John Bond is a raconteur, a recreational poker player with nearly 22,000 hours of play, about half in private games. He collaborated with Roy Cooke on his CardPlayer columns From February, 1992-July, 2010. He writes mystery stories set in the poker world, and has numerous miscellaneous publications from professional lawyer journals to travel writing. He is a former Miami Herald columnist and has a Masters of Fine Arts in Creative Writing.
A retired attorney, among various other accomplishments he is a real estate developer, PADI Course Director (instructor of SCUBA instructors), tour director, USCG licensed commercial boat captain, a licensed pilot and Realtor. A former newspaper editor, he has taught writing at a variety of institutions including Nova Southeastern University and Florida International University, Trinity College Dublin, the University of British Columbia and University College London.