"I just want to say how much I love the site. It's not only beautifully designed but also captures the nostalgic beauty and heirloom feel of the novel (and future novels). Moreover, it's easily navigable, clean and user-friendly. Over the moon! Can't thank you enough for all your talent, expertise and enthusiasm." — Viola Shipman (Pen name for Wade Rouse)
VIOLA SHIPMAN is a pen name for Wade Rouse, a popular, award-winning memoirist. Rouse chose his grandmother’s name to honor the woman whose charm bracelet and family stories inspired him to write his debut novel, which is a tribute to all of our elders. Rouse lives in Michigan and writes regularly for People and Coastal Living, among other places, and is a contributor to All Things Considered. To date, The Charm Bracelet has been translated into nine languages. He is at work on his second “heirloom novel,” which will be published in 2017.