Dr. Alma H. Bond

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

Since her "retirement" Dr. Bond has had ten books published.  In addition to Tales of Psychology: Short Stories to Make You Wise which was published in 2002 by Paragon House,  Dr. Bond is the author of The Autobiography of Maria Callas, a Novel (Birch Brook Press, 1998, 2000), Who Killed Virginia Woolf? A Psychobiography (Human Sciences Press, 1989, iUniverse 2000, and a Behavioral Science Book-of-the-Month Club alternate), I Married Dr. Jekyll and Woke Up Mrs. Hyde, (ASJA Press, 2000), On Becoming a Grandparent (BridgeWorks Publishing, 1994), Is There Life After Analysis? (Baker Book House, 1993), Dream Portrait (International Universities Press, 1992), America's First Woman Warrior: The Courage of Deborah Sampson (with Lucy Freeman, Paragon Press, 1992), and Profiles of Key West (poho press, 1997). Her play Maria (about Maria Callas) was performed last year at Ye Waverly Inn in Manhattan.

She has had many professional articles published in prestigious psychoanalytic journals such as Psychoanalytic Quarterly, The International Journal of Psychoanalysis, and Journal of the American Academy of Psychoanalysis. She has also 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.  Her short story, "The Latch That Wouldn't Lock", was included in Ten Top Short Stories of 1993.

Dr. Bond was one of the first non-medical analysts to be made a member of the International Psychoanalytic Association, and is also a member of The American Psychological Association, The American Society of Journalists and Authors, The Florida Freelance Writers Association, The Dramatists Guild, and The Authors Guild.  She was runner-up in the First Novel Contest of Hemingway Days, and received many FFWA State of Florida awards for fine writing.  She is listed in twenty "Who's Who" biographies, including Who's Who in America, International Authors and Writers Who's Who, The World's Who's Who of Women, and twenty other biographies..

After Dr. Bond left her psychoanalytical practice, she moved to Bal Harbour, Florida, where she fulfilled a lifelong dream of becoming a full-time writer.  She is a fellow of the Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research where she was on the faculty for many years, and is now a faculty member of WritingSchool online, where she teaches Psychology and Writing.

Alma Bond is the widow of the late stage, screen, and TV actor, Rudy Bond, whose book I Rode a Streetcar Named Desire was published posthumously by Birch Brook Press.  She is the mother of Zane Bond, Jonathan Bond (CEO of the hip advertising agency, Kirschenbaum and Bond), and Janet Bond Brill.  Jonathan's book, Under the Radar, was published last year by John Wiley and Sons.  Zane's book, A Prophet Operating at a Loss, has just been published by Writers Club Press.  Janet recently received her Ph.D. in Nutrition at the University of Miami and her dissertation "On Obesity" is presently in publication.  Dr. Bond is the proud grandmother of five children, all of whom want to be writers.

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Posted 04/2003.

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