On Saturday December 1st, my business partners, Shaneika Burchell-Kerr, Olivia Lauren, and myself, Melissa-Sue John met at Bronx Bethany Nazarene Church, where we would be hosting the most anticipated book launch for Lauren Simone Pubs (LSP). The Tale of Princess Alicia is the 10th book, but the first chapter book, to be published by LSP. Written by entrepreneur and very talented author, Yvette Phillips, “The Tale of Princess Alicia” is a story about a young girl who has a strong love for animals, and the animals loved her in return. Princess Alicia befriended all the animals near her castle. Because of her friendship with the animals, when they suddenly turned up missing, she did not hesitate to risk her life to save her animal friends. Each chapter is a page turner. In addition to the wonderful narration are beautiful and vivid pictures illustrated by teen artist, Simonne-Anais Clarke.