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Welcome to Stepped Up

After many years of my son, Cody, and me reflecting on our somewhat unique father/son relationship via silly bantering, I suggested to him the notion I would write a book about our experiences. Without equivocating, Cody responded – “go for it man.” So I did.

About the Book

In this emotional and at times shocking debut, author Ralph Harper shares the unique relationship he forged with his stepson, Cody, while deftly weaving their personal tales into the larger portrait of what fatherhood means in today’s society. Highlighting the increasing incidents of children being raised without a father at home, Harper examines the far-reaching consequences of what this means for future generations.

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Recent News from the Blog

  1. This is Your Son

     FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE     New Video Shows Raw Reality of Fatherless Boys June 13, 2014 – A new YouTube video, entitled “This...
  2. “The Broadcast” – KTXD-TV

    Ralph will appear on The Broadcast TV on Monday, June 9 at 9:00am to discuss the National Indie Excellence Book Awards finalist “Stepped Up“.Available on all local...
  3. Stepping-Up – 2014 Fatherhood Conference

    April 17, 2014 San Mateo History Museum 9:00 am – 2:30 pm Order tickets via Eventbrite: Keynote Speaker: Ralph Harper, author of...