Nick Linn Lecture Series features four bestselling authors

Friends of the Library of Collier County has confirmed four dynamic bestselling authors for its 2016 Nick Linn Lecture Series. Since it began in 2004, the series of four luncheons and nationally known authors has raised nearly $800,000 for the Collier County Library System.

The series begins February 4, 2016, with Kate Andersen Brower, author of the non-fiction bestseller “The Residence,” a look inside America’s first families through intimate account interviews with White House service staff personnel and former first ladies from the Kennedys to the Obamas.

The second lecture, February 18, features Alafair Burke, author of “All Day and a Night.” Burke’s crime novels grew out of her experience as a deputy district attorney in Portland, OR. In 2014, she was co-author of “The Cinderella Murder” with Mary Higgins Clark.

Dubbed “the medical suspense queen” by Publishers Weekly, Tess Gerritsen, author of “Die Again,” will speak March 7. Gerritsen is a retired doctor and international bestselling author of the blockbuster book series which inspired the Rizzoli & Isles hit TNT television series.

The series ends March 14 with Adriana Trigiani, author of “All the Stars in the Heavens.” Known by millions of readers around the world for her 15 bestselling novels based on the themes of love and work, Trigiani is the first author to be invited back by popular demand to the Nick Linn Lecture Series.

Founded by Friends of the Library board member Nick Linn, the ever-popular series attracts a dedicated following of nearly 650 patrons – many who sign up each year before the authors or dates are even announced.

This year’s series, consisting of four luncheons with a lecture by the featured author, will be held at the Grand Lawn Pavillion, Ritz Carlton Golf Resort. Tickets for Friends members range from $300 – $550 for the series. Lunch begins at 12:00 p.m. followed by the speaker at 1:00 p.m. Purchase tickets at or call 239.262.8135.


Friends of the Library of Collier County is a nonprofit organization that helps fund the expansion and enhancement of programs and services for the county’s 10-branch public library system. Incorporated more than 56 years ago, Friends have contributed more than $1 million to help fund library programs, books and other services that benefit the community’s adults, teenagers and children. For additional  information, contact Marlene Kern,, 239.262.8135.

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