Viga Boland


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.

Smashwords Interview

What's the story behind your latest book?
In my latest book, LEARNING TO LOVE MYSELF, I share 40 years of self-discovery and recovery from the child sexual abuse that I wrote about in my first memoir, NO TEARS FOR MY FATHER. I didn't plan to write either book to be honest, but when I told my family about the abuse, after hiding it from everyone, including my husband, for over 40 years, my family encouraged me to write my story to help other victims. NO TEARS FOR MY FATHER, to my greatest joy, earned me a gold medal in the 2014 Readers Favorite Book Awards. But my fans wanted to know more! They wanted to know how I got over my past. So I wrote LEARNING TO LOVE MYSELF.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
As much as anything, my age! I've been writing all my life, but never had time to pen an entire book. When I finally found the time, I was past my mid-60's! I thought about trying out publishers, but knowing it's not that easy to land a publisher, even when you have a book as engaging as NO TEARS FOR MY FATHER, for fear I might not live long enough to see the book in print, I decided to go it alone. My book was too important to those who needed to read it to wait years for a publisher to say "yes"!
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Where to find Viga Boland online

Where to buy in print


Meet VIGA BOLAND on CHCH TV interview
Bob Cowan of CHCH TV in Hamilton invited author, VIGA BOLAND, to talk with him about her self-published memoir, NO TEARS FOR MY FATHER, her own true story of mental, physical and sexual abuse, specifically incest, at the hands of her biological father from the ages of 11-23. Here's that interview! The signed, printed version of NO TEARS FOR MY FATHER is available online directly from the author's own website at

BOOK TRAILER for No Tears for my Father
This short video book trailer gives readers a taste of the tension one might feel when reading No Tears for my Father. It's captures what the author felt as a victim of physical, sexual and mental abuse by her biological father for over 13 years.

Viga Boland talks with CHCH TV about "Learning to Love Myself"
At the request of readers and fans of the Gold Medal winning memoir of incest, "No Tears for my Father", Viga Boland recently launched her follow-up memoir, her story of self-discovery and recovery from abuse, "LEARNING TO LOVE MYSELF". In this interview with Bob Cowan of CHCH TV MORNING LIVE, Viga talks about the impact of the first book and what readers will enjoy in this second memoir.


No Tears for my Father: Part 2: Learning to Love Myself
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 80,740. Language: English. Published: October 14, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Learning to Love Myself is the continuation of the true story of incest told in the author's award-winning memoir, "No Tears for my Father". This book is not just a celebration of rebirth and recovery after abuse, but a love story: the love of a husband and wife; the love of children, and that love so important to healing: love of self.
A Steak & Potatoes Man
Price: Free! Words: 1,060. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies
What do you do when the secret ingredient in hubby's meal is the last thing he wants in there and it's missing what he wants most?
The Day 36B’s Became 40D’s
Price: Free! Words: 970. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2014. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
At some point, your mother probably read you the story of "Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day". Well this post-menopausal woman has her own version of a day like that that many senior women will relate to.
The Red & Black Boa
Price: Free! Words: 1,410. Language: English. Published: December 17, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Parenting / parent & adult child
Useless forgotten and inexpensive items can have greater value than than those with a high price tag. A feel good story.
Price: Free! Words: 1,540. Language: English. Published: November 24, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
A touching, true short story that relates an experience in Barbados back in the 70's that makes one realize how lucky we are in comparison to others
No Tears For My Father
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 69,720. Language: English. Published: November 13, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Child abuse
Trapped in a web of deceit & confusion spun by her father from the age of 11, the author shares her true story of incest in the hopes that by coming out from under years of sexual abuse, other victims will be encouraged to do the same. This is an important, no-holds-barred book complete with graphic scenes and language because "that’s the way it happened and that’s how it must be told."

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Smashwords book reviews by Viga Boland

  • Rory, My Brother on May 21, 2013

    When it comes to discovering a character through their words, actions and thoughts, it's hard to beat Kate Walker. She has mastered the art of saying so much in so few words. This short story is only 5 pages long but we see a lifetime of the relationship between 2 brothers. Kate's writing is gutsy, hard-hitting and honest, revealing what people really do think and feel even when they tell no-one else what is in their hearts. This is awesome writing. Loved it!