Upcoming Appearances

Due to the Covid-19 crisis, all of my in-person events are currently postponed, but I’m excited to bring you a variety of virtual events that you can enjoy from home!

Every Thursday at 6:30 PM EST
A Live, Literary Happy Hour
On the Viola Shipman Facebook page

Books * Writing * Inspiration * Author Interviews * Readings * Publishing Insiders * & More!

The Clover Girls Book Tour!

I have an incredible lineup of virtual events (and even a few in-person) coming your way! We have so many wonderful events and authors scheduled! I hope you will join me for some of the fun and festivities as I launch my new “baby” into the world. And just look at all the wonderful authors and book lovers you’ll get to meet along the way!

Sunday, April 25-2:00 pm PST
Guest Speaker-Friends of The Palm Springs (CA) Public Library
Discussing The Clover Girls and The Secret of Snow
Register for free 

Wednesday, May 5-5:00 pm EST

Virtual Mother’s Day event with McLean & Eakin (Petoskey, Mich) and Valley Bookseller (Stillwater, Minn) to discuss The Clover Girls and celebrate our moms who are BFFs!
You must register, watch and pre-order in order to win BIG for your mom! Everyone who pre-orders a copy of The Clover Girls from one of the participating booksellers will receive a beautiful, gold, four-leaf clover bookmark! And all those who pre-order a copy have a chance to win a special “Mom Swag Bag” giveaway from each bookstore (2 total, one from each store): A handmade, clover tote from an East Coast artist PLUS a $50 gift certificate to each bookstore to fill it! Winners announced on Mother’s Day!

Register for free here

Wednesday, April 21-7 pm EST
Friends & Fiction
Special Guest Author (along with Elin Hilderbrand) invited to celebrate launch of Kristy Woodson Harvey’s new novel, Under the Southern Sky!
Watch live on F&F Facebook page here

Novels N Latte Book Club All-Day Facebook Takeover (with book giveaway)!
Watch here

11 a.m.
Shelley Irwin Morning Show-WGVU- NPR West Michigan newsmagazine
Listen here


Fox 17 Morning Mix (Grand Rapids, Michigan)-9:10 am EST
Watch here

BookClubbish (HarperCollins/Harlequin’s Website) All Day Takeover!
Follow the Facebook fun here

EightWest Morning Show-NBC-WoodTV8 (Grand Rapids, Mich.)-11-Noon EST
Watch here

Clover Girls Telethon-A Day of Friendship!
3:30-7:30 pm EST (ALL DAY LONG! LIVE!)
Viola Shipman Facebook Live!
Watch here!

3:30 PM EST
Join Me for A Special Reading & Talk about The Clover Girls!

4:30 PM EST
I will discuss The Clover Girls with one of my favorite independent bookstores, Saturn Booksellers!

5:30 PM EST
New York Times Bestselling Author Nancy Thayer will join me live to discuss The Clover Girls, Nancy’s new novel, Family Reunion, & how we became friends (a main theme of my novel)!

6:30 PM EST
New York Times Bestselling Author Brenda Novak will join us with her BFF to discuss The Clover Girls, Brenda’s brand new book, The Bookstore on the Beach, friendship, & her June Book Box which will feature The Clover Girls!

Special Multi-Store Bookstore and Author Launch Event! Stay tuned for details!

7:00 PM: THE CLOVER GIRLS Launch Event: Viola Shipman In Conversation with RaeAnne Thayne
More information here.

Wine & Words with Wade-New York Times bestselling author Mary Kay Andrews-6:30 pm EST (We’re discussing The Clover Girls & MKA’s newest summer blockbuster, The Newcomer)
Watch here!

Beyond the Book Jacket Series with Ron Block & the Cuyahoga County Public Library
Zoom Happy Hour discussion of The Clover Girls-7:00 pm EST
Register for free here

A Mighty Blaze-Friday Frontliner interview with New York Times Bestselling Author Caroline Leavitt-4:00 pm EST
Watch here

FRIDAY, JUNE 11, 6-8 p.m. EST
Book Reading at the Orchard with Wade Rouse Supporting The Fennville (MI) Elementary School’s National BookTrust
$55/ticket: Ticket purchase includes a signed copy of The Clover Girls, dinner and dessert, one beverage, and most importantly…an evening with acclaimed author Wade Rouse!
All proceeds will be donated to the BookTrust program at Fennville Elementary School. This is a wonderful program that assures all Fennville Elementary students get new, quality books to call their own. We hope you can attend.
Seating is at 50% limited capacity so fewer tickets are available, we are sorry if we sell out quickly.
Get your tickets here!