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Judge fed his creative side through writing

Judge fed his creative side through writing

During his more than three decades as a lawyer and on the Seminole County bench, Judge Fredric M. Hitt dabbled in writing, mostly tucking his work away in drawers. When he retired, his craft enabled him to inject life into the fictional characters of three historical novels. "It's something you have to do; it's a need," said Hitt's wife, Linda. "It's just something he loved to do; he loved to write." Fredric M. Hitt died July 11 of squamous cell carcinoma. He was 78. In 1991, he was the recipient of a heart transplant. He kept that heart for the remainder of his life. Hitt's books about the Timucua Indians — set at the time of the...

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