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About Viola Russell

I am a teacher by day but a writer by night. As a native New Orleanian, I know the city and love its unique culture and people. New Orleans is a character in many of my novels; the city's vibrant culture and citizens make my work come to life.

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My Story

"A Fair Grounds Mystery" and "The Doctor and the War Widow" contain vibrant New Orleans characters. An academic, I also love history and literature. My novels also celebrate my Irish and German heritage as well as my fascination with the historical events of the twentieth century. "Love at War" and "Jude Mooney" bring the era of Prohibition, WWI, and WWII to life. In "Buccaneer Beauty," I ventured into Ireland of the 1500s, celebrating the life of the famous Irish pirate, Grainne O'Malley. In "The Unveiling of Amber" I delved into the world of eroticism and sexual intrigue.

My life is full and busy. I am a full-time teacher as well as a full-time writer who lives in New Orleans with my husband, the love of my life. I am a constant learner, studying German and exploring new ways to reach students through online activities, especially since the COVID-19 crisis. As I grow as an author and teacher, I hope to inspire others to achieve as well.

A Touch of My Life

There may be no better way to communicate what we do than through images. As you browse my site, take a few moments to let your eyes linger here.

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