Viola Shipman

Wade Rouse, a well-known and award-winning memoirist, goes by the pen name VIOLA SHIPMAN. To honor the woman whose treasures and family stories inspire his writing, Rouse picked his grandmother's name, Viola Shipman. Rouse is a regular contributor to All Things Considered and writes for People and Coastal Living, among other publications. The Charm Bracelet and The Hope Chest are his works.