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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 Pat Simmons and Kate Angelo, and discover what they’re reading!

Meet Rendezvous authors Pat Simmons and Kate Angelo

Pat Simmons

Pat Simmons is a multi-published Christian romance author of forty-plus titles. She is a self-proclaimed genealogy sleuth and a five-time recipient of the RSJ Emma Rodgers Award for Best Inspirational Romance and the 2022 winner of the Leslie Esdaile “Trailblazer” Award.

Pat holds a B.S. in mass communications from Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts, and has worked in radio, television, and print media for over twenty years.

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

Genres: Contemporary Romance, Dual/Multiple Timeline Fiction, Women’s Fiction

Featured title: Day She Prayed

Currently reading: The Thing About Home by Rhonda McKnight

Kate AngeloKate Angelo is a Publishers Weekly Bestselling Romantic Suspense author, minister, and public speaker from Southwest Missouri who works alongside her husband championing stronger marriages and families through their nonprofit. As Mom to 5 adult children, she’s fluent in both sarcasm and eye rolls. Kate is a coffee addict, tech enthusiast, productivity guru, expert knitter, summer lake fanatic, prayer warrior, dog lover, avid reader, and a known klutz. Having aged out of foster care, Kate brings a unique perspective to her writing, breathing life into flawed characters who find hope and healing amidst danger.

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

Genres: Romantic Suspense, Suspense, Thriller

Featured title: Christmas in the Crosshairs: An Elite Guardians Anthology

Currently reading: Skin and Bone by Lisa Phillips

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!