Wade Rouse Author

Wade Rouse is the internationally bestselling author of seven books, including his latest novel, The Hope Chest, which launched in March from St. Martin's Press/Thomas Dunne Books, and The Charm Bracelet, which came out in paperback in January 2016. To date, the novels, written under the pen name Viola Shipman, have been translated into over a dozen languages and resonated with readers around the world. Wade chose his grandmother’s name as his pen name in order to pay tribute to the woman whose heirlooms, lives, lessons and love inspire his fiction and inspired him to become a writer and the person he is today.

DIARY: Father and Son Take the Ride of a Lifetime

After a lifetime of saving as if disaster was just around the corner, Wade finally splurges on a dream car and gives his father the ride of his life. My father had a strict...

DIARY: The Palm Springs Surprise

Wade and Gary try to remain sane as their attempts to transform their new home are met with infestations and other frustrations....

DIARY: Anything You Dream

Wade had learned to associate Halloween with disappointment; little did he know, the glittering costumes he dreamed of were just a few decades away. Growing up in rural America, I...