Welcome to the Takeover Blitz for JustRead Rendezvous, hosted, sponsored, and organized by JustRead Publicity Tours!
You are Invited
JustRead Rendezvous November 16-17, 2023 Holiday Inn St Louis SW – Route 66Join fellow readers and authors at the inaugural JustRead Rendezvous to celebrate Christian fiction and sweet reads with food, games, giveaways, and books. This event aims to sweeten reading and storytelling experiences with fellowship and encouragement and is modeled after Christian Fiction Readers Retreat. Friday’s activities will include speaker sessions, author panels, small group discussions, and author signings. On Thursday evening, JustRead is hosting a Meet and Greet and Watch Party for The Christy Award Winners Gala webcast. The Christy Award honors and promotes excellence in Christian fiction and is a program of the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association. Additional Rendezvous event sponsors include Baker Publishing Group fiction divisions (Bethany House Publishers and Revell), Kregel Publications, and Ambassador International.
Keynote speakers are Jocelyn Green and Pepper Basham, 2022 finalists of The Christy Award. Rounding out our first 30 participating authors are Amanda Cox, Ann Elizabeth Fryer, Ann H. Gabhart, Barbara M. Britton, Danielle Grandinetti, Elly Gilbert, Erica Vetsch, Heather Greer, Janine Rosche, Jenny Rae, Jerusha Agen, Kimberley Woodhouse, Kristi Ann Hunter, Lisa M. James, Lisa Phillips, Lorri Dudley, Megan Besing, Michelle Griep, Nancy Mehl, Peggy Trotter, Rebecca Hemlock, Regina Rudd Merrick, Sarah Hanks, Shaen Layle, Stephenia H. McGee, Suzie Waltner, Tabitha Bouldin, and Tamara Leigh. Additional interested authors will be invited to register as reader registration grows.
RegisterFriday’s activities (including a book tote, light breakfast, lunch, snacks, and more) are $110 for readers and Thursday evening is an additional $30. Reader registration ends on October 13 (or earlier if event capacity is met). Subscribe to email updates and learn more about each author on the JustRead Rendezvous website. Connect with other attendees and hopefuls to arrange shared experiences or cost-sharing opportunities in the Rendezvous Roomies & Logistics ’23 private Facebook group.
A Note From Danielle
There’s a personal reason why I’m posting today … perhaps you caught my name when reading the list of 30 participating authors. Yes! I will be at the JustRead Rendezvous and I can’t wait!
I have been participating in JustRead Tours for a few years now. I began as a reader, posting during bookstagram tours and blog tours. Then, as my author career began, I did tours with them for my own books. Beth and the team are fantastic to work with, so I’m even more eager to see them face-to-face. You’ll love them, too!
As a reader, another reason I can’t wait for the Rendezvous is because I’ve read books by many of the other authors. So, I may be fan-girling just a wee bit (okay, a lot?). I’m so honored my name is next to some of my favorite authors!
And, as an author myself, I’m ecstatic for the opportunity to meet you, my readers.
I do hope you’ll make the trip to St. Louis. The price is excellent and I think the company will be fabulous. Not to mention, as the Rendezvous theme verse says, “Gracious words are like a honeycomb, sweetness to the soul and health to the body.” (Proverbs 16:24 ESV) I’m looking forward to sharing that sweetness with you.
(1) winner will receive a Rendezvous book tote loaded with books and swag, a signed event booklet, a cozy Route 66 throw, and an “If I can’t take my BOOK, I’m not going” keychain!
The giveaway begins at midnight September 12, 2023 and will last through 11:59 PM EST on September 19, 2023. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. US only. Items may vary slightly. Throw and keychain ship immediately. Tote, books, swag, and booklet available at event or to ship in late November. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.
Giveaway is subject to JustRead Publicity Tours Giveaway Policies.
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