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 all over the neighborhood. When I was really young, I remember watching the news with my grandma and always wondering about those faraway places being 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’ve 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 staking a claim to visit there someday. 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.
Now that I am an adult, the stories of America mean so much more to me, and they have 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.” These Country connections have totally opened up a whole new world to me. The whole experience has made me a more curious, open and thoughtful person, too. Which is why I want to share it World of Liberty 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 & 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 for Cartoon Networks Regular Show, Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy, Nickelodeon’s; The Winx Club, Rugrats, Fairly Odd Parents, and Shimmer and Shine.
Some of 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, and Nick Toons Unite. 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 executive producer of World of Liberty, a children’s storybook app series. Outside of the business, Amber raises money for organizations she deeply respects; USO, Wounded Warrior Project, TinySuperheroes, ASPCA, and No Kid Hungry.