Event date: 
Tuesday, October 26, 2021 - 6:30pm
Event address: 
127 W. Main St.
Suite A
Gaylord, MI 49735

 Viola Shipman (aka Wade Rouse) returns in person!

It's a Launch Party for his first holiday novel,

The Secret of Snow.

Tuesday, October 26th at 6:30 pm

Sonny Dunes, a SoCal meteorologist who knows only sunshine and seventy-two-degree days, is being replaced by an AI meteorologist, which the youthful station manager reasons “will never age, gain weight or renegotiate its contract.” The only station willing to give the fifty-year-old another shot is one in a famously nontropical place—her northern Michigan hometown.

Sonny returns home and reacclimates to the painfully long, dark winters dominated by a Michigan phenomenon we all know as lake-effect snow. But beyond the complete physical shock to her system, she’s also forced to confront her past: her new boss, a former journalism classmate and mortal frenemy; more keenly, the death of a younger sister who loved the snow; and the mother who caused Sonny to leave.

We're excited to introduce you to another heartwarming Shipman tale on a laughter-filled evening with our good friends Wade and Gary. 

If you haven't made it to one of our events with Wade/Viola before, this is a perfect time to start.

Get your tickets NOW.

Limited Seating. For Real.

Tickets are $5.00 and are redeemable as $5 off of any purchase the evening of the event.

Pre-Order Now Badge
The Secret of Snow Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781525806445
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Graydon House - October 26th, 2021

$16.99
SKU: autogrwr013

The Recipe Box: A Novel (The Heirloom Novels) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250149992
Availability: May be available in-store. Is in stock in our warehouse for ordering.
Published: A Thomas Dunne Book for St. Martin's Griffin - October 29th, 2019

The Hope Chest: A Novel (The Heirloom Novels) Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250111111
Availability: May be available in-store. Is in stock in our warehouse for ordering.
Published: A Thomas Dunne Book for St. Martin's Griffin - February 13th, 2018

The Charm Bracelet: A Novel (The Heirloom Novels) Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781250071330
Availability: May be available in-store. Is in stock in our warehouse for ordering.
Published: A Thomas Dunne Book for St. Martin's Griffin - January 3rd, 2017

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The Heirloom Garden Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781525804618
Availability: May be available in-store. Is in stock in our warehouse for ordering.
Published: Graydon House - April 28th, 2020