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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 author Karen Sargent and discover what she’s reading!

Meet Rendezvous author Karen Sargent

Karen Sargent

Karen Sargent writes emotionally charged women’s fiction that asks big questions, induces tears and laughter, and leaves the reader with something to ponder. Her debut novel, Waiting for Butterflies, is an IAN Book of the Year and earned a Foreword Reviews Gold Award. Between working on her upcoming novels, Karen writes devotions for Guideposts.

A retired English teacher and adjunct college instructor, Karen will always be a teacher at heart and enjoys presenting at writers guilds and conferences and leading book launches for authors. She also serves as chapter president of American Christian Fiction Writers-St. Louis.

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

Genres: Women’s Fiction

Featured title: Waiting for Butterflies

Currently reading: Surprised by Oxford by Carolyn Weber

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).

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