Queen Morgan le Fay casts a spell to travel to 1879 Connecticut to take revenge on the Yankee for destroying her world. But the spell misses by 300 miles and 200 years, landing her in Washington, DC of 2079 instead. Whatever is a time-displaced queen of magic and minions to do? 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.
King Arthur's Sister in Washington's Court (#KASIWC) by Mark Twain as channeled by Kim Iverson Headlee has won the 2016 IBPA Benjamin Franklin award for Science Fiction and Fantasy.
Contributing artist Jennifer Doneske writes:
"Seriously awesome news--a really cool book Tom and I had the pleasure of illustrating just won the Independent Book Publisher's Association Benjamin Franklin Award for Sci Fi/Fantasy Fiction!
"The book is King Arthur's Sister in Washington's Court by Kim Headlee (Amazon link: http://amzn.to/1N77RYn ). It's a sequel to Mark Twain's Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, and retains the wit, humor, and satirical social commentary of Twain's own work. And because Twain's book was fully illustrated with pen and ink drawings by Dan Beard, Kim also chose to have her sequel illustrated, a labor of love Tom and I undertook over the span of nearly two years (!), and it's a book all three of us are very proud of.
"It's an awesome book, and this award is very much deserved. Congratulations, Kim!"
A celebration and booksigning, open to the public, will be held in Kim's hometown of Wytheville, Virginia at the Black Horse Artisan Guild on Main Street, Tuesday May 24, 2016, 6-8 p.m.