A Knight’s Tale – cover reveal

If you’re a subscriber to my Newsletter, or follow my author page on Facebook, you’ll have heard me mention a forthcoming Sir Stephan l’Aigle short story.  It’s cover reveal time!  A Knight’s Tale (Passages) will be exclusive to my Newsletter subscribers and won’t be available for purchase elsewhere until summer 2019.  Subscribe to the Newsletter if you’d like…

Men of the Cross – 99c/99p sale

Monday, Sept 10 – Friday, Sept 14 Get your ebook copy of Men of the Cross for 99c/99p at US and UK Amazon ><><><><><><>< Charlene Newcomb recently published Book III of Battle Scars, 12th century historical fiction filled with war, political intrigue, and a knightly romance of forbidden love set during the reign of Richard the…

Research snippets: Who should succeed Richard I?

King Richard I, the Lionheart, died on April 6, 1199. On his deathbed, he named William Marshal as custodian of the royal treasury until his successor was crowned. Marshal took the news of the king’s death to Archbishop of Canterbury Hubert Walter. The two men had long, faithful service to the king and had served…

Chaucer Book Awards

I am thrilled to tell you that Swords of the King has been named to the shortlist of the 2018 Chaucer Book Awards for pre-1750s Historical Fiction. What an honor to be recognized along with 11 other authors who go on to be judged for a semi-final round. Good luck to everyone!