A note from the author…
When I was little, I was a big “wonderer.” Just like you, I suspect. I loved school, reading books and exploring. I remember watching the news with my parents and always wondering about those faraway places mentioned on TV, as well as the people who lived in those places. If I could time-travel, I would go back to my childhood, grab a notepad and ask my mom to buy me a wall map. Then I would have written down the names of those mysterious places I heard about, like Great Britain, Iran, New York, South America and so on. I would find them on my map and stick a pin by their names. That would be my way of making a note to go there when I was all grown up. In school, history was my favorite subject. My mom taught me about World War II, what it meant and that my grandfather had fought in it. So, I suppose American history has always had a good hold on me since then.
Now that I am an adult, the stories of America mean so much more to me. That is what inspired me to write these stories and characters. Developing World of Liberty has been life-changing. Not only have I learned new things about my country, but I’ve also discovered “country connections” that totally open up a whole new world to me. It has made me a more curious, open and thoughtful person, too. Which is why I want to share it with others. I hope these stories and characters will inspire kids to learn about whichever country they live in. I hope to encourage wonderment about people and cultures different from their own, and, when they stumble upon their own “country connections,” that it will be an exciting experience.
Onward to our next adventure! Thank you!
~ Amber Hood with Liberty Lane
Amber Hood is an voice-over actress based in Los Angeles. She voices Special Agent Dotty in Disney Jr.‘s Special Agent Oso, and Susie Sunshine in Doc Mc Stuffins. She has also voice characters in Cartoon Networks Regular Show, Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy, Nickelodeon’s; The Winx Club, Rugrats, and Fairly Odd Parents.
Her game VO credits include The Final Fantasy Trilogy, Diablo 3, Shark Tale, La Puchelle, Polar Express, Psychonauts, Everquest I & II, White knight Chronicles I & II, De Blob I & II, Baldurs Gate I & II, Ape Escape, Kelly’s Club, Dora the Explorer, Onimusha 3, Gurumin, Nick Toons Unite, and some new exciting ones coming out in 2014! She is currently the voice of “Sis” for all the Fisher
Price Laugh N Learn web-i-sodes, apps, and toys. Along side her voice work, she is the creator, and producer of her own children’s storybook app series, World of Liberty, a collection of children’s educational adventures.
Outside of the business, Amber also raises money for organizations she deeply respects; USO, Wounded Warrior Project, and TinySuperheroes.