JoeyPinkney.com Exclusive Interview
5 Minutes, 5 Questions With…
Christine Pauls, author of Belinda’s Song
(Silver Pen Publications)
Belinda lived a troubled life. A mother who sold her body and used heroin was murdered at the youthful age of twenty-seven, leaving her six-year-old daughter a ward of the state of Louisiana.
After being tossed to and fro from one foster home to the next, Belinda is placed with John and Victoria Brittingham. These people are who any child would be overjoyed to live with and have as parents. A beautiful home, a room of their own, new clothes and toys would be a dream come true. But what lies behind the walls of this house is hardly what little Belinda dreamed of, and she will find out in the worse way, the secrets it harbors.
Joey Pinkney: Where did you get the inspiration to write Belinda’s Song?
Christine Pauls: I wanted to challenge myself to write something that I wouldn’t normally. Belinda came to me, and I didn’t know why in the beginning. There are children in the foster care system who are forgotten, uncared for, unloved and abused. Belinda’s Song symbolizes the downside of the cycle. What looked marvelous on the outside, was hardly what was going on behind the doors of the beautiful home she lived in. The inspiration was to tell her story in its rawness, looking beyond the abuse and to see what she grows up to be. Continue reading 5 Minutes, 5 Questions With… Christine Pauls, author of “Belinda’s Song”