St. Augustine Florida Chapter of the Florida Writers Association

Guest Speaker


Meeting Location: Main Branch
1960 N. Ponce de Leon Blvd.
Phone: (904)827-6940

Date: November 18, 2017
Time: 10 am – 11:45 am


Speaker & Author: CHRIS BERMAN

Keeping It Real
How proper research can enhance any novel of historical fiction or alternate history.

Chris Berman will address the importance of accuracy, as there are many potential readers with historical, scientific or engineering backgrounds who will tear your work to pieces over incorrect or misleading information. This talk will focus on how to research and how to put that research into your manuscript without it sounding like an academic course book.

Chris Berman is an accomplished author in the genres of hard science fiction, Techno-thrillers and alternate history, with each work a unique literary adventure. He holds a Masters Degree in Military History from Norwich University in Vermont.

Previous books are "The Hive", released in 2009, "Red Moon" in 2010, "Star Pirates" in 2011 and three more since then. His latest work, an historical fiction titled "A White Star in a Red Sky" will be released soon.


** December meeting will be a Q&A panel **
followed by holiday refreshments and networking time.