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A Song for Kalen captures the vivid and tragic true story, from the point of view of a traumatized and grief-stricken farther, following the shooting of his five-year-old son Kalen Sherlock through the careless actions of his mother and her boyfriend.

On that fateful day, T.R. awoke in New York, unaware of the news to come. By Noon, he was thrust into a living nightmare where soul-crushing experiences would be measured in seconds. He rushed to South Carolina where he encountered a scene no parent should ever witness. T.R. embarked on a series of brutal decisions only to find himself immersed in an emblazoned battle to retrieve and rescue his eight-year-old son Karter from the clutches of foster care in another state.

The book follows he public trial and conviction of the mother and her boyfriend. T.R. shares the exact moment he found forgiveness and the implications his forgiveness had on countless lives. He brings us to the brink of despair, then sets off on the wings of a butterfly, to discover our own humanity through the heart-wrenching talk of father and son.

T.R. serves as a father’s rights advocate. When his young son Kalen died in 2017 from a gunshot wound, T.R. became a fierce advocate for common sense gun safety and the establishment of a National Database of Child Protective Reports. He is a full-time father and prolific writer.

T.R. holds degrees in Psychology, Clinical Psychology and English Literature. He has worked as a diagnostician and therapist in a residential children’s treatment center, a Child Protective Services Investigator, a service coordinator writing plans of actions for adults and children with disabilities, and an addictions counselor and child advocate.

Most recently he partnered with father’s rights attorney Tina C. Bennet, working with clients in the courts and co-founding E-court Coach Consultants and Mediation on Demand.

Be sure to follow T. R. on his various Social Media platforms.


  • Published : May 23, 2023
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 203 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1953610501
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1953610508
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 8.5 ounces
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 5.5 x 0.46 x 8.5 inches

A Song for Kalen: Lessons From the Life and Death of My Son

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