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!

Join me every Tuesday and Thursday at 7 p.m. EST (except where noted below) in the ongoing future for online readings, chats, giveaways and virtual hugs & love & more … Every Thursday is Viola’s Virtual Happy Hours!

Sunday, April 26, 2020

Sipping Sunday with Laura’s Book Club
Interview and Q&A with Laura Preston
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Tuesday, April 28, 2020


Nationwide Virtual Launch Party
6:30 p.m. EST
Special Guest: New York Times bestselling author Nancy Thayer
Giveaways, Fun & More!
Live Launch Party on the Viola Shipman Facebook page

Interview with A Mighty Blaze

All-Day Chat with Novels N Latte Book Club

PLUS: Reviews, Q&A and Book Discussion with 70+ Book Bloggers!! (Check out Viola Shipman Facebook Fan Page for more on these)

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

LIVE TV interviews with NBC and Fox affiliates in Grand Rapids!
(Interviews will be posted on Viola Shipman’s Facebook page)

Thursday, April 30, 2020

Facebook Live with Kristy Woodson Harvey
In Conversation with Ron Block of the Cuyahoga County Public Library
(Kristy’s new book, Feels Like Falling, is out now, too!)
Time TBD
On the Viola Shipman Facebook page

Friday, May 1, 2020
6:30 p.m. EST
GUIDING LIGHT FANS! Facebook LIVE with Tina Sloan!
Tina is best know for originating and playing the part of Lillian Raines on the CBS daytime drama Guiding Light from 1983 until the show’s final broadcast in 2009. We will discuss her latest book, Chasing Cleopatra(and SO many other things).

Join us at the Viola Shipman Facebook Fan Page

Sunday, May 10, 2020 – Mother’s Day
4:00 p.m. EST
Virtual Mother’s Day Live event with Brenda Novak and Kelly Rimmer
Presented by Harlequin Books & @BookClubbish
Don’t forget to invite your mom!
Join us at this link, and sign up today!

Friday, June 5, 2020
5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Book Trust Fundraiser
Cranes Pie Pantry, Restautant & Winery
6054 124th Avenue
Fennville, MI 49408
Tickets are $45.00
(Full donation to Book Trust)
Tickets are sold in advance
Call 269-561-2297 or visit website for tickets

Tuesday, June 23, 2020
6:00 pm
Bullard Sanford Memorial Library
520 W Huron Ave
Vassar, MI

Wednesday, July 22, 2020
McLean & Eakin Booksellers’s
307 East Lake Street
Petoskey, MI 49770

Thursday, July 30, 2020
6:00pm – 7:00pm
Howard Miller Public Library
14 S Church Street
Zeeland, MI 49464