It has been two years since I published my first children's book for kids aged 8 and up as a Kindle e-book just in time for my mother's birthday, which was perfect since her words were the inspiration for it! You can read more about it here: http://lizabethjcarter.hubpages.com/hub/illustrating-kids-books-my-first-project-I-heart-honeybees-nobody-told-me-i-couldnt. The road to its publication was filled with numerous obstacles - individuals who did not wish to see it published, the lack of understanding of people who did not realize its importance, and unexpected changes in my life - some of which I enjoy (inspiration for more work). The path to the publication of this book also challenged me to get out of my comfort zone and to go for what I know. And I was also challenged by enemies who showed me the value of my talent, which was a push in a positive direction and I don't intend to turn back.
Thanks go out to everyone who helped me get it out there and to everyone who gave me positive feedback. Five stars on Amazon.com is always encouraging ;). (I know that emoticon winky thing is ancient, but it's what I've got).