We are very excited to kick off our seventh annual Mother’s Day Author Blog series with Viola Shipman
--- award-winning memoirist Wade Rouse
, writing under a pen name --- whose debut novel, THE CHARM BRACELET
, couldn’t be a more perfect place to start. It’s the story of three women who rediscover the importance of family as an heirloom charm bracelet changes their lives. Here, Viola warmly recounts early memories of reading with her mother and grandmothers, women who inspired not only her love of books, but her first novel as well.