Egor Was A Bright, But Troubled Boy There Was No Warning

Did you see it coming? You must have noticed something. How can you not know your child was suffering? These were just some of the questions that we faced after our son’s suicide. My wife and I were always at a loss for words. Our son was a gem – always prioritizing work, a brilliant student and was always on top of things.

That illusion shattered into a million pieces when I opened the garage door and saw my son dangling from the ceiling. After his death, my wife and I found out he was taking anti depressants that were prescribed by a local clinic. This was a shocker, but what was abhorrent was the sheer lack of responsibility they took.

Picking Up The Broken Pieces of Our Life

Our lives were never the same again. My marriage suffered and so did my daughter who was homeschooled after the incident. Learn how we moved on with our life with help from a program and picked up the broken pieces of our heart that Egor left behind.

Coping With Our New Reality

How we moved forward as a family by connecting with other grieving parents at the Hospice of Spokane who had lost their children to illness or suicide. Learn how they helped us see a light at the end of a long, endless tunnel.

We Moved On

We moved from Spokane into a new home in order to start a new life away from the trauma and the memories of our son. It was not a bid to forget him, but to move towards a future where we could rebuild our ties as a family. Learn how our daughter blossomed into a happy and responsible young lady becoming our strength during that difficult time.

We Chose Kindness

The world was quick to judge us, but rather than fighting back, we chose what our son would’ve – kindness. ‘My Name is Dad’ highlights our efforts to help struggling families as an homage to Egor and the beautiful life he had led.

Tragedy Strikes Without Warning

No parent should have to bury their child. ‘My Name is Dad’ is a heartbreaking story of loss about a family who lost their son and had to force themselves to move on after he was gone. Learn how we coped with the loss, moved into a new home in a new state and chose kindness to honor his legacy.

What Our Readers Are Saying Now if we did not convince you, maybe a few words from our customers will!

Sarah Miller

“I lost my daughter in an accident and not a day goes by that I don’t blame myself even though I know there was nothing I could have done to prevent it. Life had become numb and meaningless. At the lowest point in my life, this book gave me hope. Like Egor’s parents, I am working to set up a charity in my daughter, Tiffany’s name that helps grieving parents come to terms with their loss.”

Jeremy Jones

“Suicide happened to other people in my world but after reading this book, I ran to my son’s room crying and gave him a huge hug and told him he could talk to me about anything. Don’t take your kids for granted even if they seem content and happy. Depression is a ticking time bomb and the family left behind is the one to grieve.”

Mary Celeste

“You never know how much your child is hurting even if you are the most loving parent in the world. My daughter lost her best friend to suicide and it took months for her to recover from the loss. She has read My Name is Dad countless times and it made her make sense of the tragedy and gain the closure she needed.”

Judy Smith

“No parent should have to bury their child. My Samuel was a fun-loving and extremely affectionate boy. He was quite popular in school as well and a good student. What we didn’t know was that he was getting bullied online. My darling boy took his own life because he believed their lies and taunts. My Name is Dad helped me and my husband come to terms with our grief. While the pain and regret will never truly go away, we have started moving forward bit by bit. It’s what Samuel would have wanted.”

The author did an absolutely phenomenal job at expressing what families experience during such a traumatic time with a family member. I am sure the book will help many people understand the many facets of each individual situation to help promote the ability to cope and heal as well. I feel very honored to have had the opportunity to have read it…5 🌟 rating for such great expression..

A. Connell

From the first page i was hooked, i dnt think i ever read a book that reasonated with me and alot of families. I could not out it down. It also gave me hope that although we go through traumatic situations there is light at the end of the tunnel. Thank you especially after the year 2020 has brought to alot of families


Open the first chapter and couldn’t breath until I finished. This book will grab all your senses


At noon today Greg showed me the Link for this book. By three I have cried for your family, I have hurt for your family, and I have smiled for the message you have given to the world. Be Kind. Excellent Read!!


Great read for overcoming a tragedy!

Daniel Wruble

My Name is Dad by James Frank is the story of a family impacted by suicide. Egor seemed like a happy, healthy 21-year-old. There were no signs that anything was wrong. However, on January 23, 2017, Egor hung himself in the garage of his family’s home. Why? How do you move on from such a cataclysmic event?


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    ‘My Name is Dad’ is a heartbreaking tale from a grieving father (enter name of author), who experienced something no parent should ever have to go through – discovering his son’s body after he committed suicide. The book is a poignant retelling of the incident as well as its aftermath as the brokenhearted father and his equally devastated family move forward in their life with painstaking steps to pick up the pieces and become a normal family once again. To get more insight into the author’s journey, order your copy today!

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