About Char

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Charlene Newcomb. Char. That’s me.

Welcome to my worlds.

Librarian (retired).
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, historical fiction set in the 12th century and featuring gay protagonists. 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.

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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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