About Char

Charlene Newcomb. Char. That’s me.

Welcome to my worlds.

Librarian (retired).
U.S. Navy veteran.
Mom to 3 grown, amazing people.
I lived in Kansas until 2022. 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 5 novels. My latest release takes me to those science fiction roots with resistance operative Jack Gamble in Echoes of the Storm (July 2020). I have also published one 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 no matter where I am, I can let my imagination soar.