Charlene Newcomb

Award-winning Science Fiction Author


About Charlene Newcomb

Welcome to my worlds.

Librarian (retired).
U.S. Navy veteran.
Mom to 3 grown, amazing people.
I live in Kansas. Yes, Toto. Kansas.

I wanted a life of adventure and travel, and dreamed of becoming an astronaut – but that wasn’t in the cards. My desire to travel into space translated into writing science fiction: I published 10 short stories in the Star Wars Expanded Universe, many featuring a Rebel underground freedom fighter named Alex Winger I have published 5 novels. My latest release takes me to those science fiction roots with resistance operative Jack Gamble in Echoes of the Storm (July 2020). I have also published one contemporary family saga, Keeping the Family Peace; and 3 books in the Battle Scars series: Men of the Cross, For King and Country, and Swords of the King, historical fiction set in the 12th century and featuring gay protagonists. Battle Scars allows me to share my love of history with readers.

Travel remains a passion, with only time & money standing in the way. I enjoy quiet places in the mountains or on rocky coasts. But even in Kansas I can let my imagination soar.