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This 2020 Kindle book is the culmination of an extraordinary year. What a time to launch a new online club! Our first writing contest was last May, near the beginning of the Covid pandemic which reshaped our world. Our club members managed to write incredible stories in spite of difficult circumstances. This book is therefore a celebration and an historical record.

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Melissa Taggart
Melissa Taggart (@melissa-taggart)
10 months ago

I, for one, am grateful for all the hard work you folks have put forth putting this anthology together. I purchased the kindle book last week and I couldn’t be more impressed!

It has been a tough year for all of us. And I think having a safe and comfortable site to use our voice was just what I needed!

I am so impressed at the authors’ work in this anthology. My friends and family also enjoyed reading all of your stories after they purchased the book as well. I am forever grateful.

Sandra James
Sandra James (@sandra-james)
9 months ago

I am sure we all write because we love to express ourselves in this wonderful medium and even if we were never published we would keep on writing… but, to be able to share our work, our thoughts, dreams, imagination and heartfelt words on this site and now as part of the first Kindle book is very much appreciated by me, and I’m sure each and every writer. Congratulations to all the authors and sincere thanks to the volunteers who made it all happen!

Eric Radcliffe
Eric Radcliffe (@eric-radcliffe)
9 months ago

Hi Melissa and Sandra, you expressed everything perfectly. I feel so proud to be a member of this amazing site, to be part of the ”First Book” and the dream that drives the Voice.club Team. And just think – every word written is a brick that goes to build this amazing site.
A huge Thank You to everyone – ”We are All One Team”.

Katy Bizi
Katy Bizi (@katy-bizi)
8 months ago

I don’t think anything else can be said after Melissa’s, Eric’s and Sandra’s comments, but, still, I would like to say thank you to the Voice Team for giving us this very special gift!

Carrie OLeary
Carrie OLeary (@carrie-oleary)
8 months ago

It was such an honour to have a story in your first Kindle anthology, I did encourage a few family members to buy it too. I did feel a little sad that some of the other wonderful stories that I’d read in the competitions didn’t make it through to the anthology. I’m probably going to get a lot of hate for this, but I think perhaps this is the fault of the public vote, which isn’t so much about the quality of the story, but the number of friends that you have that can vote for you. I’m not saying that this is always the case, but there were some fab stories I would have really liked to see included. It would have been nice to see the best of stories by other authors included too. Just a suggestion.?

Linda Rock
Linda Rock (@linda-rock)
8 months ago

I can’t express how proud I was to have my story published in the Anthology. It meant so much to me. This is an amazing site and I want to send my thanks to all the volunteers who make it possible.

Eric Radcliffe
Eric Radcliffe (@eric-radcliffe)
5 months ago

I am so amazed when I read each comment made. They are invaluable, in that they encourage not just established members, but also the new members, as our comments are an introduction to the Voice club. Points awarded are there as an encouragement, but the reason for them should always remain in the honest comments made to and for each other, for they form friendships, and that is the true reward?.

Carrie OLeary
Carrie OLeary (@carrie-oleary)
5 months ago
Reply to  Eric Radcliffe

How true Eric. I don’t have any friends in the ‘real’ world. I don’t get out much because my chronic pain condition has stolen my confidence, so I like to know that someone who knows me and understands how my condition affects me is close in case I get into difficulty. So discovering Voice club has been such a boon for me, getting to ‘meet’ people who share my interest and read all the amazing stories is a real balm to my soul. It helps me to get out of bed in the morning and keep going for another day. So thank you everyone for sharing your wonderful stories, and now photographs too. Your comments on my stories give me the support that I need and give me the confidence to keep trying. Thank you also to the team who are working in the background to give us this wonderful site. Everything you do is so much appreciated. 🙂

Juma
Juma (@juma)
5 months ago
Reply to  Carrie OLeary

Carrie, you are an absolutely amazing woman. I always pictured you as someone like an Olympic athlete – full of boundless energy, self-confidence, and surrounded by admiring fans. I’m honored to have been one of the people who has “met” you through Voice club and has enjoyed your unique voice. You are truly talented, generous with your comments and kind to all the writers here. Your photographs are stunning as well. My hat is off to you, dear Carrie, for all that you do, in spite of chronic pain. ?

Carrie OLeary
Carrie OLeary (@carrie-oleary)
5 months ago
Reply to  Juma

Thank you so much Juma. Your comments are very kind, and I’m not quite sure that I deserve them. I guess that’s the nice thing about the internet, that you can try and reinvent yourself. I think that is why I love writing, I can live vicariously through my protagonists and invent fun worlds to escape into.

Eric Radcliffe
Eric Radcliffe (@eric-radcliffe)
5 months ago
Reply to  Carrie OLeary

Carrie I’d just like to say, we never truly know the person behind each story, nor do we understand the difficulties that they face, or have faced, but you can rest assured that everyone here sees everyone through the eyes of a writer. You know how incredible writers are, for they see and understand what others cannot put into words. You are part of that community, and that should be all the confidence you need?.

Daisy Blacklock
Daisy Blacklock (@daisy-blacklock)
5 months ago

Congratulations to all the authors, volunteers and everyone else for making this happen. It is a true treasure to the club. I agree with all the other comments posted.

Lotchie Carmelo
Lotchie Carmelo (@lotchie-carmelo)
3 months ago

Congratulations to everyone – to Voice Team – you are amazing for bringing this site to all of us and all the authors of the stories that are included in this kindle book – you are all great. I am too much proud of you all for your achievements in writing. 

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