, y enriquecer su vida de oración.
Adventures in Koba
Price: Free! Words: 10,770. Language: English. Published: May 13, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Fantasy
Adventures in Koba takes place in a realm between heaven and Earth. Fifteen-year-old twins named Trip and Sarah must protect a fairy from the Enemy. (This book is appropriate for juveniles, young adults, and anyone who enjoys YA Christian fiction.)
Gift at the Altar
Price: Free! Words: 19,440. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Christian Life / General
Gift at the Altar is a nonfiction book filled with Scripturally sound advice for Christian living. Topics include dealing with negative thoughts, embracing a happy marriage, and enriching your prayer life.
Lo sgabello dei piedi: una storia breve raccolta Cristiana
Price: Free! Words: 28,930. Language: Italian. Published: April 15, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Short stories
Più di venti storie appaiono in lo sgabello dei piedi: UNA Breve storia cristiana raccolta di Kim Bond. Storie in genere dalla speculazione letteraria.
Nie verlassen: Ein Zeugnis Sammlung
Price: Free! Words: 16,870. Language: German. Published: April 15, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Christianity
Die überzeugendsten christlichen Zeugnissen aus dem Internet plus frische neue True-life-Konten werden in nie verlassen: Ein Zeugnis Sammlung. Stories zählen ein Drogenabhängiger wandte sich Pfarrer, ein Hindu Frau wandte sich Christian durch eine übernatürliche Erfahrung, eine Hure gedreht Pastor's Frau, und mächtige Visionen.
脚凳的:一个基督徒短故事集合
Price: Free! Words: 2,620. Language: Chinese (simplified). Published: April 15, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Short stories
在0层楼出现在脚凳:一个基督徒的简短的故事收集金债券。 在流派故事范围从推理到文学。
Nunca abandonado: un testimonio Colección
Price: Free! Words: 18,030. Language: Spanish. Published: April 15, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Christianity
Los más convincentes testimonios cristianos de la internet plus nueva vida real nunca cuentas aparecen en Desamparados: un testimonio Colección. Historias incluyen un drogadicto convertido pastor, una mujer hindú Cristianos a través de una experiencia sobrenatural, una prostituta se esposa del pastor y las potentes visiones.
El estrado: una colección de cuentos Cristianos
Price: Free! Words: 30,500. Language: Spanish. Published: April 15, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Short stories
Más de veinte cuentos aparecen en el estrado: una colección de cuentos Cristianos por Kim Bond. Historias de género literario de especulativo. Kim Bond la ficción espiritual abarca, paranormal, y a veces absurdas temas templado con vena sarcástica y honesto comentario sobre la sociedad y la cultura.
Spiritual Citizens: A Christian Fiction Anthology
Price: Free! Words: 10,960. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Short stories
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Spiritual Citizens: A Christian Fiction Anthology includes short stories by Jan Ackerson, Michael Austin, Joseph Courtemanche, Voni Harris, Judy Haught, Nancy LaRonda Johnson, John Mark Miller, Tolulope Popool, Esther and Richard Provencher, Chong Shipei, Charles W. Short, Gerald Shuler, and Lynn Wehmeyer.
Creator: A Christian Poetry Collection
Price: Free! Words: 5,180. Language: English. Published: March 24, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Spiritual
Creator: A Christian Poetry Collection includes over 20 incredible poems by various authors. Draw nearer to our Lord as you enjoy spiritual poetry that expresses joy, grief, admiration, regret, and devotion with creative intensity.
Never Forsaken: A Testimony Collection
Price: Free! Words: 17,530. Language: English. Published: March 24, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Christian Life / Inspirational, Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Christianity
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
The most compelling Christian testimonies from the internet plus fresh new true-life accounts appear in Never Forsaken: A Testimony Collection. Stories include a drug addict turned pastor, a Hindu woman turned Christian through a supernatural experience, a prostitute turned pastor’s wife, and powerful visions.
Worthy: A Chapbook of Christian Poems
Price: Free! Words: 4,180. Language: English. Published: March 23, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Spiritual
(5.00 from 1 review)
Worthy: A Chapbook of Christian Poems presents over thirty faith-based poems by Kim Bond.
The Footstool: A Christian Short Story Collection
Price: Free! Words: 29,260. Language: English. Published: March 23, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Short stories
Over twenty stories appear in The Footstool: A Christian Short Story Collection by Kim Bond. Stories range in genre from speculative to literary.