Published: Mar 14, 2014 7:36 PM EDT
Updated: Mar 14, 2014 7:54 PM EDT

Estero, Fla - Three lucky readers got to play a round of golf with one of their favorite authors on Friday in Estero.

Phillip Margolin, who writes crime thrillers, was gripping his golf clubs as part of contest associated with the Southwest Florida Reading Festival.

The women were thrilled to get to meet the man behind some of their favorite books and enjoy a good day on the links at Grandeeza Country Club.

Margolin is one of more than two dozen authors who are in Fort Myers for the Southwest Florida Reading Festival.

The festival, now in its 15th year, draws an estimated 18,000 people to Centennial Park and Harborside Event Center every year.

WINK News is a proud sponsor of the festival.

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