Viga BolandCountry: Canada
BiographyVIGA BOLAND is the author of 4 memoirs, available through this website and the usual online distributors. 3 of Viga’s memoirs, beginning with the popular, gold medal winning, “NO TEARS FOR MY FATHER” deal with the childhood sexual abuse she endured as a teen, along with her recovery. The 4th memoir, The Ladies of Loretto, available ONLY from this site, is a humorous recollection of her days as a student at Loretto College School in Toronto.
Since her twenties, Viga has had articles, book reviews and interviews published in magazines and won awards for her poetry. She currently mentors Memoir Writing Workshops for her local public library in Hamilton, Ontario, and invites speaking engagements from interested organizations and clubs. Viga has just written and published her first how-to book on Memoir writing, written at the request of her workshop participants who love how she motivates them and makes them believe they too can write a memoir. The new book is titled "Don't Write Your MEmoir without ME" and available for all e-readers from her personal author's site at http://www.vigaboland.com as well as the usual online distributors.
Viga is an avid reader and began reviewing books for publications in the 70’s. At one time, she was the book review editor for “The Canadian Author & Bookman”, during which time she also interviewed MARGARET LAWRENCE for that publication, the official magazine of the The Canadian Authors Association. Most recently, Viga’s paid book review work has been for READERS FAVORITE.
As of July 2016, Viga is inviting memoir and fiction authors to submit their books directly to her for book reviews via her reader/writer site at VIANVI: http://www.vianvi.com. Please visit the FAQ’s link at VIANVI for full details. Viga’s book reviews will be published on her own site and/or Vianvi, and/or MEMOIRABILIA, her podcasting website for Memoir writers, along with Goodreads.
Viga enjoys blogging, and most recently, has embarked on PODCASTING as well. She Podcasts book reviews, personal reflections and excerpts from books by other authors from her three sites: Vigaboland.com, Vianvi, and Memoirabilia. Those who enjoy Podcasts can subscribe to Viga’s Podcasts on iTunes, Stitcher and GooglePlay.