Alma H. Bond, PhD


Dr. Alma H. Bond is a member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors, Florida Freelance Writers Association, the Dramatists Guild, and the Writers Guild. She is also belongs to the International Psychoanalytic Association, American Psychological Association, is a fellow and faculty member of the Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research, etc. etc. She retired from a highly successful Manhattan practice as a psychoanalyst in 1991 to write full time in Key West, Florida.

And to teach. She is teaching a course entitled "Psychology in Writing." Here is the course description:

"Stories are about people -- what makes us tick, how and why we change. This course is study of the way psychology plays a role in all our characters. You will read stories with a psychological understructure (including dreams) for discussion and analysis. Then you'll try your hand at writing your own stories using the psychological principals you have learned.

At the end of this course, you will have a better understanding of character motivation and behavior. As a result, you will be able to construct better characters and more easily adapt real people to function in your fiction."

For more information on this course, check out the website for this

Since retiring from her practice, Dr. Bond has had nineteen books published. Each of them can be purchased from by going to Amazon's Alma H Bond's books Or, if you would like to purchase an autographed copy, you can e-mail Dr. Bond at Some of her books include:

Jackie O: On the Couch: Inside the Mind and Life of Jackie Kennedy Onassis
America's First Woman Warrior: The Courage of Deborah Sampson
Why I'm Not Afraid To Die
The Autobiography of Maria Callas: A Novel
On Becoming a Grandparent: A Diary of Family Discovery
Is There Life After Analysis?
Dream Portrait: A Study of Nineteen Sequential Dreams As Indicators of Pretermination
Profiles of Key West
Camille Claudel: A Novel
The Tree That Could Fly
Murder on the Streetcar (Dr. Mary Wells Mystery series)
The Deadly Jigsaw Puzzle (Dr. Mary Wells Mystery Series)
Who Killed Marcia Maynard (Dr. Mary Wells Mystery series)
Who Killed Virginia Woolf?: A Psychobiography
Aspects of Psychoanalysis
I Married Dr. Jekyll and Woke Up Mrs. Hyde: or What Happens To Love
Tales of Psychology: Short Stories to Make You Wise
Michelle Obama, a Biography
MARGARET MAHLER: A Biography of the Psychoanalyst
And she is working hard on: Lady Macbeth: On the Couch. (Freud said that nobody knows why she helped Macbeth to kill King Duncan. To find out why, read the book).

Her play Maria (also about Maria Callas) was recently given a staged reading by Waterloo Bridge Theatre in Manhattan, to much acclaim. It was also a winner of the Southern Appalachian Theatre Festival last year, and was given a reading there, as well as at the Waterfront Theatre in Key West, Florida.

Dr. Bond has had many professional articles published in prestigious psychoanalytic journals, and has written numerous interviews for magazines and newspapers. Two of her favorites are My Memories of Marlon Brando, published in Remember, and The Romance of the Golden Greeks: Maria Callas and Aristotle Onassis, in Greece Travel Magazine. Both articles received awards for fine journalism from the state of Florida. She was on the faculty of the Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research for many years, and is now a faculty member of ASJA member Tim Perrin's online Writers School.

She was runner-up in the First Novel Contest of Hemingway Days, and received many FFWA State of Florida awards for published articles, interviews, and novel chapters. Her short story, The Latch That Wouldn't Lock, was included in Ten Top Short Stories of 1993. She is listed in Who's Who in America 2000, International Authors and Writers Who's Who, and twenty other biographies.

And recently she personally interviewed Dr. Ian Wilmut, the creator of Dolly the Sheep, on the subject of cloning. You can read this remarkable interview on the web by clicking here: Dr Ian Wilmut

Dr. Bond is the widow of the late stage, screen, and TV actor, Rudy Bond, whose book "I Rode A Streetcar Named Desire", was just published posthumously by Birch Brook Press. She is the mother of Zane Bond, Jonathan Bond (CEO of the hip advertising agency, Kirshenbaum and Bond), and Janet Bond Brill. Jonathan's book, Under the Radar, was published last year by John Wiley and Sons. She is the proud grandmother of five children.