Award-winning author, Cheryl B. Evans was born and raised in Canada. She is a strong ally for the transgender community and has published multiple LGBTQ books. The first, I Promised Not to Tell, won a bronze medal in the 2017 Readers Favorite International Book Awards. She has been happily married to her husband for more than twenty-five years and together they have raised two children, a cis-gender daughter and a transgender son. In her spare time, Cheryl is an avid reader of non-fiction books, a lover of flavored coffee and anything chocolate.
Evans is an honest writer who speaks from the heart. It is the author's personal desire that her books leave a positive mark on the world helping others to better understand transgender people.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I really wanted to make a difference. Society often has harsh views of transgender people. I would like to believe my book, I Promised Not to Tell, may be positioned to help change some of those views. I hope that by sharing our family's story readers may gain a better understanding of transgenderism. It was not an easy decision to share such intimate details about our journey but if it helps even one family or one individual struggling with their gender identity then it will have been worth it.
What do your fans mean to you?
Everything! They are the sole reason for sharing my deeply personal memoir, I Promised Not to Tell.
From the award-winning author of I Promised Not to Tell: Raising a transgender child, comes this thought-provoking and highly revealing book. With powerful biblical and scientific explanations, Evans invites you on a journey you won't want to miss. Why do some Christians insist there is no such thing as a transgender person? What does the Bible say? And most importantly, What Does God Think?
2017 Reader's Favorite Bronze Medal Award Winner! I Promised Not Tell is a deeply personal, true story, told by the mother of a transgender child. This is an LGBT book that invites you to experience an unforgettable journey between genders. A must read for a parent, relative or friend of a gender-questioning or transgender person or anyone looking to learn more about transgender people.
4.5/5 Stars. I liked this book. When I read books like this I'm looking for that one gem that I can pull from it and run with in my own writing. Don't Write Your Memoir Without Me gave me that I one gem and then some! This is the perfect book for new writers interested in memoir writing but it is also good for seasoned writers to gain a new perspective. Viga also pulls from other experienced memoir writers (with their permission of course) to added more value and more perspectives to this very helpful book. I also enjoyed the conversational style in which she wrote the book. It flowed well and I read it in one day. The only regret I have is that I wish the book was longer. I enjoyed the authors voice and instruction and was sad when it ended. I guess that's a huge compliment saying I wish the author wrote more. Well done!
This is a stunningly real memoir. I had to stop reading at one point because the vividness of the writing overwhelmed me, it was just that good. The story is told in the author's mother's voice. It offers insight into what she may have know or not known of the abuse suffered by her daughter at the hand of her husband but also into the abuse she herself suffered. It is a story that raises many emotions, another testament to the quality of the writing. A definite recommend!