Featuring Keynote Speaker NYT Best-Seller Lisa Scottoline
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Thursday, February 13
Noon – 2:00 pm
Walker's Landing at the Omni Plantation and Resort
11 Beach Lagoon Road, Fernandina Beach
Gourmet lunch provided
Luncheon doors will open for ticketed patrons at 11 am
Rod & Betsy Odom
Dr. Darryl Field, Amelia Periodontics;
Debonair- Geri & Steve Sell;
Barb & Bruce Heggenstaller
Giro di Mondo – Mark & Marie Fenn
Introduced by Honorary Chair David Baldacci
It's the festival’s exciting Kickoff Luncheon on Thursday, February 13. The #1 best-selling and Edgar Award-winning author of 32 novels, Lisa Scottoline will be our keynote speaker.
A former attorney, Lisa—who pronounces her surname "Scott o lee nee, like fettuccine"—writes legal thrillers, stand-alone novels and humor. Her latest is Someone Knows, a story of how a single decision can undo a family, how our past can derail our present, and how not guilty doesn't always mean innocent.
Lisa’s novels are known for their emotionality and their warm and down-to-earth characters, which resonate with readers and reviewers long after they have finished the books. She also writes a weekly column titled 'Chick Wit' with her daughter Francesca Serritella. It's a witty and fun take on life from a woman’s perspective, published in the Philadelphia Inquirer.
At the luncheon, she’ll be introduced by the festival's honorary chair, David Baldacci, author of 38 best-selling novels, several of which have been adapted for film and television. His latest books include One Good Deed, and A Minute to Midnight (coming in November 2019). You’ll see him at events throughout the festival.
The picturesque Walkers Landing will be our venue again for this annual favorite. Chef Michael of Kitchen 251 will cater the the gourmet plated hot meal.
As in the past, the 2020 festival’s Kickoff Luncheon is sure to be a sellout. Mark your calendar and don't miss out!