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Meet Rendezvous Keynote Speakers

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 our keynote speakers, Pepper Basham and Jocelyn Green, and find out what they’re reading!

Meet Rendezvous Authors Pepper Basham and Jocelyn Green

Pepper BashamPepper Basham is an award-winning author who writes romance “peppered” with grace and humor. Writing both historical and contemporary novels, she loves to incorporate her native Appalachian culture and/or her unabashed adoration of the UK into her stories. Her 20th book came out in February 2023.

She currently resides in the lovely mountains of Asheville, NC where she is a wife, mom to five great kids, a speech-language pathologist, and a lover of chocolate, jazz, hats, and Jesus. Her dual timeline novel, Hope Between the Pages, was a 2022 finalist for the prestigious Christy Awards. Pepper loves connecting with readers and other authors through social media outlets like Facebook & Instagram.

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

Genres: Contemporary Romance, Historical Romance, Mystery / Cozy Mystery

Featured title: Positively, Penelope

Currently reading: Sense and Sensibility, A Lady’s Guide to Fortune Hunting By Sophie Irwin

Jocelyn GreenJocelyn Green inspires faith and courage as the award-winning and bestselling author of 20 books, including The Metropolitan Affair, The Windy City Saga, and The Mark of the King. Her books have garnered starred reviews from Booklist and Publishers Weekly, and have been honored with the Christy Award, the gold medal from the Military Writers Society of America, and the Golden Scroll Award from the Advanced Writers & Speakers Association.

She loves Mexican food, Broadway musicals, strawberry rhubarb pie, and reading with a cup of tea. Jocelyn lives with her husband Rob and two children in Cedar Falls, Iowa.

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

Genres: Historical Fiction

Featured title: The Metropolitan Affair

Currently reading: The Blackout Book Club by Amy Lynn Green

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