Discussing "Someone Has Led This Child To Believe" with Regina Louise & Twinkie Byrd | Book Circle Online

Chae' Jones sits down with Writer Regina Louise and Casting Directo Twinkie Byrd. and they talk about Regina's book "Someone Has Led This Child To Believe"Regina Louise was born in Austin, Texas. She attended Molly Dawson elementary school and left at the age of eleven. Due to her father's estrangement, Regina turned herself in to the Richmond Police Department and was taken into custody the day before her thirteenth birthday.Louise lived in over 30 foster homes, group homes and psychiatric facilities before age 18. She now speaks and coaches organizations and individuals on issues of trauma and personal development, and is a foster care abolitionist. She currently resides in the San Francisco Bay Area.Author of the memoir Somebody's Someone, Louise has appeared on National Public Radio's All Things Considered KQED Forum, CBC, BBC and the CBS Early Show. Louise and her story have also been covered in various newspapers and magazines.[2][3][4] Her second memoir, Someone Has Led This Child to Believe: A Case History of Love, was released July 10th, 2018.Regina's real-life story is the subject of a Lifetime movie I Am Somebody's Child: The Regina Louise Story. The film stars Angela Fairley as Regina Louise, Ginnifer Goodwin as Jeanne Kerr, Monique Coleman, Sherri Saum, and Kim Hawthorne as Gwen Ford.Twinkie Byrd is a Brooklyn-born and raised casting director with more than 20 years of experience in the industry. Madonna, the Black Eyed Peas, 50 Cent, Prince, Aretha Franklin, Elton John, The Red Hot Chili Peppers and Katy Perry are among the artists who have counted on Byrd to find talent who can bring their songs to life on the small screen. Byrd has the vision spot actors who can bring complicated and nuanced storylines from page to motion picture . Her work on Stomp the Yard, The Blind Side, Notorious , Ju mping the Broom, FillyBrown, Sparkle, Black Nativity and FRUITVALE STATION prove as much. Tracy "Twinkie" Byrd has spent decades channeling her super power of finding the perfect person for every character.

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