About Char


Charlene Newcomb. Char. That’s me.

Welcome to my worlds.

Navy vet.
Mom to 3 grown, amazing people.
I live in Kansas. Yes, Toto. Kansas.

Born & raised in South Carolina, I wanted a life of adventure and travel. I realized that dreams of hitting the big time with my all-girl rock band Liberation were just that – dreams. And becoming an astronaut wasn’t in the cards. So I joined the Navy to see the world and spent six years as a communications technician/voice language analyst. I fit college into my life (BA in History, and many years later an MA in Library Science). That desire to travel in space translated into writing science fiction: I published 10 short stories in the Star Wars Expanded Universe, many featuring a Rebel underground freedom fighter named Alex Winger. I have published 4 novels, one a contemporary family saga, Keeping the Family Peace; and 3 books in the Battle Scars series:  Men of the Cross, For King and Country, and Swords of the King. Battle Scars allows me to share my love of history with readers.

Travel remains a passion, with only time & money standing in the way. I enjoy quiet places in the mountains or on rocky coasts. But even in Kansas I can let my imagination soar.


I am a member of the Historical Novel Society and a contributor and blog editor for English Historical Fiction Authors.

CONTACT ME:  charlenenewcomb at gmail dot com.

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I’m also on Goodreads though I don’t keep up with that site as much as I should!

8 thoughts on “About Char

    • Yes, that’s St. Ives, Cornwall. I’ve been there 3 times – the picture is from my 2009 trip. I hope to get back again next year. It’s one of my favorite places to visit. And you’re welcome. I’m enjoying your posts.

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