Thank you ALL for helping to make – in the most uncertain of times – The Heirloom Garden a bestseller: -In FIVE states -On the Independent Booksellers Association’s Bestseller List/Great Lakes Region -The Michigan Bestseller List -A Barnes & Noble Bestseller, B&N Mother’s Day Pick and B&N Summer Reading Selection  During one of the most...

The Detroit News interviewed me for a wonderful feature about my writing, my inspiration, Michigan and The Heirloom Garden. Here is a link that provides a lot of background about why I write the types of books (and characters) I do! ...

Although I always have to wake pre-dawn in California for morning TV and radio shows on the East Coast, I love doing them (with coffee)! And I wouldn’t miss my annual book launch interview with Terri DeBoer and eightWest. I adore them to the moon and back! ...

Due to the health and safety of readers, the book tour for The Heirloom Garden was cancelled. Of course, this was the only decision to make, but it still was no less heartbreaking. My publisher and I spent months and months planning these events, and I love nothing more than...

Like so many of our small businesses that have been decimated by this pandemic, independent bookstores need our support now more than ever (and we need books more than ever)! Over the last 15 years, I have been blessed to visit countless indie stores across the nation. Their owners and...

I am beyond excited to launch a brand new author web site – WadeRouse.com – that encompasses all of my writing, fiction and nonfiction. The new site includes all of my books – a memoirs and novels – as well as the new nonfiction I will be writing in the...

I’ve had a number of readers write to me this fall and winter asking why they cannot purchase a copy of my holiday novella, Christmas Angels. Although it’s not currently available, I’m very excited to announce that my current publisher has plans to re-release it! The exact timing of the...

I am beyond thrilled that my new novel, The Heirloom Garden, will launch April 28! As I write in my opening letter, this is a deeply personal novel, and I believe my deepest exploration of how we all have the power to change our lives, despite the circumstances that face us and the ghosts that...

So happy to announce that THE RECIPE BOX is finally out in paperback! If you’ve yet to read the novel, I hope you will pick up a copy as a holiday gift or winter read as it is a perfect read for this season as it pays tribute to food and family,...

I was so happy to have an essay entitled “Grandma’s Slice of Love” appear in the November issue of Reader’s Digest. The essay was about my grandmother, her love of baking and how I learned about our family – and how much she loved me – when we were together...