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…

Swords of the King – work in progress update

Apparently back in September I promised monthly updates on Battle Scars III: Swords of the King. Whoops! Is it really the middle of April? Looking back, I see I told you about awards & accolades for For King and Country. I wrote about research for Book III based on my visits to Lincoln and Nottingham, my…

#OTD 6 April 1199 – Richard the Lionheart dies

Richard was crowned king in September 1189, succeeding his father Henry II. He ruled less than 10 years. Histories written in the 19th-20th centuries complain he spent only 6 months of his reign in England, but Richard was a man of his times and should be judged according to 12th century standards. His realm stretched…