Annie loves all things book and bookish, and most of all, Jesus. She reads many different genres, but she has a special place in her heart for Christian fiction. Next to reading, her other interests include spending time with family and friends, eating, playing with her miniature schnauzer pups, Gabby and Reagan, and somehow challenge her non-existent athletic abilities to improve (tremendously) her tennis and golf game. Annie is proud to be one of the founding stewards of the Christian Fiction Readers Retreat (CFRR), the first readers’ retreat of its kind. You can find her at @justcommonly, she is the “Just” behind JustRead’s name.

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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. Co-founder of the Christian Fiction Readers’ Retreat and JustRead Publicity Tours, Carrie lives in Kentucky with her husband Eric. She can be found lurking at various blogs and websites (because she can’t stop talking about books) but her main home is the blog she started in 2015 – Carrie is the “Read” behind JustRead’s name.

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Beth is a Christian fiction enthusiast, book reviewer, and blogger. 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. Beth is especially grateful to have participated in the Christian Fiction Readers Retreat as a reader, associate, then steward. Beth lives with her husband, their four children, and their English springer spaniel, Izzy, in a close-knit rural southern Illinois farming community.

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Rachel is a work from home mom who LOVES to read. She enjoys good (clean) books of all kinds and has a soft spot for historical fiction. Rachel has been reviewing books since 2014 and is the sole owner/operator of Bookworm Mama. Homeschool Mom, Public School Mom, Assistant Events Coordinator, and Worship Leader are just a few of the “non-bookish” roles she has. Rachel has had the honor of participating as a judge for various awards since 2017. Rachel also works as an Author Assistant and contributes to a group blog

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Kayla is a marketing student, book fanatic, superhero geek, coffee lover, and servant of God. She developed the love of reading and writing from a young age, so don’t be surprised to find her daydreaming about stories or creating character collages on a regular basis. Kayla is always in search of the next great book or world’s best coffee while also anticipating the release of the next superhero film. She currently lives in Maryland with her dad, author mom, and their 185-pound Newfoundland, Griffin, who truly believes he is a lap dog.