Florida 1888
"Florida Landscape" by Hermann Herzog ~circa 1890
For all readers, writers, and lovers of historical fiction
The mission of the First Florida Chapter of the Historical Novel Society (FCHNS) is to promote historical fiction.

Monthly Meeting Topics


OCTOBER 5, 2013 - Critique Session: Bring 3 copies of 3 pages of your work-in-progress for small group discussion.


NOVEMBER 2, 2013 - GUEST SPEAKER at the Citrus Hills Country Club!  Successful Florida author Joe Bellamy will present on how to turn your family history into a compelling work of non-fiction or even into a novel.  Space is limited, so register now by clicking this link:  REGISTER


DECEMBER 7, 2013 - Get into the holiday spirit as DAR member  Beverly Gentry discusses how our celebrating of Christmas has evolved from early times to modern times.  Her presentation includes slides showing how rooms were decorated in times past.


FCHNS Board of Directors

President: Joyce E. MooreFCHNS logo

Secretary: Carol Megge
Member at Large: Judy Gray
Treasurer: Valerie Weston


Please write for more info about FCHNS.


FCHNS is the first US state chapter of the London-based Historical Novel Society which was founded in 1997.  Please take a moment to discover what the Society is all about, and how it benefits historical fiction readers and writers around the globe.  http://historicalnovelsociety.org/


Our Story


FCHNS provides support, education, and networking opportunities for writers, readers, librarians, editors, agents, and publishers of the genre.

Your Story

  • Online critiquing
  • Low membership dues
  • Local writers and authors
  • Writing workshops
  • Florida history
  • Historical programs
  • Experts on the genre
  • Research advice



First Saturday of every month
1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Community Room of the
Central Ridge Library in
Citrus County
425 W. Roosevelt Blvd.
Beverly Hills, FL 34465
See meeting schedule at the left
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