JoeyPinkney.com Exclusive Interview
5 Minutes, 5 Questions With…
H L Stampley, author of A Fragile Child’s Cry
(Street Positive Publishing)
A Fragile Child’s Cry is about child abuse and a broken down foster care system . It touches highs and lows of what happens to some children that enter the foster care system and also what happens when children come into the system that have been abused and neglected.
A Fragile Child’s Cry also talks about Shaken Baby Syndrome and the life long effects that it has on children that have been abused . It talks of the mental as well as the physical challenges that these children that has been abused have to face as well as challenges for the parents that have to love and care for these children .
Joey Pinkney: Where did you get the inspiration to write A Fragile Child’s Cry?
H L Stampley: My son, whom I adopted and whom also was a victim of Shaken Baby Syndrome, inspired me to write this book.
JP: What sets A Fragile Child’s Cry apart from other books in the same genre?
HLS: I live the words on the pages. I had two biological siblings in my home and both were abused at the age of two months. Also, my wife and I fought the foster care system and the juvenile court system for nine years in order to save a life.
JP: As an author, what are the keys to your success that led to A Fragile Child’s Cry getting out to the public?
HLS: An organization and individuals believing in me and my passion about this wonderful and compelling book that I have written.
JP: As an author, what is your writing process? How long did it take you to start and finish A Fragile Child’s Cry?
HLS: My writing process is simple: my memory and a tape recorder. A Fragile Child’s Cry took about a year to complete. The book first came out in 2008. It really didn’t emerge like I wanted it to, so I teamed up with an organization called Street Positive that believed in me and my cause about child abuse.
JP: What’s next for H L Stampley?
HLS: To continue to bring awareness to the forefront of America about the issues of child abuse and a broken foster care system.
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Thanks, Joey, for this wonderful opportunity.