Kim Iverson Headlee
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 is a Seattle native and a direct descendent of twentieth century Russian nobility. Her paternal grandmother was a childhood friend of the doomed Grand Duchess Anastasia, and the romantic yet tragic story of how Babushka escaped Communist Russia with the aid of her American husband will most certainly one day fuel one of Kim's novels. Another novel in the queue will involve her husband's ancestor, the seventh-century proto-Viking king of the Swedish colony in Russia. For the time being, however, she has plenty of work to do in creating her projected 8-book Arthurian series, The Dragon's Dove Chronicles and other works clamoring for attention. She has been a published novelist since 1999 with the first edition of DAWNFLIGHT (Sonnet Books, Simon & Schuster).