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Join authors and readers at the inaugural JustRead Rendezvous on November 17, 2023, in St. Louis to celebrate stories and enjoy encouraging fellowship. Get to know participating authors, Suzie Waltner, Megan Besing, Danielle Grandinetti, and Barbara M. Britton, and find out what they’re reading!

Meet Rendezvous Authors Suzie Waltner, Megan Besing, Danielle Grandinetti, and Barbara M. Britton


Suzie WaltnerSuzie Waltner is a lover of fiction and is first and foremost a reader. When she’s not at work or reading or writing, you can find her cheering on the Nashville Predators (hockey) or dancing an hour away in Zumba class. Until her second year of college, her life plan was to become a veterinarian. A fainting spell while watching a surgery performed on a sheep changed that plan. Now she works in the corporate world during the day while creating stories in her free time.

Suzie resides in a suburb of Nashville, TN. Her latest book, Midnight Blue is a Holt Medallion and Maggie Award Finalist.

You can learn more about Suzie and her books on her website at suziewaltner.com.

Genres: Contemporary Romance

Featured title: Midnight Blue

Currently reading: Ladies of the Lake by Cathy Gohlke


Megan BesingDespite always adoring happily-ever-afters, Megan Besing didn’t unlock a love for reading until her mid-twenties, which quickly expanded into writing. Her own stories have won many awards, including the Selah, being a Carol semi-finalist, and landing #5 on PW’s Religion Fiction list. However, her most cherished achievements are being a wife and mother.

She lives in a pocket-size Indiana town, where she’s always planning a road trip with a view. Yet, her favorite place may just be on her front porch drinking tea. 

You can learn more about Megan and her books on her website at meganbesing.com.

Genres: Contemporary Romance, Romantic Suspense, Historical Romance

Featured title: Expired Hope

Currently reading: Summer in the Spotlight by Liz Johnson


Danielle GrandinettiDanielle Grandinetti is an inspirational romance author fueled by tea and books, and the occasional nature walk. A 2023 Finalist in the FHLCW Reader’s Choice Award, she has also won the UNW Distinguished Faith in Writing Award and the CROW National Excellence in Story Telling Award. Originally from the Chicagoland area, she now lives along Lake Michigan’s Wisconsin shoreline with her husband and their two young sons.

You can learn more about Danielle and her books on her website at daniellegrandinetti.com.

Genres: Romantic Suspense & Historical Romance

Featured title: Confessions to a Stranger

Currently reading: Unseen Danger by Jerusha Agen


Barbara M. BrittonBarbara M. Britton lives in Southeast, Wisconsin and loves the snow—when it accumulates under three inches. She writes Christian Fiction from Bible Times to present-day USA. Her Tribes of Israel series brings little-known Bible characters to light. Her novel Christmas at Whispering Creek, is a compelling, yet fun story, shining a light on breast cancer. Barbara has a nutrition degree from Baylor University but loves to dip healthy strawberries in chocolate.

You can learn more about Barbara and her books on her website at barbarambritton.com.

Genres: Contemporary Romance, Historical Fiction, Biblical Fiction

Featured title: Christmas at Whispering Creek

Currently reading: Courage in the Storm by Laurel Blount


Learn more about JustRead Rendezvous… why (About page), what, where (Event page), who, and how (Authors page or Readers page). We’d love to have you join us and/or support the event (Sponsorship and Promotional Opportunities page).

Have you read title(s) by these authors? Tell us what your favorites are and which titles you’re adding to your tbr!