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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 Amanda Cox, Lisa M. James, Kimberley Woodhouse, and Kristi Ann Hunter, and find out what they’re reading!

Meet Rendezvous Authors Amanda Cox, Lisa M. James, Kimberley Woodhouse, and Kristi Ann Hunter

Amanda Cox

Amanda Cox is the author of The Edge of Belonging and The Secret Keepers of Old Depot Grocery, both of which were the Christy Award Book of the Year in 2021 and 2022, respectively. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Bible and theology and a master’s degree in professional counseling, but her first love is communicating through story. Her studies and her interactions with hurting families over a decade have allowed her to create multidimensional characters that connect emotionally with readers. She lives in Chattanooga, Tennessee, with her husband and their three children.

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

Genres: General Fiction, Dual or Multiple Timeline Fiction, Women’s Fiction

Featured title: He Should Have Told the Bees

Currently reading: Rhythms of Fractured Grace by Amanda Wen

Lisa M. JamesLisa M. James is a Historical Fantasy, Christian Fantasy, and Young Adult Fantasy author. Her novels have made the Amazon Best Sellers list for numerous categories, including: Christian Fantasy, FairyTale Fantasy, and Religious Romance. She is committed to creating fantastical worlds with clean romances and diverse female leads. When not writing, Lisa can most often be found watching Disney movies or enjoying homemade chai.

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

Genres: Fantasy

Featured title: A Path to Forgiveness

Currently reading: The Prodigal Prophet by Tim Keller

Kimberley WoodhouseKimberley Woodhouse is an award-winning and bestselling author of more than thirty books. A lover of history, suspense, and research, she often gets sucked into the past and then her husband has to lure her out with chocolate and the promise of eighteen holes on the golf course. Married to the love of her life for three+ decades, she lives and writes in Colorado where she’s traded in her hat of “Craziest Mom” for “Nana the Great.”

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

Genres: Romantic Suspense, Historical Romance, Dual or Multiple Timeline Fiction

Featured title: The Secrets Beneath

Currently reading: Prayers of Rest by Asheritah Ciuciu

Kristi Ann HunterKristi Ann Hunter enjoys using faith and fun to share stories of life and love in all settings. When she is not writing or interacting with her readers, Kristi spends time with her family and her church. A graduate of Georgia Tech with a computer science degree, she knows that life rarely takes the turns we expect. While she still spends hours a day on a computer, now she’s living out the dreams of her childhood and creating stories for others to enjoy and be inspired by.

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

Genres: Contemporary Romance, Historical Romance

Featured title: Pixels and Paint

Currently reading: The Nabob’s Daughter by Jess Heileman


(1) winner will be gifted a JustRead Rendezvous reader registration (including the Thursday night meet + greet / Christy Award watch party) from author Lisa M. James!

Rendezvous Reader Registration Gift giveaway

The giveaway begins at midnight August 4, 2023 and will last through 11:59 PM EST on August 18, 2023. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.

Giveaway is subject to JustRead Publicity Tours Giveaway Policies.

JustRead Rendezvous Reader Registration Giveaway

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!