Author, Jan Sikes has published five Biographical Fiction books and one Poetry and Art. Four of these five books have won writing competition awards and one, Home at Last, has won two separate awards. They've also been chose as "Reader's Favorites." Another rather unique thing that Jan Sikes offers is a music CD or original music that matches the time period of each story.
ABOUT THE BOOKS BY JAN SIKES FLOWERS AND STONE: A hot Texas summer in 1970, dim-lit honky-tonk barrooms, a naïve fledgling go-go dancer and a wild rebel Texas musician sets the stage for this story. Can Darlina Flowers ever hope to fit into this new world and even more important, can she trust Luke Stone with her heart? Luke Stone, a good man who has made a career of bad decisions, finds himself at a crossroads. Fate has sealed his destiny and threatens it all.
THE CONVICT AND THE ROSE: Rebel Texas musician, Luke Stone, loses everything that he treasures with the arrest and conviction for a crime he didn’t commit. Not only is he locked away in a cage, he's left behind the woman who holds his heart. Broken and alone, Darlina Flowers struggles to go on living without the man she loves so completely. Follow their journey through shackles and chains, drugs and gurus as they fight to find their way to freedom.
HOME AT LAST: Released from federal prison after fifteen long years, Luke Stone boards a Greyhound bus bound for Texas, for home and the woman who holds his heart. He happily hangs up his neon dreams for a paint brush and hammer. Darlina Flowers has waited her entire adult life to become Mrs. Luke Stone, but will the hardships of starting over with nothing be too much? Their love is tested to the core as the story unfolds.
‘TIL DEATH DO US PART: Luke Stone has cheated death more times than he cares to remember. And now, with a chance for a second music career after so many years, he knows he won’t fill the Texas dancehalls and honky-tonks as he’d done in his younger days. Darlina, his rock and anchor, longs to see his dreams fulfilled and vows to do everything possible to help him find success. But, will time allow Luke to sing his last song? DISCOVERY When all of life is stripped away, left with no freedom except in his mind, Rick Sikes journeys deep inside to discover his true self. He finds the only way to survive hopeless negativity is through creating with his hands and imagination. They confined his body in an iron cage, but could not lock away his mind. What you’ll find between the covers of this book are expressions of raw emotion…Poems of deep sadness and loss, humorous musings, political wisdom, life observations and tender love from both Rick and Jan Sikes as well as pen-and-ink drawings, also known as Pointillisim, from a true artisan.
Jan Sikes resides in the North Texas Area. She has developed writing workshops and is available for public speaking engagements. She has appeared on Good Morning Texas as a guest and on multiple internet radio shows.
Author Jan Sikes on Good Morning Texas, WFAA Dallas, Tx. Click to see full Interview