Daddy’s Time Out© began as a children’s book, but it has grown into a community dedicated to writing a better ending to 2.7 million children’s stories.

I launched this effort with the help of previously incarcerated people, their family members, and leading voices in the movement to improve the criminal justice system. In 2020, this group led a Kickstarter to publish the book, launch this Web site, and form the foundation of the DTO community.You can learn more about the project at

The book itself was co-created with children’s therapists and family counselors who deeply understood the challenges facing these children, and it has been endorsed by both progressives (Equal Justice USA) and conservatives (Charles Koch Institute). To see more of our endorsements and testimonials, click here.

I am proud to share that the book is now available on Amazon here:

I have pledged to take $0 from the project. Proceeds from sales will be used to provide copies to children who could not otherwise access the book, including donating them to prison visitation rooms for families who are seeing their loved ones in prison.