Viola Russell is the pen name of Susan Weaver, a New Orleans based writer. Viola Russell was the given name of the author’s late grandmother, and many of Russell’s books celebrate New Orleans, the place of her birth and the residence of her family for many years. The current Viola Russell was born in the early ’60s to loving parents who taught her to pursue her dreams.
A typical Louisiana girl, Russell loves festivals, music, and family. When not writing, she loves reading, traveling, and teaching.