In his highly anticipated debut memoir A Song for Kalen: Lessons Learned From the Life and Death of My Son, former CPS worker and gun safety advocate T.R. Sherlock recounts the vivid and tragic true story of the shooting of his five-year-old son Kalen.
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.
Released on June 6, 2023 and available on Amazon, this tell-all book follows the public trial and conviction of Kalen’s 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 us off on the wings of a butterfly to discover our own humanity through the heart-wrenching tale of father and son.
“A Song for Kalen: Lessons Learned From the Life and Death of My Son is an incredibly touching and absolutely devastating story. Once the story starts unfolding it doesn’t stop and you feel the constant turmoil and emotional highs and lows intensely, from beginning to end, because it never takes a breath. This story is important because of the way it addresses the failing of the court, foster care, and law enforcement in general. I think anyone reading this story today would feel it reflected in today’s society,” stated the book’s publisher, NFB Publishing.
A fierce advocate for common sense gun safety and the establishment of a National Database of Child Protective Reports, T.R. works with father’s rights attorney Tina C. Bennet and co-founded E-court Coach Consultants and Mediation on Demand. With degrees in Psychology, Clinical Psychology and English Literature, he has worked as a diagnostician and therapist in children’s treatment centers, a CPS Investigator, a service coordinator writing plans of action for adults and children with disabilities, an addictions counselor and a child advocate. He is currently working with elected officials in New York State to address legislation around CPS and parent’s rights.
T.R. Is available as an expert commentator on topics of gun violence, child death, murdered children, and issues within the family and justice systems in the United States. He also speaks on broad themes such as grief, organ donation, addiction and gay parenting. He currently resides in Olean, N.Y., with his son Karter and his niece. Contact T.R. at (315) 944-7368.
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