The Ancient City Chapter of the Florida Writers Association will host author and speaker Chris Berman at its next meeting Nov. 18 at the Main Library. Doors open at 10 a.m.
Berman will explain how proper research can enhance any novel of historical fiction or alternate history, addressing the importance of accuracy in research and writing novels.
Many readers out there have scientific, historical or engineering backgrounds, and those readers will tear the writer’s work apart if it contains incorrect or misleading information, Berman says.
This talk will focus on how to research, what sources to use and how to inject that research into the manuscript without making it sound like an academic course book.
Berman’s first book, a science fiction novel, “The Hive,” was released in 2009, followed by “Red Moon” in 2010, “Star Pirate”s in 2011, and three more in the following years.
His new novel, a historical fiction titled, “A White Star in a Red Sky,” will be released soon.
Berman’s background in military history, astronomy and spaceflight is obvious in these works of hard science fiction, techno-thrillers and alternate history. He holds a master’s degree in military history from Norwich University in Vermont.
Florida Writers Association meetings, which are free and open to the public, are held in conjunction with The Friends of the Main Library. All book sales benefit Friends of the Library.