Author visits Austin

Published 7:36 am Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Spruce Up Austin partnered with author Ann Linnea, orginally of Austin, to organize a book signing and reception at the Austin Public Library that more than 70 people attended.

“Keepers of the Trees” is a full-color book about America’s threatened forests and the people who dedicate their lives to exploring, protecting and “rewilding” them.

Washington-based writer and educator Linnea is the oldest of four daughters of Frank and Astrid Brown. She attended K-12 schools in Austin, graduating as valedictorian from Austin High School.

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Linnea’s book sales at Monday’s signing event at the library benefitted Spruce Up Austin.

Spruce Up Austin is a community betterment organization committed to environmental enhancements on public property.

For more information about Linnea or her most recent book, go to