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King Arthur's Sister in Washington's Court  by Kim Iverson Headlee is on virtual book tour. The  SciFi Time Travel Fanta...

King Arthur's Sister in Washington's Court by Kim Iverson Headlee is on virtual book tour.

The SciFi Time Travel Fantasy stops at Readeropolis with an author guest post.

Be sure to enter for a chance to win the giveaway for a $20 Amazon GC and follow the Silver Dagger book tour (for other dates see the link at the bottom of the post).

Top 10 Time Periods to Visit

As the saying goes, “It’s a nice place to visit, but I wouldn’t want to live there!” Since I am quite comfortable with my laptop, smart phone, car, microwave, recliner chair, and whirlpool bathtub, these are time periods I would like to see for myself:

  1. Ancient Alexandria, Egypt—for its famous library, of course. And to see whether Egyptians really did walk sideways. (JK!! :D)
  2. Turn-of-the-era Judea—okay, so it was a Roman-occupied territory and the locals harbored constant simmering resentment, but being able to witness some of Jesus’ sermons and miracles would make this visit well worthwhile.
  3. AD mid-second-century Pergamum, Greece—because its library was reputed to have rivaled Alexandria’s, and the AD 150s was when the father of modern medicine, Galen of Pergamum, studied there. I would like to have witnessed some of Galen’s medical experiments. I’ll spare you the details, in case you’re eating as you read this.
  4. Seventh-century Scandinavia—because the Vikings started out as traders, not raiders, and they had one of the earliest democratic societies, holding their women in equal regard. It is very possible that some of my ancestors interacted with my husband’s during this time, and I would like to have seen that firsthand.
  5. Ninth-century Chichen Itza, Yucatan—because what’s left of the Maya civilization is very cool, and Chichen Itza was its spiritual heart. And I would like to have seen how their ball game with the impossibly high and tiny hoop was played, since no one these days seems to be able to figure it out.
  6. Renaissance Italy—to watch the masters at work: da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raphael, all those guys! Maybe even pose as one of their models…
  7. Late nineteenth-century St. Petersburg, Russia—to meet my famous aristocratic ancestors there, including composer Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, and to watch one of his concerts, preferably one featuring my favorite classical piece of all time, his “Russian Easter Overture.” And to discover how his friend Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky really died, and why.
  8. 1920s Manhattan, NY—because the idea of being a flapper sounds like a lot of fun! But only if I can have the body to go with it. :D
  9. Late 1940s Roswell, NM—to be on the team to study the “weather balloon” that crashed there.
  10. NOW, on the International Space Station—because I grew up around the space program in the 1960s and have always wanted to be an astronaut.

King Arthur's Sister in Washington's Court
by Kim Iverson Headlee
Genre: SciFi Time Travel Fantasy

How sick are you of US politics? How doomed is the world because of who has claimed the Oval Office throne—er, chair?

Refresh your spirit by laughing along with what Mark Twain might have written about today’s political falderal.

Solidly entertaining.” —Publishers Weekly

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

Morgan le Fay, sixth-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, D.C., 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.

Mark Twain began work on A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court in 1879—the same year the Yankee Hank Morgan departed for his sojourn in sixth-century Britain. The first edition was published in 1889 and features more than 200 illustrations by the man who later would become founder of the Boy Scouts of America, Daniel Carter Beard. These illustrations are now in the public domain, and a handful have been incorporated into King Arthur's Sister in Washington's Court as an artistic homage to this classic edition of the first time travel story in all literature.

**On Sale for only 99 cents!!**

Kim Headlee lives on a farm in southwestern Virginia with her family, cats, goats, Great Pyrenees goat guards, and assorted wildlife. People and creatures come and go, but the cave and the 250-year-old house ruins--the latter having been occupied as recently as the mid-twentieth century--seem to be sticking around for a while yet.

Kim has been a published novelist since 1999 with the first edition of Dawnflight (Sonnet Books, Simon & Schuster) and has been studying the Arthurian legends for nigh on half a century.

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  1. Best of luck with the book and book tour! I included the tour in the Wednesday, Jun. 26, 2019 edition of The BookTube Your Shelf Daily Reader:

  2. Thank you for hosting KASIWC ( on your blog, and it’s on sale this week for $0.99!

  3. The cover sounds very interesting.

  4. Thank you for sharing your guest post. I would love to visit all of those time periods as well, with the addition of the old west on the US, circa 1860.

  5. Yes, any distraction from politics is awesome!


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