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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 Regina Rudd Merrick, Nancy Mehl, Shaen Layle, and Tabitha Bouldin, and discover what they’re reading!

Meet Rendezvous authors Regina Rudd Merrick, Nancy Mehl, Shaen Layle, and Tabitha Bouldin

Regina Rudd Merrick

Regina Rudd Merrick is a multi-published author, church musician, wife, mother, former librarian, lover of all things fun, beachy, and chocolate, and grateful follower of Jesus Christ. Married to her husband of 40 years, she is the mother of two grown daughters, and lives in the small town of Marion, KY. Connect with Regina on Facebook, Instagram, or on her website.

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

Genres: Contemporary Romance, Romantic Suspense, Historical Romance

Featured title: Window of Peace

Currently reading: A Seaside Murder by Melissa Tagg

Nancy MehlNancy Mehl is the bestselling author of over 50 books. She’s won the Daphne Du Maurier Award, as well as an ACFW Mystery Book of the Year Award and a Carol award. She was also a finalist for the prestigious Christy award. Her short story, Chasing Shadows, was in the USA Today bestselling Summer of Suspense anthology.

You can learn more about Nancy and her books on her website at and her blog at

Genres: Thriller, Mystery, Cozy Mystery

Featured title: Cold Pursuit

Currently reading: 8 Below by Kimberley Woodhouse

Shaen LayleShaen Layle is a USA Today Bestselling author who writes inspirational cozy mystery from her home in the Midwest, where she lives with her artist husband, Danny, their two rambunctious but adorable little boys, and their shelter pup, Violet. Trained as a literary novelist and with a decade of librarianship under her belt, Shaen loves discussing all things bookish with her readers on her website and on social media.

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

Genres: Cozy Mystery

Featured title: To Heal a Heart

Currently reading: He Should Have Told the Bees by Amanda Cox

Tabitha BouldinTabitha Bouldin has a bachelor’s degree in creative writing/English from Southern New Hampshire University. She is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) and is repped by Ali Herring at Spencerhill Associates. When she’s not homeschooling her kids, you’ll find her curled up with a book.

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

Genres: Contemporary Romance, Young Adult

Featured title: The Cowgirl’s Last Rodeo

Currently reading: Cold Pursuit by Nancy Mehl

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!