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Why Forbidden Family was pulled from publication

The book Forbidden Family by Joan Wheeler is nothing but a book of lies. On the copyright page, is the following statement: “This is a work of non-fiction: the events are entirely true to the best recollection of the author. Nothing is imagined or fabricated.”

In reading this book, I came across many many lies. About me, about various members of my family. I started this blog to refute these lies. In December 2010, a complaint about this book was lodged to Trafford Publications, who printed the book. In January, 2011 they requested we send them proof of our allegations of slander and libel. 

 I do not work for, nor know anybody who works for the publisher of this book. I have no power to stop the publication of any book. It is up to the publisher of a book to cease publication and cancel the contract IF the author has violated certain conditions. In speaking with the publisher on Monday, May 9, 2011, the publisher told me that yes, the book contained many slanderous and libelous statements, as well as not having the proper authorization to publish a certain photograph on the back cover, as the author did NOT have copyrights to it, nor permission to use the photograph.  The book also contained hate language and obscene language, both prohibited by the terms and conditions that the publisher requires. Joan violated the terms and conditons set forth BY THE PUBLISHER, not The Three Sippel Sisters, collectively, or individually.

If Joan Wheeler’s precious book got pulled, it is due to the gross misconduct of only one person: JOAN M. WHEELER.    That’s what she gets for LYING and stealing MY photograph.



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4. gertmcqueen - June 12, 2013

It is ALWAYS a good thing to refresh people’s memory about the truth of what Joan Wheeler has done.

When our father saw a draft of a chapter of that book, he was INSULTED and when he told Joan she ARGUED with him! As a result of that…he FORBADE her from his presence and REMOVED all references of her as his child! That was months before the publication….AND…then Joan wrote more lies about that event with our father AND more during the months of April and July 2009 in chapter 38 page 482

Anything further that Joan writes will ALWAYS be tainted because it has been PROVEN that she is a liar, she wrote a libelous book…that follows a person everywhere for all times. She is too stupid to DROP the screen name of forbiddenfamily or to change the title of her blog. So be it!
she is just bring attention to her own libelous nature!

5. gertmcqueen - October 26, 2015

and here it is Oct 2015 and Joan has published a ‘second’ edition as a ebook…that will not stop us from telling the truth.

check out the new blog and Facebook page that I, Gert, have created to continued our exposing of her lies and other updates

duped by adoption, a book study


6. gertmcqueen - October 29, 2016

UPDATE OCTOBER 2016; as older posts are being seen I, Gert, am updating with links to my second blog and a Facebook page wherein I expose AGAIN the lies, fabrications and hate that Joan M Wheeler (Doris Michol Sippel) says about me and family. The first book ‘Forbidden Family, A Half Orphan’s Account of Her Adoption, Reunion and Social Activism’ was published in 2009 but then was pulled from publication by the publisher in May 2011, for libelous material within the book. Then in 2015, she ‘self-published’ a ‘revised’ version calling it ‘Forbidden Family, an adoptee duped by adoption’. This woman has no shame no sense of family honor! Then in 2016 Joan changed her name back to her birth name and rewrote and republished the SAME crap in another book; a Third edition! CALLED ‘Forbidden Family: An Adopted Woman’s Struggle for Identity’! Talk about conning people!

this blog’s title/sub title is… DUPED BY ADOPTION & AN WOMAN’S STRUGGLE FOR IDENTITY, A BOOK STUDY an in-depth analyzes of the books called Forbidden Family; My Life as an Adoptee Duped by adoption & An Adopted Woman’s Struggle for Identity by Joan M Wheeler/Doris M Sippel.


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