“Long before he moved to Michigan more than a dozen years ago, bestselling author Wade Rouse had already imprinted on all the wildness and charm that is our Up North. As a kid growing up in Missouri, his vacations detoured him to his aunt’s home in Leland and he spent days exploring the nearby towns that hugged the Lake Michigan coastline.
“Every novel I write is set in a different Michigan resort town,” said Rouse, who writes his novels under the pen name of Viola Shipman, a literary tribute to his inspirational grandmother. “Since moving to Michigan and even before, I’ve been fascinated by the geographic beauty of this state. I think Michigan is one of the most beautiful spots in the world,” he said, adding he relishes finding each town’s uniqueness…”

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