Researching and writing historical fiction, with local author Fred Hitt

Local historian and author Fred Hitt will be featured at the April 1 (and this is no April Fool’s Day joke), 2009, meeting of the Orlando Area Writers Group (Florida Writers Association).

Author of the award-winning historical novels Wekiva Winter and Beyond the River of the Sun, Fred has only recently completed the Timucua Trilogy—three books about Florida’s seventeenth-century native population—with The Last Timucuan. (For information on the trilogy, visit Fred’s Web site, www.marehootie.com.) The focus of his presentation will be on researching and writing historical fiction. “It’s what I do best,” he says, “besides talking about it.”

Fred will likely be joined by his wife, award-winning wildlife artist Linda Silsby Hitt, who painted the covers and illustrations for his books.

As always, that Wednesday meeting will take place from 6:30 to 8:30 PM at the University Club of Winter Park, which is located at 841 Park Avenue North, on the northwest corner of Park and Webster Avenue. Our meetings are free and open to the public. For additional information, visit the group blog at http://www.fwa-orlando.org or contact Stephen Evans, group leader, at ImYourEditor@hotmail.com or 407-898-4299.

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March 22, 2009. Meetings Information.

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