|The Queen Visits Her Brother (c) 2014 by Jennifer Doneske|
Today marks a milestone in the seven-year journey to create the sequel to Mark Twain's A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court—the e-book edition's release. The watermarked illustration on the left is but the first of many wonderful works of art created by Jennifer Doneske and Tom Doneske. The e-book edition contains fifteen original pieces; the hardcover edition, to be released in another year, will contain more than 100. The audiobook edition is also forthcoming, and I will keep you updated on its progress.
I call King Arthur's Sister in Washington's Court (KASIWC) the book of my soul because it forced me to examine and overcome my deepest insecurities as a writer. We are fragile creatures at best, and in my case, the single doubt that I could successfully emulate the father of American literature caused me to halt all my writing projects for three years. I played a lot of electronic mahjong during those three years. I'll not belabor how I overcome this particularly pernicious bout of writer's block, but you may read about it in KASIWC, the section titled "About the Ghost's Writer," if you feel so inclined.
All month I invite you to celebrate with me by visiting the blog tour stops arranged by My Family's Heart, where you'll find spotlights, guest posts, character interviews, reviews, and more.
And don't forget to enter the giveaway to win a KASIWC e-book; the Rafflecopter box is below the tour schedule.
Speaking of giveaways, please join me in congratulating the winners (already notified) of last month's contests: Shaina, Michael (Dawnflight e-book); Kimberley, Laura, Angie, Becca, Lourie, Tori, Amy, Diana, Kimberly, Miranda (Snow in July e-book); Jody, Mary, Brandi, Kai, April, Victoria, Niki, Shadow, Raeline, Laura (Snow in July note card); Jaime, Angie, Erica, Rochelle, Sarah (Snow in July autographed paperback). There are more chances to win this month!
- Nov 1: Here is some of what I read: Spotlight
- Nov 1: Deal Sharing Aunt: Spotlight
- Nov 2: Undercover Book Reviews: Spotlight
- Nov 2: Tina Gayle's Unique Flavors of Life: Spotlight (Tina is a friend, not affiliated with the tour, but I'm grateful for her support! :) She's the mastermind behind the #FallingintoLove excerpt exchange and others throughout the year.
- Nov 3: Inspire to Read: Spotlight, Guest Post: My fascination with the future; "this truly sounds like a great book to read"
- Nov 3: Siren's Secret Blog: Spotlight, Character Bio of Queen Morgan of Gore
- Nov 3: Love My Kindle: Interview of Queen Morgan (not part of the tour either, but I am thankful for their support too! :)
- Nov 4: Laura's Online Interests: Spotlight, Character Bio, Review: 4* "This book has the potential to be an excellent movie and the beginning of a mini series."
- Nov 4: Wanda Loves Books: Spotlight, Review: 4* "I loved Morgan and the baseball story line. ... [wished] there was more."
- Nov 5: Palace of Twelve Pillars: Spotlight, Review: "A fun romp through time."
- Nov 6: 3 Partners in Shopping: Spotlight
- Nov 7: Romance Beckons: Spotlight (part of the #FallingintoLove excerpt exchange)
- Nov 8: Kimi's Medieval Author Interview Blog: Spotlight, Character Bio, Review: 4* "Take the chance and read the book. You will like it."
- Nov 10: This Redhead LOVES Books: Excerpt, Spotlight
- Nov 11: NA/YA Books and More: Excerpt, Spotlight
- Nov 12: Padme's Library: Excerpt, Spotlight, Top 10 Time Travel Years
- Nov 12: What Shall We Blog About Today?: Excerpt, Spotlight, Character Bio
- Nov 13: Vonnie's Reading Corner: Spotlight, Review: 4* "The things Morgan went through... had had me wanting to read more.... I simply loved Morgan."
- Nov 14: Hayley's Reviews: Spotlight (review scheduled for March 2015)
- Nov 14: Diana Rubino Author: Spotlight (not part of the tour, but another great author-friend with whom I'm pleased to reciprocate!)
- Nov 16: Mythical Books: Spotlight, Guest Post: Old Legends—New Adventures
- Nov 16: Sizzling Book Blog: Excerpt, Spotlight
- Nov 16: BeanieBrain Reader: Spotlight, Top 10 Time Travel Years, Review: "This Morgan was a better ‘person’ than most others I’ve read about."
- Nov 17: Romance Junkies: Spotlight
- Nov 18: Imaginative Dreams: Spotlight, Character Bio, Review: 5* "Many props to the author for a wonderful book."
- Nov 20: Girl with Pen: Excerpt, Spotlight
- Nov 20: Reading Room Blog: Spotlight, Character Interview of Queen Morgan
- Nov 21: Blue Chrysalis Book Promotions: Spotlight, Character Bio
- Nov 21: Miss Ivy's Book Nook: Character Bio, Excerpt, Spotlight
- Nov 23: Romance Junkies: Spotlight
- Nov 24: Deal Sharing Aunt: Spotlight
- Nov 24: The Velvet Lair: Spotlight (a blog run by another writer-friend, Suz deMello, and affiliated with the #FallingintoLove exchange; thanks, Suz!)
- Nov 26: Cat's Reviews: Spotlight, Character Bio
- Nov 27: My Family's Heart: Spotlight
- Nov 28: My Family's Heart: Spotlight
- Nov 29: MCSimonWrites: Spotlight, Character Bio, Top 10 Magical Powers, Guest Post: About my work-in-progress Audra's Quest, Character Interview, Review: 5* "You will find yourself immersed in this book and… you will not want to put it down."
- Nov 30: Arthurian Romances: The World Pertaining to King Arthur: Spotlight, Review: 5* "KASIWC is irresistible, passionate, and intriguing. Definitely check out this amazing new Arthurian Romance!"
Reblogged on Love of Words and To Be Honest: "To be honest... I love this book!"
As always, for more chances to win, you are invited to...
— Follow me on Twitter
— Add me to Google+
— Subscribe to my YouTube channel
— Leave a comment on any page of The Maze, especially if you have done the Twitter and/or YouTube follow
...and each action this month is good for one chance to win an e-book copy of KASIWC. Please enter often, and good luck!