2015 was definitely a game changer
Little Voice was first thought up in 2013, published in late 2014 and a movement by 2015. 2015 was the year we officially launched our story, our movement and our fundraising efforts. It’s the year where everything slowly began to take shape.
It all started with a major push right here in our community. Though I’ve always had a entrepreneurial bug within me, this was my first time setting out and branding an entire movement, managing an entire production, and ultimately publishing a story. I didn’t always know what direction I would take; I didn’t always get the answers I wanted; but I never ever gave up. I trusted my own little voice to guide me and sure enough, every little step I took proved to be one step closer in the right direction.
If you’ve been following us on Facebook, you know that on December 2, 2015 …
LITTLE VOICE TURNS ONE!
Did you know that 2 years ago, in the month of October, Little Voice was born on a scrap piece of paper? It was tucked away for safekeeping until author Amanda’s own inner voice inspired her to publish her work!
Almost a year later, Little Voice was born on December 2, 2014.
It is incredible to think how far we’ve come in such a short amount of time!
Eight months later, we returned to the drawing board to expand our audience and bring to you La petite voix. Now, with our story available in English and French, our movement continues to grow and inspire others to listen to their little voice, as Amanda did so long ago.
Within the pages of our book, our story can teach you many things. Our message can encourage you to be proud of who you are; to be strong, courageous and bold; to believe in yourself when all else fails; and to chase your dreams no matter what obstacles stand in the way.
The month of October always reminds me of when I first set out to publish Little Voice.
Two years ago, I was looking for the inspiration and motivation to set me on the path I am now fortunate enough to be on today. I never would have imagined that I would have transformed the same inspirational poem that got me chasing my dreams into a children’s book that would encourage others to chase their own.
Almost a year later since we officially released Little Voice on December 2, 2014 … I am overwhelmed by how many lives my story has been able to touch, and more importantly, thankful for all the support I have received to get me here today.
Thanksgiving reminds us to be thankful for our family and friends but also for the small accomplishments that make up the sum of our lives, the memories that shape who we are and yes, even the difficult times that have allowed us to evolve into who we needed to become.
Little Voice had a great week at Parks Canada for the GCWCC Book Sale!
After 3 days of sharing our story with public servants in the area, Little Voice was able to donate $91 back into the Campaign and in support of the Alzheimer Society of Canada!
A BIG thank you to all those who supported this cause by purchasing a copy of our book and donating to our Alzheimer Society of Canada Donation Jar!
After only 10 months of releasing Little Voice, we are very excited to invite you to join us at our special weekend long event hosted by Indigo, Chapters and Coles for the release of La petite voix!
Join us Saturday, September 26 and Sunday, September 27 from12:00pm to 4:00pm at the Chapters Gloucester location in Ottawa for your chance to meet Little Voice’s author Amanda Bernardo and illustrator Samantha Clusiau-Lawlor!
BUT WAIT … that’s not all!
Have you pre-ordered your copy of La petite voix?
The Little Voice team is extremely excited to launch the translation of our story this upcoming Fall! With publishing just around the corner, our pre-order campaign is now underway. For a limited time only, you can pre-order a copy of La petite voix for $15.
But that’s not at all …
If Little Voice receives 100 pre-orders by August 31st, 2015, you could win your very own Reading Companion!
By pre-ordering a copy of La petite voix, your name could be entered to win a Little Voice Reading Companion by The Whimsical Tot – valued at over $120 CA.
THE WAIT IS OVER!
Little Voice is very excited to announce that our story will be available in French as of this Fall! Il nous fait grand plaisir d’annoncer que ‘Little Voice’ sera disponible cet automne en français!
La petite voix offre un message d’encouragement, d’inspiration, de persévérance et de motivation.
Pre-order your book today! Pré-commander votre livre aujourd’hui!
**AS PART OF OUR PRE-ORDER CAMPAIGN, GET YOUR COPY IN ADVANCE FOR ONLY $15! BOOKS WILL BE SHIPPED UPON PUBLICATION!
Order your copy today!
Today we celebrate the newest addition to the Little Voice family, our first ever Reading Companion!
Little Voice is very excited to announce our partnership with The Whimsical Tot, a small business run from home that is commited to bringing customers one of a kind quality handmade and custom cloth dolls!
Little Voice has certainly come a long way from its initial start as a poem on a mere scrap piece of paper. It was a story born out of the need to inspire and developed into an inspiration of its own.
As Little Voice has grown, so to has our journey. This all started as a project to publish a message but over the last few months, our message has transformed itself into a movement where acts of kindness, motivation and inspiration have touched not only our readers but both Samantha and I as well.
No words can express how it makes both Samantha and I feel to know that a child, teenager or adult were inspired or moved by what we have created. It is a reward like no other.
With your messages, you remind me personally of why I started Little Voice. I started writing this poem because I too, like many of you, needed to be inspired. I needed to start believing in myself and stop doubting my own dreams.
People always ask what age Little Voice is intended for, and most of the time I answer saying “between the ages of six and twelve”; but that, however, is in the context of our genre not necessarily our message.
Our message was born out of a time when I was 24 years old kicking myself to believe in my passion. It was born out of a need for inspiration that can touch any person, regardless of age. It will continue, I hope, with your support to find its way in the hearts and homes of all those who need reminding that they too can accomplish anything in life and that they too, regardless, should believe in themselves.
Thank you so much, from the bottom of my heart, for your continued support. We would not be here today without you!
– Amanda Bernardo, Author