Colorado, here we come

In a few days, hundreds of historical novelists and readers of historical fiction will descend on Denver. I’ll be there learning the art of combat with a broadsword – a morning workshop with David Blixt, best-selling novelist, weapons expert, and finalist for the M.M. Bennett Historical Fiction Award. What a great opportunity to feel that…

Vacation pictures & writing update

Writing update: As I mentioned last week, For King and Country is in editors’ hands. I didn’t write one word – not one! However, I did have the opportunity to read Chapter 1 to three librarian friends at the conference (NASIG) I attended. I left them wanting more. MWAHAHAHA!! It’s been a nice break from…

Taking a break from the 12th century

For King and Country is in editors’ hands, and I am making a stop in late 18th/early 19th century Virginia to visit family before I head to Washington, D.C. for a conference. I’ll see Monticello for the umpteenth time – one of my favorite places on the planet. I must keep in mind that Mr.…

When life gets busy…

I give you pictures! Enjoy the sights along the cog railway headed up to Pike’s Peak, Colorado. What an incredible ride. The kids and I took this ride up the summit at 14,110 feet. I remember feeling a bit light-headed at the top. Youngest son J got an awful headache – altitude sickness – not…

twitter fun…

@charnewcomb what a great idea, we would love to welcome you to the @Fijibeachresort — Fiji Beach Resort (@Fijibeachresort) January 28, 2014 And in case you’re wondering… I still #amrevising Battle Scars. Happy weekend to you!

west from Dover… January 1193

January 1193.  A few months back, I posted about two incredible landmarks my crusader knights, Henry and Stephan, would have seen on their return to England. Had they turned slightly to the north and west from Dover, their path would take them past Canterbury Cathedral. Both knights would know the Cathedral’s history: Thomas Becket, Archbishop…

my USA travel history…

So much for my 4 day weekend plan to add new pins to my novel locations board… That didn’t happen. I got sidetracked by Hawaii and pinned this photo of Kilauea. Look at the stars and the glow of the lava. Absolutely incredible. And I am going to see that in February! Travel has always…