Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Four Kings – Mike Ponder’s new novel

In 2007 Mike Ponder published The Windsor Conspiracy, a novel which questions whether the Monarchy's lust for power had gone too far. This year his new novel, Four Kings, published by Tangerine Publications, expands on the idea that conspiracy theories involving the Royal Family are behind world events. This time, the action takes place in Zimbabwe, where Mugabe’s resettlement of all white-owned farms has far-reaching consequences not only for farmers but for governments worldwide.

Characters from The Windsor Conspiracy return in Four Kings, although for new readers the plot of his new novel stands alone.  Mike says he wanted to write a book with global appeal. His inspiration for a Royal conspiracy came from reading an article about well-known people who may have used a double.  Prince Charles was one of them.

“Readers love conspiracy theories because they share that point of view but refuse to admit it.  In both my books I have woven the conspiracy theory around actual historical events which makes the plots extremely provocative for the reader. I found the plot for Four Kings so exciting I couldn’t wait to get it down on paper.”

Where to buy the book:


Hard copies 

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Born in 1943 he was raised in Lower Hutt, New Zealand, and educated at Hutt Valley High School where he first discovered he had a talent for art. However, it was not until he was in his early thirties that he he took up painting seriously. He believes that his unique and individual style is due in part to being self-taught.

During his three decades of professional painting, Mike has exhibited widely in New Zealand, UK, Australia and the USA, including with the five artists group. He has assisted and encouraged new artists through tutoring classes and weekend schools.

In 2001 Mike and Di decided to acept an offer from Fosters to take over the Estate as they had a desire to travel, to spend more time with their grandchildren and, of course, to paint.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Michael Ponder

Michael Ponder's blog is now up and running! Watch this spot for more of his paintings in the run up to the PONDER CLASSICS Exhibition starting late November.