Interview with Jeff Bond

Interview with Jeff Bond, Author of The Winner Maker

Interview with Jeff Bond, Author of The Winner Maker

What genre do you write and why?

I write in a range of genres, but most of my books—broadly speaking—are thrillers. The Winner Maker is on the character-driven/upmarket end of the range, while my follow-up, Blackquest 40, is more of a go-go thriller. I also have a big, Indiana Jones style adventure book in the works, as well as a political thriller. I’ve even kicked around the idea of a space opera series.
Tell us about your latest book.
Interview with Jeff Bond, Author of The Winner Maker
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The Winner Maker tells the story of a polarizing high-school teacher gone missing, a story Kirkus Reviews calls “thrilling…an exhilarating and emotionally astute mystery.”
What formats is the book available in?
The Winner Maker will be available on 12/1/2018 in paperback, ebook, and audiobook formats.
Who are your favourite authors?
Gillian Flynn, Tana French, Harlan Coben, Jonathan Franzen, Nick Hornby.
Where can people find out more about you and your writing?
At my website,
Why do you think readers are going to enjoy your book?

The Winner Maker is unique in that it delivers high-octane thrills and reversals in the style of Harlan Coben or James Patterson, but does it using complex, likable characters you’ll recognize from real life.

I thought Kirkus captured this well: “Bond collapses two distinct literary genres into one seamless novelistic whole: a mystery and an emotional drama…The novel's central mystery is thrilling, but the true spine of the tale is the fragile connections between the past Winners, who must not only investigate Fiske's disappearance, but also the authenticity of their lives and friendships.”

Where can a reader purchase your book?

You can pick up The Winner Maker from Amazon, Barnes & Noble (online and select physical locations), and several independent bookstores across the country.           

Interview with Jeff Bond, Author of The Winner Maker
What is your work in progress? Tell us about it.

My follow-up is called Blackquest 40. It’s a fresh take on the Die Hard formula about San Francisco tech workers whose office is locked down for a forty-hour corporate training exercise—or so they’re told as the story begins. I’m just finishing final edits and plan a mid-May release.

What books or authors have most influenced your life?

At three different points in my life, I read a story that completely reinvigorated my passion for books. In college, War and Peace. Around twenty-five, The Corrections. And closer to thirty-five, Gone Girl.

When you’re not writing, how do you spend your time?

I have nine- and six-year-old daughter, for whom I’m the primary caregiver. They get me in nearly all my non-writing time. When I do have a moment away from the laptop and kids, I try to catch a game of basketball.


  1. When I see thrilling, I know that is a book for me. I now want to read this.

  2. Thanks for the interview, Jo -- I appreciate it!


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