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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 Peggy Trotter, Stephenia H. McGee, Rebecca Hemlock, and Jerusha Agen, and find out what they’re reading!

Meet Rendezvous Authors Peggy Trotter, Stephenia H. McGee, Rebecca Hemlock, and Jerusha Agen

Peggy Trotter

When Peggy Trotter’s not crafting or DIY-ing, she’s immersed in a story scene of some sort, always pushing toward that sigh-worthy, happily-ever-after ending. Two kids, two in-law kids, and four grandchildren are the delight her life, as well as her Batman of 38 years whose cape is much worn from rescuing his wife from one predicament or another.

On a dusty shelf lies a couple of writing honors like the prestigious ACFW Genesis Award, Novella category, even though she writes full-length historical and contemporary Ransomed-Ever-After Fiction. She strives to bring characters and storylines alive to reveal God’s guiding providence and unending love.

You can learn more about Peggy and her books on her website at

Genres: Contemporary Romance, Historical Fiction, Historical Romance

Featured title: Tattered Blossoms Rise

Currently reading: Anne of Green Gables series by L. M. Montgomery

Stephenia H. McGeeStephenia H. McGee is a multi-published author of stories of faith, hope, and healing set in the Deep South. She lives in Mississippi, where she is a mom of two rambunctious boys, writer, dreamer, and husband spoiler. Her novel The Cedar Key was a 2021 Faith, Hope, and Love Readers’ Choice award winner. A member of the ACFW (American Christian Fiction Writers) and the DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution), she loves all things books and history. Stephenia also loves connecting with readers and can often be found having fun with her Faithful Readers Team on Facebook.

You can learn more about Stephenia and her books on her website at

Genres: Historical Romance, Time Slip (Time Travel)

Featured title: The River Queen

Currently reading: Freedom in the Mountain Wind by Misty M. Beller

Rebecca HemlockRebecca Hemlock is an Award-winning author of seven books and writes children’s fiction under the pen name R.C. Burch. An active member of Sisters in Crime and American Christian Fiction Writers, Rebecca loves writing for those who love mystery mixed in with their Romantic Suspense.

Her favorite times to write are early in the morning when the sun is coming up and as the sun sets over her Eastern Kentucky hilltop home.

Aside from writing, Rebecca enjoys discovering forgotten treasures in antique shops.

You can learn more about Rebecca and her books on her website at

Genres: Romantic Suspense, Mystery or Cozy Mystery, Historical Romance

Featured title: The Case of the Missing Detective

Currently reading: In Spotlight and Shadow by Rachel Scott McDaniel

Jerusha AgenJerusha Agen imagines danger around every corner but knows God is there, too. So naturally, she writes romantic suspense infused with the hope of salvation in Jesus Christ. Jerusha loves to hang out with her big furry dogs and little furry cats, often while reading or watching movies.

You can learn more about Jerusha and her books on her website at

Genres: Contemporary Romance, Romantic Suspense, Suspense or Thriller

Featured title: Hidden Danger

Currently reading: Protecting Her Witness by Sarah Hamaker

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!