Interview with Evan Bond

Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
It might not be the first story I ever wrote, but I remember one of the earliest ones. I was in fourth grade and wrote a horror story called The House. It was about a group of kids who ventured into a supposedly haunted house and their adventures inside. I wish I could remember more about it but that was so long ago.
How do you approach cover design?
After the book is planned out and I've already begun writing, I get with my graphic artist. From there, we go over the plot and the feel of the book. We bounce ideas off of each other and eventually come up with something. I enjoy the process of making a cover just as much as I do writing the book. It's a lot of fun coming up with something that people will be seeing first. I also love to be a part of the making process. For my book, Death Can Wait, I was actually included in the photo shoot for the front cover. All a lot of fun!
What are your five favorite books, and why?
I have read so many good books over the years, it's a difficult choice. I won't list them in any sort of ranked fashion, but first up would probably be Stephen King's The Stand. I remember reading that book when I was young and loving every minute of it. The story was engaging, the suspense was great, and the characters were all interesting.
Next, I'd say Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien. More specifically, The Fellowship of the Ring. It was a wonderful book with lovable characters and is, of course, a classic. The worlds were wonderfully crafted and beautifully described. At times, I felt like I was right there in middle earth, helping Frodo along his quest.
Third, Bram Stoker's Dracula. I loved the way this book was written. The diary entries were incredible and well formulated. It made the whole experience seem almost real and much more terrifying.
For my fourth, Orson Scott Card's Ender's Game. It was the first, true sci-fi book I read and I loved it. Ender Wiggin was an excellent character and I really felt for him. I wanted to see him succeed in his quest. I wanted to be Ender!
Last, I would have to chose Deception Point by Dan Brown. I read this book about 5 times. I absolutely loved it. The fast paced action, the interesting characters, the plot. It was all a lot of fun.
There are plenty of other books I would consider my favorites, as well as other authors. Timeline by Michael Crichton, Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the Jack Reacher books by Lee Child. The list could go on forever!
What do you read for pleasure?
I read a nice mixture of books for fun. Anything from Stephen King to Michael Crichton. Horror, suspense, action, thriller, mystery, sci-fi, etc. I love reading all sorts of genres of books!
What is your e-reading device of choice?
I currently have a Nook and I love it. I got one from my mother for Christmas several years ago. Back then, I didn't think I would like one. I loved the feel of a physical book in my hands, loved the smell. But after getting it, I realized how amazing it was. I could buy (and store) so many more books than before! I love my Nook!
When did you first start writing?
I was a young kid when I started writing little "horror" stories. I shared them with friends and family and they were generally well received. I only did it for fun back then and never really thought I would publish my very own books one day!
What do your fans mean to you?
Fans are everything. Without them, I'm telling a story to no one. I know what it is to be a fan, I'm one myself. I am a fan of many things and know how it feels to be passionate about something. If I can create that feeling for just one person with my writing, then I have truly become successful.
Published 2016-10-13.
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Books by This Author

Sins of the Mother
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 100,810. Language: English. Published: July 7, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Struggling with his new career choice, Ethan takes on his first major case. An eight year old boy is missing and the Miami Police Department has named the mother the prime suspect. Ethan finds, however, the truth is far darker than anyone could have imagined.
To the Wolves
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 96,160. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Detective Ethan McCormick is framed for murder after the death of a loved one shakes him to his core. As he hides from the law he desperately tries to find who is responsible for it all.