If you’ve already read “No Tears for my Father”, then you already know more about this author than long-time friends and members of the family know. If you haven’t read it yet, once you do, you might ask yourself “Why is that woman smiling?
She smiles because she’s been blessed with a good husband, two beautiful daughters and a lovely grand-daughter. And she smiles because with this book, she has realized a life-long goal: to become a published author on an important subject: child sexual abuse.
Career-wise, Viga Boland has worn many hats: high-school English teacher, real-estate sales lady, regional sales director, educational and business consultant, and for many years, co- owner with her husband of a wedding photography studio. Her hobbies include investing in vintage and antique jewelry, walking and swimming. But her favourite past-time is writing!
Viga has had articles, book reviews and interviews published in magazines over the years and is an award-winning poet. She loves to blog and has a great sense of humor, born of pain and learning to laugh at herself because “life is too short to be sad”.
Viga is passionate about helping others overcome the pain of child sexual abuse and getting victims to stop the silence that contributes to continuing violence and abuse. She urges all to speak out from under incest and child sexual abuse for the sake of today’s child and tomorrow’s adult.
“No Tears for my Father” is Viga’s first major book of non-fiction. She hope life gives her enough time to write more.
on Nov. 29, 2013 :
"Bentley" is a touching story Viga, very beautifully written. It made me reflect on how many underpaid garment workers it took to make the smart parka I bought this morning for only $33.
(review of free book)