KASIWC


RT #KASIWC by @KimHeadlee Publishers Weekly review: "Solidly entertaining."
Spell failed by 300 miles and
200 years! Whatever is a queen
of magic and minions to do?
KASIWC by Mark Twain
as channeled by
Kim Iverson Headlee
TITLE – King Arthur’s Sister in Washington’s Court (#KASIWC) by Mark Twain as channeled by Kim Iverson Headlee
AUTHOR – Kim Iverson Headlee
GENRE – Science Fiction/Fantasy Time-Travel Romance
PUBLICATION DATES
1 November 2014 (e-book);
30 November 2015 (hardcover and paperback);
21 April 2016 (audiobook performed by Danielle Cohen).
LENGTH (Pages/# Words) – 320 pages/72K words; 5 public-domain images by Daniel Carter Beard, 101 original illustrations by Jennifer Doneske and Tom Doneske.
PUBLISHER – Lucky Bat Books
COVER ARTIST (hardcover & paperback) – Jennifer Doneske
COVER ARTIST (e-book & audiobook) – Natasha Brown
INTERIOR ARTISTS – Jennifer Doneske and Tom Doneske
FEATURE-LENGTH SCRIPTS – Registered trilogy: adaptation of A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court by Mark Twain, adaptation of KASIWC, and original script The Once and Future Queen; all available upon request.



WINNER 2016 IBPA Benjamin Franklin Gold Medal for Science Fiction & Fantasy!


In the words of artist Jennifer Doneske: "It's an awesome book, and this award is very much deserved. Congratulations, Kim! :)"



SYNOPSIS
Morgan le Fay, 6th-century Queen of Gore and the only major character not killed off by Mark Twain in A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court, vows revenge upon the Yankee Hank Morgan. She casts a spell to take her to 1879 Connecticut so she may waylay Sir Boss before he can travel back in time to destroy her world. But the spell misses by 300 miles and 200 years, landing her in the Washington, DC, of 2079, replete with flying limousines, hovering office buildings, virtual-reality television, and sundry other technological marvels.

Whatever is a time-displaced queen of magic and minions to do? Why, rebuild her kingdom, of course—two kingdoms, in fact: as Campaign Boss for the reelection of American President Malory Beckham Hinton, and as owner of the London Knights world-champion baseball franchise.

Written as though by the old master himself, King Arthur’s Sister in Washington’s Court by Mark Twain as channeled by Kim Iverson Headlee offers laughs, love, and a candid look at American society, popular culture, politics, baseball... and the human heart.

BUY LINKS

North American Book Entrepreneurs (NABE)
Summer 2016 Winners
KASIWC won for Best Fantasy!


SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS:
2016 IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award Winners |
Summer 2016 NABE Pinnacle Award Winners |
Lucky Bat Books KASIWC feature page | Publishers Weekly | BookLife |

Character interviews of Queen Morgan on:
Love My Kindle | Romance Lives Forever |
Screenplay excerpt featured on the blog of Diana Rubino |
Mark Twain brief bio & KASIWC spotlight via Just Olga blog |
Bringing Classical Literature to the Modern World on Talk Supe |



EXCERPT
King Arthurs Sister in Washingtons Court
by Mark Twain
as channeled by Kim Iverson Headlee.


Art c2014 by Tom Doneske.
The time on the pocket watch represents
Mark Twain's time of death
(6: 21 p.m., April 10, 1910).
PREFACE.

M GIVEN TO understand some of my posthumous critics have intimated that I was jealous of Jules Verne—that maybe I even felt threatened by him. I have never heard such cocky popping beetle dung in my entire death.
Verne was a hack of the First Order whose publisher (engaged after he had inflicted two decades of the most unengaging whining and pleading, pining and wheedling upon all the other High Lords of Bookdom) viewed it necessary to transform his dyspeptic drivel into something within shouting distance of palatability for the reading public. Jules Verne didn’t invent science fiction; his publisher, Pierre-Jules Hetzel, did,—and I’m sorry I wasn’t born a couple of decades sooner to save everyone the time, trouble, and confusion.
As for this book, here I confess it’s long past overdue. I buried one clue in the joined opposites of Hank Morgan, Technology-Wielder, and Morgan le Fay, Magic-Wielder. Furthermore, Mrs. le Fay was the only important character in A Connecticut Yankee whom I didn’t kill off, of the thousands I did lasso, hang, shoot, electrocute, explode, drown, torpedo, and otherwise murder. Unfortunately, certain Weightier Matters contravened my intent, and I never put pen to parchment to commence the duologue’s conclusion within my lifetime. That nobody acted upon my clues in the hundred years since my sadly unexaggerated demise, speaks to the fact that I’ve been waiting till I’m well and truly dead before whispering my words into the quick and able ear of my chosen Ghost-Writer. For the matters depicted herein, of course, are things which ought to be settled. I don’t have anything else in particular to do in eternity anyway.
Written upon the occasion of my 175th birthday,  
November 30th, 2010
Wytheville, Virginia.

P.S. by K.I.H. For decades I’ve admired Verne’s ability in Michael Strogoff to transport the reader to nineteenth-century Tsarist Russia, especially considering the author never stepped on the steppes. Yet Twain/Clemens still selected me for this project. Go figure.


King Arthur's Sister in Washington's Court
Audiobook performed by Danielle Cohen
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 Paperback cover:
Spell failed by 300 miles and 200 years!
Whatever is a queen of magic and minions to do?
King Arthur's Sister in Washington's Court paperback edition


Hardcover dust jacket:
"ALL CALL ME Queen. Most call me 'The Wise.'
No man dares call me 'le Fay,' lest he die."
King Arthur's Sister in Washington's Court hardcover edition

RT #KASIWC by @KimHeadlee WINNER 2016 IBPA Benjamin Franklin award in Fantasy & Science Fiction!
http://ibpabenjaminfranklinawards.com/2016-ibpa-bfa-finalists/#scifi

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