Thursday, June 6, 2024

Author Interview with Becky Wade & Giveaway Celebrating the JustRead Rendezvous 2024!

RDV '24 JustRead Blog Tour

Welcome to the Blog Tour for JustRead Rendezvous 2024, hosted, sponsored, and organized by JustRead Publicity Tours!

You are Invited

JustRead Rendezvous
November 15, 2024

DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel & Conference Center Chicago-Downers Grove

Join fellow readers and authors at the JustRead Rendezvous to celebrate Christian fiction and sweet reads. This event, modeled after the Christian Fiction Readers Retreat, aims to sweeten reading and storytelling experiences with fellowship and encouragement. Activities will include corporate worship, speaker sessions, author panels, small group discussions, games, giveaways, a pop-up book shop, and author signings. 

Baker Publishing Group fiction imprints (Bethany House and Revell), Enclave Publishing, and Kregel Publications have joined JustRead Publicity Tours as event sponsors.

Learn more about the 2024 JustRead Rendezvous

Interview with Author Becky Wade

Can you tell us a little about yourself?

Sure! I was born and raised in southern California. I attended Baylor University in Texas and met Chris (who would eventually become my husband) there. We lived overseas in the Caribbean and Australia during the first four years of our marriage, and it was during that time that I first tried—and fell in love with—writing.

Eventually, Chris and I settled in Dallas, and this is where we’ve raised our children (now 23, 20, and 15). Just three more years until we become empty nesters!

I write Christian contemporary romance. The first of those, My Stubborn Heart, released in 2012. I’m amazed by the fact that I’ve now published five novellas and thirteen novels.

What do you enjoy doing besides writing?

I enjoy traveling, reading, talking with friends on the Voxer app, yoga, walking, bubble baths, and watching movies and TV shows.

Why do you enjoy attending reader events like Rendezvous?

It’s a rare treat to surround myself with people who are passionate about the same thing that I’m passionate about—Christian fiction. That connection gives everyone present a feeling of camaraderie and shared understanding. We “get” each other.

What are you most looking forward to about Rendezvous specifically?

Face-to-face conversations with readers and writers. It means a lot to me to speak with people who’ve read my books and know my characters. Sometimes readers know my characters even better than I do because after I edit a book a book for the final time, I don’t re-read it again. My memory concerning the details of some of my earliest books is hazy!

What books can we look forward to coming from you in the future?

I’m currently working on a series called Sons of Scandal. It focuses on the love stories of three brothers and is set in Maine. The first two books in that series (Memory Lane and Rocky Road) are currently available. I’ve finished the first draft of the third and final book and am now rewriting it. Lord willing, you can expect that from me next!

Participating Authors

JustRead Rendezvous 2024 first 27 participating authors

first row: Amanda Barratt, Amanda Cox, Amanda Dykes, Angela Ruth Strong, Becky Wade, Elizabeth Goddard, Elizabeth Musser, Emily Conrad, Gabrielle Meyer. second row: Janilise Lloyd, Kate Breslin, Katie Powner, Kimberley Woodhouse, Kristi Ann Hunter, Laura Frantz, Linda MacKillop, Lisa Phillips, Lynn Austin. third row: Mesu Andrews, Nancy Mehl, Nicole Deese, Robin W. Pearson, Ronie Kendig, Sara Brunsvold, Sara Davison, Sara Ella, Sara Watterson

Keynote speakers include Amanda Dykes, Becky Wade, and Ronie Kendig. Kimberley Woodhouse and Lisa Phillips will lead worship. More authors will be added to the event as reader registration increases!  

Check out recent releases by participating authors in the JustRead Amazon Storefront.


The registration fee (including a book tote, lunch, afternoon snack, and more) is $124 for readers. We’re nearing the reader registration mark to add more best-selling, debut, and indie authors to the 2024 event. Tell your friends and register today to pave the way by August 1! 

Subscribe to email updates and learn more about each author on the JustRead Rendezvous website. Connect with other attendees and hopefuls in the Rendezvous Roomies & Logistics ’24 private Facebook group to arrange shared experiences or cost-sharing opportunities

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P.S. Join us on Thursday at the same location for the Art of Writing conference and The Christy Award Winners Gala. The Christy Award honors and promotes excellence in Christian fiction and is a program of the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association. Visit for more information and registration.

(1) winner will receive one paid registration to JustRead Rendezvous 2024 courtesy of '23 Rendezvous author Tamara Leigh
(1) winner will receive a canvas tote bag, an A6 journal notebook with a ballpoint pen, a 12 oz enamel mug, a scented candle, and a reading blanket
(5) winners will receive a $10 egift card (Baker Book House, Christianbook, or Amazon)

JustRead Rendezvous 2024 Blog Tour Giveaway

Full tour schedule linked below. The giveaway begins at midnight June 4, 2024 and will last through 11:59 PM EST on June 11, 2024. Winners will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. US only for physical prizes. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.

Giveaway is subject to JustRead Publicity Tours Giveaway Policies.

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Follow along at JustRead Tours for a full list of stops!

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