FL. Historical Society recognizes Judge Hitt for his historical novel

first_imgFL. Historical Society recognizes Judge Hitt for his historical novel FL. Historical Society recognizes Judge Hitt for his historical novel The Florida Historical Society has honored Senior Judge Fredric M. Hitt with the Patrick D. Smith Award for Best Florida Fiction for his historical novel, Wekiva Winter.The award will be presented to Judge Hitt at the society’s annual meeting in Naples May 26 and is named in honor of the author of the Florida historical classic, A Land Remembered. Wekiva Winter tells the story of the struggle of the Timucua Indians to survive the European invasion of 16th century Florida, and is based upon Judge Hitt’s extensive research into early out-of-print records as well as the modern historical and archaeological texts. Between writing and working as a senior judge, Hitt spends his time as a speaker at historical and anthropological societies around Florida, lecturing on the Florida Indians and the early Spanish Missions.A list of retail stores and Internet booksellers stocking Wekiva Winter, and a list of Judge Hitt’s upcoming talks can be found at his Web site www.fredricmhitt.com. May 15, 2006 Regular Newslast_img read more