Surviving Medieval Battles and Finding Love

Historical novelist and 17th century enthusiast Cryssa Bazos invited me to her blog to talk about my Battle Scars series a few days ago. I originally “met” Cryssa online when we joined the editorial team for English Historical Fiction Authors. But it was a thrill to chat face-to-face in September 2016 at the Historical Novel Society…

John, of Magna Carta fame, was crowned King of England on 27 May 1199

#OTD 27 May 1199 – John crowned King of England at Westminster

Richard I, the Lionheart, died on April 6, 1199. His brother John was in Brittany at the time visiting a possible rival to the crown, the young Duke Arthur, son of Richard and John’s late brother Geoffrey. John fled the Breton court secretly after a messenger delivered the news. Had the Bretons heard it earlier, we might…

Writer's Digest Awards an Honorable Mention to For King and Country

Writer’s Digest awards an Honorable Mention to For King and Country

For King and Country awarded an Honorable Mention in the Writer’s Digest Self-Published Ebook Awards How cool is that? Go get your copy now! For King and Country is currently Amazon exclusive, available in print and ebook formats. Kindle Unlimited subscribers can read for free. ><><><><><><><>< Charlene Newcomb is currently working on Book III of Battle Scars, 12th century historical fiction filled…