I PROMISED NOT TO TELL: Raising a transgender child: BOOK REVIEW

Viga Boland

Viga Boland is the author of 4 memoirs. She mentors memoir and creative writing groups for the Hamilton, Ontario Public Library. She is also a paid speaker at conferences on child sexual abuse. Viga blogs and podcasts from her site at MEMOIRABILIA, from her personal author's website, VIGA BOLAND, and on her latest site for writers of all genres, VIANVI.

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8 Responses

  1. Nancy Gustafson says:

    It would have been so easy to keep it all “inside the house,” to hide even from the family. But Cheryl’s love won out–love for other people who might be going through what she and her family have experienced. When a loving mother tells her story, others will listen.

    • Viga Boland says:

      I think her book will speak to thousands as it needs to. I’m glad she found the courage to write it. She will never know just how many she has helped but I hope, as I did, she starts getting lots of letters from those who are grateful. It’s a wonderful feeling.

    • I can’t thank you enough for your comments. I am just so thrilled Viga was the one who reviewed my book for Reader’s Favorite. I am in awe of her unsolicited and very generous plug for my book I Promised Not to Tell. Nancy thank you for posting! Putting my book out was not easy and I pray those that truly need it will find it. It appears with Viga’s help, they just might 🙂

  2. Ian Tash says:

    This sounds like something I should preorder and also give to some people. I’ve been around both those who have gender identities that do not line up with how they were born, transgendered and gender fluid, and those who do not believe that it is healthy. But I appreciate all of the education anyone can get, and real life stories might be the best way to show the realities of it. I can’t wait for this book.

    • Viga Boland says:

      I believe Cheryl is setting the book up for pre-order Ian so you’ll be able to do that. I’ve mentioned your comment to her. I’m sure it’ll make her day. Like you, I believe her book is critically important as this topic is coming to light more and more and needs addressing on all sides of the spectrum. I hope you will also listen to my podcast, based on her book and on Daliah’s Husu’s “I am Woman” which I simultaneously posted on my personal author’s site at this link:http://vigaboland.com/transgenderism/ I feel this is one of my best podcasts and plan to do more of this kind from my personal site in the future. Since you’ve been a great supporter of my Memoirabilia podcasts, I hope you’ll listen and comment there as well. Thanks.

    • Hi Ian, I’m am tearing up just reading your comments, thank you! Viga is right you more than made my day! I’m so grateful to know our deeply personal story may be able to help others. That is the sole reason it was published, to help others and let them know they are not alone. I desperately want to help soften the often harsh views society has of transgender people and came to realize this book might just be the way to do that. I am in the process of preparing the print book for pre-order but the ebook is already currently up on amazon.ca Both will ship on the release date which is July 15, 2016. Again, thank you for taking the time to post Ian, I really appreciate what you have had to say. Kindest regards, Cheryl B. Evans

  3. Just wanted to share that I Promised Not to Tell – Raising a transgender child reached #1 New Releases in transgender books! Thank you Viga for all the help and support you have given this title. Your followers can new get a sneak peek at the inside of the book through Amazon’s look inside feature: https://www.amazon.com/Promised-Not-Tell-Raising-transgender/dp/0995180717/ref=zg_bsnr_160223011_1

    • Viga Boland says:

      Cheryl…I am absolutely thrilled for you and so pleased I was able to help you share your very important book. I hope all who follow this site and my blog will go over to the link, preview and purchase I PROMISED NOT TO TELL.