Yvonne Kjorlien

Smashwords Interview

What's the story behind your latest book?
I have been working in Consulting Archaeology since 1999. After that length of time, you tend to acquire stories. Archaeologists, specifically, tend to attract a certain type of *story* -- the stories that have bugs, dirt, books, logistics, and clashing personality nightmares that can only be exacerbated by being in remote locations. The process of going through these *stories* produced much stress. The stress led to catharsis. The catharsis led to writing. Mmm, sounds kind of cyclic!
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I value artistic integrity. I was also having a hell of a time finding a publisher or agent. As a new author, it's tough getting people to notice you. When you say, "My stuff is good, I have a story to tell," you can literally see them nod and smile and look for the nearest exit. So I took matters into my own hands. Besides, only as an indie author can you have a good childhood friend design your book cover!
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Rule Number Four
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,760. Language: English. Published: October 11, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Tanis Foster has a list of 61 people. He also has four rules to follow. There is now one person and one rule left. Will he finish?
Memoirs of a Reluctant Archaeologist: A novel
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 70,970. Language: English. Published: April 5, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Elise Marquette likes dead people, but digging up the dead doesn't pay. Consulting Archaeology does. Consulting Archaeology also offers many other benefits: dealing with clients who don’t understand that you can’t dig frozen ground, assistants who would rather talk about their sex lives than dig an excavation, and landowners who would rather shoot than talk. Eat your heart out, Indiana Jones!

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