Sigurjón Kristjánsson

Biography

Born in Reykjavík, Iceland 24th. December 1959.
Graduated from Commercial College in Business Management 1978 and from Breiðholt Comprehensive School in Business Administration with Computing 1980.

Has worked for Icelandic Government and local government in the UK.

Now freelancing as a translator/interpreter/localizer/proofreader and copywriter.

Married in 2009 to Jane Kristjánsson, and they have 2 children, a girl and a boy.

Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Reykjavík, Iceland, in an area called Skerjafjörður, which means, reef fjord, and is south of the airport. This was a secluded area, and in those days, most aircraft had propellers, so you would hear them come in, and you would allow your imagination to run wild.

We were influenced by American TV, as Iceland had no TV, till the middle 60's, around the time Surtsey erupted out of the sea, and we had only two radio stations: The Icelandic one, and AFRTS from The NATO Base, so books and home made entertainment was the in thing. - I used to put on plays in my back garden for the kids in the neighbourhood, so I think that because our imagination, wasn't stifled by information overflow, X-boxes and the like, our imagination kept us going.

I think this is why I'm very nostalgic, and when I mention what I call 'GOOD MOVIES', the first question I get, is:"Is it in Black and White, or is it actually in Colour?"
What motivated you to become an indie author?
When I was a kid, children's books, weren't easily available in Iceland, and were darn expensive, owing to how small the country is (then around 280 000 inhabitants, and now around 300 000 inhabitants), so my mum literally wrote books for my brother and myself.

Unfortunately, none of the manuscripts survive. She did, translate information, when she was a host nation teacher at A.T. Mahan, Elementary School, at the Keflavík NATO BASE, which was then plagiarized by her successor, and he has been profiting from her work. - That particular book, was on the Yule Lads, or Santa's helpers; I guess he ended up on Santa's naughty list for that one. (He says laughing out loud).
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Books

The Seventh Vial
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 22,390. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
World War 3 breaks out in the form of terrorism, but no one claims responsibility for the attacks. Against whom do you retaliate? The Book of Revelations, and other Predictions speak of this. This is one interpretation. All will be revealed, when the 7th angel pours out The Seventh Vial.
When Two Worlds Collide
Price: Free! Words: 24,830. Language: English. Published: June 17, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Sci-Fi Erotica, Fiction » Fantasy » General
A science fiction story about the planet Phaeton, that (possibly) used to exist in the area, now occupied by the asteroid belt, and what could have brought about its demise, as well as fictional belief system and ceremonies to complement the storyline. Controversial questions and speculations directed to the reader in the Afterword for the readers contemplation.
The £400 Rip Off
Price: Free! Words: 5,570. Language: English. Published: June 3, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Nonviolent
This book is the Modern Day Robin Hood, in fighting injustice. - Stop the rich from getting more rich and the poor getting poorer. See how you can get £400 immediately from 'The Portal' instead of them. A 19 page must read for those who want to fight injustice. How a family was lied to, to take on the most expensive lawyers in the U.K. More expensive, doesn't mean better quality
Truth Will Prevail or SS (Social Services) Gone Potty Over A Potty
Price: Free! Words: 34,050. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Nonviolent
A story of how local authorities and the medical profession alike,aided and abetted by solicitors and barristers, abuse the present legislation, to save face, when their ineptitude is threatened to be exposed, with no regard for truth and evidence. Since its inception, a lawyer who cares about the underdog gave LEGAL ADVICE. NOW in the addendum. Guilty until proven otherwise.
So38e
Price: Free! Words: 16,790. Language: English. Published: April 5, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
This book is a dramatised fiction of paranormal events and close encounters as told to and also experienced by the author, but using fictitious place names and characters, as well as having all events happen to one family.

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Smashwords book reviews by Sigurjón Kristjánsson

  • Marriage on May 30, 2015

    A brilliant narrative on God's Eternal Plan.
  • Earth Tones on June 03, 2016

    Earth Tones by Kyle Lipthorpe, may be a very short collection of poems, but they are very powerful and emotional. Anyone who has ever loved and lost, will understand the gripping emotions of darkness and sunlight that follows after you come to terms with the heart ache. It is a must read, and a must have in anyone's library. Read it and be moved.