Viola Shipman, author
Viola Shipman is a pen name for Wade Rouse, a popular award-winning memoirist. Rouse chose his grandmother?s name, Viola Shipman, to honor the woman whose heirlooms and family stories inspire his writing. He is the bestselling author of The Charm Bracelet, The Hope Chest and The Recipe Box. Viola (Wade) will be discussing his latest book, ?The Summer Cottage.?