Author Wade Rouse will be at the Palm Springs Public Library on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. to discuss his latest novel “The Recipe Box” which will be released the day before on March 20th and is the third book by Wade writing as Viola Shipman; his pen name in homage to his grandmother.  This book follows last year’s novel “The Hope Chest” and the very successful release of his first novel “The Charm Bracelet” two years ago. To date, these ‘heirloom’ novels written under his pen name focus on what's most important in life: Family, faith, friends, fun, love and a passion for what you do and have been translated into over a dozen languages and resonated with readers around the world.

Wade will read from his newly released book, share the inspiration behind the story and talk about his writing experiences as well as what he is working on for the future.  Books will be available for purchase and to be autographed at the event.

For more information about him and his latest book release you can go to his web site at: He is the author of several successful memoirs and is a journalist for several magazines including People, Good Housekeeping, Coastal Living and Metrosource, among others, as well as been a regular contributor to All Things Considered, where he did a series of funny, poignant essays on family holidays. Wade's writing has also appeared in Time, Forbes, Salon, the Washington Post, Out, The Advocate, Publisher’s Weekly and Writer’s Digest.  

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