Thursday, September 18, 2014

An Interview With Royce Bond Author of The Summoning of The One

We're fortunate to have Royce Bond visiting my blog today as part of his blog tour for his latest book The Summoning of The One published by Morris Publishing Australia. Thank you, Royce, for the following interview.

Did you have the manuscript professionally edited before it went to the publisher?

I am a part of a writing group in Rockhampton. We meet once a week and edit each another’s work. 

My publisher was the head of this group, so in a sense I had about half a dozen editors make suggestions about my book before it was submitted.

Did you submit your manuscript to many publishers before you had an offer to publish?

No, I was fortunate. My publisher asked if she could publish the series.

How did you become a writer?

I watched a television program called The A Team. At the end of each show, the writer of the show was shown at a type writer, where he pulled a sheet of paper from it and it floated into the air. It may sound funny, but that image inspired me. 

I had so many stories inside my head that I just wanted to get them out and onto paper. I didn’t care at that time about publishing. I just wanted to write.  

My first attempts were terrible, but the more I wrote and read the better I became. I read a lot of “How to Write” books and magazines, so I could learn the techniques of writing.


Title: The Summoning of The One – Book 2 in The Knights of Katesch                                  
AUTHOR: Royce Bond 
ISBN:  978-0-9925052-0-2        
FORMATS:  eBook and  Paperback 
PUBLISHER:  Morris Publishing Australia
CATEGORY: Fantasy/adventure
AUDIENCE:  12 +  


Andrew Weatherby, a bullied computer nerd from Central Queensland is ripped from his world to lead The Knights of Katesch in their direct attack on Maligor the Destroyer. In the midst of the battle in Mountain City, he rescues princess Katarin to find he has been betrothed to her since birth. 

This feisty young lady risks her life to save Andrew. The Knights believe that have finally defeated Maligor after ten thousand years of conflict. In an attempt to escape the fanatic red guards seeking revenge for the death of their god, Agmar accidentally releases a monster army: the Kazdoom.


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Rockhampton resident, Royce Bond, published his first book, Kitchen Science, with Ashton Scholastic after he won the prestigious National B.H.P. /C.S.I.R.O. Science Teacher's Award. This book was used in schools throughout Australia, New Zealand, South East Asia, and in some schools in South America. Many books in the science field followed. 

Since his retirement, he has changed his writing to young adult fantasy novels. The Princess and The Pirate, the first in the series The Knights of Katesch was published by Morris Publishing Australia in 2013.

Royce is available for school visits. Please phone Elaine on 07 54 981 332 or email  


Follow the blog tour by selecting the link below. Each day you will learn a little more about this exciting book and its unique author. 

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