Larry French formerly served as the Executive Director of the West Volusia Historical Society (WVHS) and is a member of the Florida Historical Society. He now asists his wife in her touring business, Great Tasting Tours, a touring service that provides participants with a glimpse of the unique shops, restaurants, wine shops and micro-breweries of historic downtown DeLand. Larry is also a novelist, speaker, and editorial writer. When not at his desk, you can find this Florida Master Naturalist somewhere outdoors enjoying Florida’s unique natural habitats, and wildlife, or actively keeping history alive through an historical reenactment. His writing has appeared in the editorial columns of Central Florida's Orlando Sentinel, Volusia Sentinel, Daytona Beach News-Journal, and Deltona-Deland Beacon. Time Will Tell: The Awakening blends his love of history and science set at the ending of the American Civil War and early Florida. In April 2018, he will have a pictorial history published for the Arcadia Publishing Images of America series entitled, Grand Hotels of West Volusia County. Check here for more book updates and for when online purchases are available.
View a video of Larry depicting local history from the Film and Video Galleries of River of Lakes Heritage Corridor website featuring Larry French - Re-enactor,
Read the article written about local history for the River of Lakes Heritage Corridor,
You can also see Larry and members the 2nd Florida Volunteers Company E, The Hammock Guards, Fifth Company, Florida Battalion, CSA in several events on the Images page at, http://www.2ndflorida.com/Home.html
New Bookmark for the novel, Time Will Tell: The Awakening is available on The Book Page!
See The Activities and Appearances Page for more news and events concerning Larry and Time Will Tell.
Copyright 2012 by Larry French Historical Novelist
John Steward and Charlie Cleary's reenacting unit has somehow stepped back in time. Tragically, they find out the enemy is firing real bullets. The group must find a way back home, but in the process they meet Sarah Clarke, a lovely 19th century woman. Together, they will discover how each of their lives, both past and present, have taken a new direction. The trials they face will stretch the bonds of their friendship and love. In the process, what effect will this have on the future? How they fare in the unknown journey ahead and meet its new dangers is a story that only Time Will Tell.