Alicia and the Light Bulb People in Star Factory 13, by Barbara Roman, while a children's book, is simply one of those stories that awakens the imagination and dreams within all of us. Alicia, a young girl, finds herself in a magical place, amidst used and forgotten light bulbs, all of them aspiring to be transformed into stars in the sky. It's a story about believing in oneself - something we should engender in every child's mind, and for that matter, every adult too. Well-written, with splendid images to sparkle it up, this is a fun and inspiring read.
Review by International Writers Inspiring Change
About Barbara Roman
Since childhood, I've been torn between two worlds: writing and singing. It's difficult to serve "two masters," as they say, but I was compelled to do so. When I was not singing, I was writing; when I was not writing, I was singing.
I've learned, for me, that one creative expression nurtures the other. Much of my writing has a musical theme somewhere in the plot, or is the plot. Whether it's in my non-fiction writing about the power of music itself, in picture books and stories and, of course, in writing music and lyrics for songs.