WADE ROUSE is the internationally bestselling author of ten books, which have been translated into 20 languages, including his latest novels, The Heirloom Garden (April 2020) and The Summer Cottage. Wade chose his grandmother’s name, Viola Shipman, as a pen name to honor the woman whose heirlooms and family stories inspire his fiction. Also a noted humorist of four memoirs, Wade was a finalist for the Goodreads Choice Awards in Humor (he lost to Tina Fey) and was named by Writer’s Digest as “The #2 Writer, Dead or Alive, We’d Like to Have Drinks With” (Wade was sandwiched between Ernest Hemingway and Hunter Thompson). For more, visit violashipman.com or waderouse.com.
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