Cheryl B. Evans
Cheryl B. Evans is a best selling author who was born and raised in Canada. Her book I Promised Not to Tell Raising a transgender child ~ Hit #1 in three categories on Amazon and was the #1 new release in transgender studies when it came out in July 2016. Evans is an ally for the transgender community and fully supports equal rights for everyone. It is the author’s personal hope that her book I Promised Not to Tell will leave a positive mark on the world helping others to better understand the transgender community.
Evans currently lives in Ontario with her husband Jim and their youngest child Jordan. Past successes include co-authoring of another successful book with her husband. That book was also non-fiction. was reprinted over twelve times and, sold over 50,000 copies in Canada alone.
I Promised Not To Tell (Non-fiction, Parenting Memoir, LGBT, Transgender)
“I Promised Not to Tell is quite possibly one of the most important books to date on a very controversial and little understood social issue: transgenderism. If you are facing such a situation with your child, I urge you to read this book. Both you and your child need what Cheryl has so kindly shared with readers and parents. I loved I Promised Not to Tell. Couldn’t put it down. Highly recommended reading.” ~ Viga Boland, reviewed for Readers’ Favorite – 5 Star Review
This book is a must read for a parent, relative or friend of a gender questioning or transgender person. Even more than that, it is a book for anyone who would like to learn more about the topic of transgenderism. Together, Cheryl and her husband raised their children telling them: “You can be anything and do anything you want in life.” They just never expected to learn that what their youngest daughter desired most was to be a boy. This deeply personal story, told from Mom’s perspective is about discovering the son they never knew they had.
In the beginning, transgender was not even on Mom’s radar. There was a so much to learn. She went from knowing nothing at all about the subject to becoming significantly more knowledgeable. She partook in a journey of learning that evolved into one of self discovery for her as much as for her transgender child. There were valuable lessons and gifted blessings along the way. There were also times of great heartache and pain. Mom was strengthened, she was tested, she wept and she prayed and in the end, she survived as did her transgender child.
The journey this family took is spelled out in the pages of this book in the hope that it offers encouragement, support and wisdom to others who may have found themselves on a similar path. Mom shares many of the resources she used along her own family’s journey and extends to you a friendship that goes far beyond the pages of this book.
This is a uniquely written and thought provoking true story which transitions beautifully between the family’s personal journey and some of the larger societal issues that face the transgender community today.
What is unique about this book is that it follows one gender assured child from birth through age eighteen. You get a real sense of what this family went through. This book shares it all in the hopes of making a difference in what seems like a harsh and cruel world for transgender people.
Even if you don’t know a transgender person this book will make you feel as if you do. If you are curious about the topic of trangenderism this book is a great choice.
If you are a transgender person, this book might be an excellent way to introduce the topic to parents and loved ones. Perhaps helping to pave the way to acceptance and understanding.
“I was highly impressed with Evans’ story and found myself cheering on her and her husband as they supported their son through each step of his transition journey. Evans writes beautifully, and her accounts of Jordan’s and their lives is authentic and moving. I’m hoping that I Promised Not to Tell will be an invaluable guide to those parents who find themselves in the same position that Evans and her husband did. I Promised Not to Tell: Raising a Transgender Child is a bright light showing the way to acceptance through knowledge, understanding and love, and it’s most highly recommended.” Jack Magnus for Reader’s Favorite – Another 5 Star Review
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