Happy New Year & a January Giveaway

To start off 2017 I am offering one ebook of Men of the Cross or For King and Country to one lucky person. Just sign up for my Newsletter by

midnight (CT) on January 10

to enter the giveaway. I’ll do a random drawing for the winner. I’ll confirm which book and what format (epub or Kindle) when I contact the winner.



I had a lovely holiday except for dislocating my ring finger in a spill down some stairs. It was a rude wake up call on Christmas morning for my daughter and her husband. It could have been worse – at least I can still type (sort of). I lost one day of writing time, but otherwise made very good progress on Book III. With luck, my first (rough) draft will be done by early summer. Once I get to that point, Newsletter subscribers will get an early peek at the book cover! At Chapter One! There will be other goodies in store for subscribers, too! Sign up now (and before end-of-day January 10) to put your name in the drawing.


Charlene Newcomb is currently working on Book III of her Battle Scars series, 12th century historical fiction filled with war, political intrigue, and a knightly romance of forbidden love set during the reign of Richard the Lionheart.

it’s done! (where have you heard that before?)

banner2withdateI am shipping Battle Scars to writer/editor Marie today.  The university’s closure with two(!!) snow days allowed me to tweak the opening of the novel one last time.

I previously outlined all the work yet to be done, but I am shooting for an April launch.

Plan to meet the young knight Henry de Grey. His journey during the Third Crusade is filled with adventure, laughter, heartache, and love.

P.S. If you’re a fan of Penman (fabulous tales of Richard the Lionheart & the Plantagenets), Donald or McKay (Robin Hood), there may be something here for you!

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