Interview with Timothy Bond

What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
My head is full of stories from decades of reading fantasy and science fiction, then thinking of interesting places in my mind. I absolutely love to share these stories with people, and of course writing is the best way to accomplish that.
What do your fans mean to you?
What I hope to accomplish with my writing is to generate a fan base for my work that is as excited about the next story as I am, who love the good guys and hate the bad guys like I do!
What are you working on next?
The Triadine Saga is a series, with dozens of books rattling around in my head. The Watcher's Keep is the first book, now published. The Dragon Rises is coming up next, due out in February. It continues the adventures of Peter and Alexandra as they take on all challenges.
Who are your favorite authors?
Tolkien inspired me to read deep into the fantasy genre. Brooks inspired me to actually write. I have very eclectic tastes in books though, and tend to follow an author through all of his writing experiments. Currently loving David Dalglish.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
When I wake up in the morning, I greet each day with a smile and see the glass half full. Life is wonderful, even though we all have our own unique challenges. Face the day with a smile on your face and the world will smile back at you!
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I am still a full time engineering manager, so writing is my evening and weekend passion right now. Someday I hope to be able to write full time.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I check out the new independent authors and read their reviews. This is why reviews are so critical to all independent authors. We live and die by YOUR reviews! Tell all your friends about my books :)
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
I wrote a short story fantasy when I was in junior high that had elements of world building, emotional interplay between characters, a love story, a bumbling wizard and a changeling. The changeling made it into The Triadine Saga. His name in Ingk.
What is your writing process?
I write one evening, using Storyist either on my Mac or my iPad, then the next I edit. I repeat this during the week, alternating between writing and editing, then try to do at least one marathon session on the weekend. I'm what they call a "pantser" because I write by the seat of my pants. I have outlines, but they don't last long since my characters have minds of their own and I simply write about what they do!
How do you approach cover design?
I have a wonderful cover artist named Jeanine Henning (jhillustration.wordpress.com). I share the store synopsis with her as well as the feeling that I want for the cover. We then work together on the details and iterations until we love the end result. I hope you like my covers as much as I do!
Published 2014-12-13.
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Books by This Author

A Kingdom Fallen: An Epic Fantasy
Series: The Triadine Saga. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 177,270. Language: English. Published: December 22, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » General
In this continuation of the epic fantasy series–The Triadine Saga–Peter we follow Peter and Alexandra as they continue to fight for the salvation of the world.
The Triadine Saga Box Set 1: An Epic Fantasy
Price: $6.49 USD. Words: 460,940. Language: English. Published: May 26, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » General
The Triadine Saga Box Set 1 is the first box set of the epic fantasy series, The Triadine Saga, and brings you the first three books in the series. Prophecy’s Queen The Watcher’s Keep The Dragon Rises
Prophecy's Queen: An Epic Fantasy
Series: The Triadine Saga, Book 0. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 40,620. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » General
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In this prequel novella to the epic fantasy series The Triadine Saga, we follow the Elven Princess Rozlynn as she struggles with her role in The Prophecy and what she must do to keep the world from falling into darkness.
The Dragon Rises: An Epic Fantasy
Series: The Triadine Saga. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 148,770. Language: English. Published: February 10, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » General
In this continuation of the epic fantasy The Watcher's Keep, the battle between good and evil continues. Goblins are growing in strength and boldness, venturing into the world to battle both men and dwarves. The elves continue to be locked away in seclusion allowing caution and betrayal to guide them to their destiny. Will the Children of the Prophecy fulfill their destiny or will evil triumph.
The Watcher's Keep: An Epic Fantasy
Series: The Triadine Saga. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 274,720. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » General
Join the Children of the Prophecy as they pursue the fabled Triadine, a talisman of unequaled power, in an attempt to banish the Dark Wizard from the land once and for all.