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We love buzzing about books!
JustRead Publicity Tours was founded in 2018 by Annie of Just Commonly and Carrie of Reading is My SuperPower, hence the name, “JustRead.” Both Annie and Carrie joined the book blogging community in 2015. Beth of Faithfully Bookish (2016) and Rachel of Bookworm Mama (2014) each joined the JustRead team in 2019 followed by Mimi of Woven by Words (2008) in 2023.
JustRead became a Limited Liability Company in 2020. We were also blessed to have Kayla Pettrey intern with us during the summer of 2020. As is often true in life, our individual plots may only intersect for a season. Annie closed her JustRead chapter at the end of 2020 and Rachel begins a new chapter in 2023.
Our faith and our love of books have brought us together and we believe Christian fiction exemplifies what stories can be – wholesome and inspirational.
Our purpose in operating JustRead Publicity Tours is to advocate spreading the word about books that inspire and are written from a Christian perspective.
Before JustRead, Annie and Carrie both received requests to create graphics or put together blog hops or tours for authors. Eventually, they decided to pool together their ideas and build something special. Since we gladly followed God’s lead, we have loved working together!
We are delighted to continue serving publishers, authors, and readers of the Christian fiction and clean reads communities as JustRead. We are committed to buzzing about books through blog, review, and social media campaigns, and more!
Beth is a Christian fiction enthusiast. She is passionate about encouraging authors and connecting readers with entertaining, encouraging, and redemptive stories. You are invited to join her and her reader friends at Faithfully Bookish. She is especially grateful for opportunities to participate in events that foster a collective love of story and community among authors and readers.
Beth lives with her husband, their four children, and their two dogs in a close-knit rural southern Illinois farming community. She is the business owner, administrative contact, and organization coordinator.
Carrie is an avid reader, book reviewer, story addict, KissingBooks fan, book boyfriend collector, and cool aunt. She also loves Jesus and THE Story a whole lot. She is co-founder of the Christian Fiction Readers’ Retreat and a co-author of Getting Past the Publishing Gatekeepers (a resource to help authors win the hearts of agents, publishers, editors, and readers).
Carrie lives in Georgia with her husband Eric and can be found lurking at various blogs and websites (because she can’t stop talking about books) but her main home is ReadingIsMySuperPower.org. She is our blog/review campaign coordinator.
Mimi is a passionate fan of all things Christian fiction! She writes book reviews at Woven by Words and she would talk about books all day long, giving recommendations to everyone she meets, if she could! Mimi has worked in influencer marketing since 2013 and has also been a home healthcare worker since 2019.
Mimi is a wife, an empty nester mom of four, obsessed grandma, and dog mom to Tucker. She lives in Maryland where she loves to garden most of the year and raise monarch and swallowtail butterflies while listening to audiobooks. She is our social campaign coordinator.
Rachel is a work-from-home, homeschooling mama. She enjoys good books of all kinds and has a soft spot for historical fiction. She has been reviewing books since 2014 and is the sole owner/operator of Bookworm Mama providing virtual author assistant and author support services. Rachel lives in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, with her husband and 2 boys, where reading (and crafting) is an integral part of their lives.
The JustRead team is exceedingly grateful for our hosts (fondly referred to as book bees). Without these passionate, positive, and enthusiastic readers, we wouldn’t be able to do what we do. Hosts are our essential volunteers, talented influencers who spread book buzz to the masses. Interested in participating as a JustRead host? Learn more.
Email us at justreadtours[AT]gmail[DOT]com. If you are an author or publisher seeking more information about our campaigns, please refer to our authors & publishers section. Our normal response time is within 10 business days (Mondays through Fridays).
Our thanks to Annie @justcommonly for creating the original JustRead logo including our beloved yellow speech bubble. Credit for our 2021 logo update goes to Orange Brain Studio. Kim’s creativity and talent brought our book bee to life!