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Feeding Hungry Kids with One Small Yes

October 23, 2019

Releasing my first book a few years ago was an intimidating process at first. 

Getting everything written just the way I wanted it, then experiencing the PR behind the launch, followed by book signings and keynote presentations … the whole thing was intimidating and of course, VERY exciting!

At the time, I didn’t think too much about an audiobook version.  But as I continued to gain support for the messages in One Small Yes, and as people asked for an audio version,I knew I wanted to do it.

What I didn’t know then was that releasing the audiobook would be JUST as scary AND just as exciting.  I can’t tell you how many hours I’ve spent in the recording studio laboring over every sentence and every chapter.  How important it is to me to convey the messages in the book with love. And of course, trying to find the places where I needed to slow down or speak more clearly (and not wildly like a rehearsal director!).  

So much of my heart is in this book.  I wanted it to come through and be heard.

And so I recorded.  And re-recorded. I read parts of it over and over again to get it right.  If you’ve ever listened to a recording of your own voice, you know how painful this can be!  You ask yourself, “Do I really sound like that!?”  Well, apparently I do!

This project has been in the works for a couple of years.  And recently, it came time to choose a record label for the audiobook, which meant getting over any fears I had about launching it.  I knew I needed to be very sure to choose a label that fit One Small Yes exactly right; it had to be a company that aligned with my own values.

Last week, I finally brought this audiobook release to fruition, and I’ve done it with End Hunger Records, where every download helps feed children in need.  Yes, you read that right: with every download purchase of One Small Yes, End Hunger Records is contributing meals to hungry school children around the globe.

End Hunger Records believes that society is transformed by educating children.  And educating children begins with a meal to ensure they can listen, focus, concentrate and learn.  Through their charity partnership with the Annapoorna Breakfast Programme, children in need are receiving daily breakfast before school.  Currently, the program feeds around 200,000 children every morning, five days per week … but those numbers need our support to go up.

Motivation + Meals = I’m IN!

When I first came across End Hunger Records, my first thought was WOW.  As in, this is truly Worthy Of Words! (Literally!) It’s a cause that gave me a boost of confidence about launching the audiobook in the first place, to go hand-in-hand with children in need.  To make it possible for these children to be transformed by their education, instead of distracted by their hunger.

Here we go, then.  DEEP BREATH.

The audiobook of One Small Yes has officially been launched with End Hunger Records, and I humbly ask if you’ll consider purchasing a download?  If not for me, then for the kids we can help together. <3 

Here is the link:

Thank you so much for considering … and thank you for contributing to end hunger for kids!

Love, Misty

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