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Meet author Jan Sikes

I'm happy to share my blog with with fellow member authors of Rave Reviews Book Clubas part of the RRBC's Pay It Forward Week. Initially introduced by author Bethany Turner, the concept of Pay It Forward is to profile, promote and propel another fellow club member to new audiences for the day.

This month I have the honor of hosting Jan Sikes.
Jan has authored four books about the journey of two people moving through adversity, growing and learning about life and love. Interestingly, though she uses fictitious names, the books chronicle her life and relationship with her husband, the late singer-songwriter, Rick Sikes.


This North Texan incorporates bits of wisdom and hard-learned lessons in her fiction stories and hopes to reach readers in a positive way.

Her titles include:


Flowers and Stone 

The Convict and the Rose  Rebel Texas musician, Luke Stone, loses everything in life that he treasures when he is arrested and convicted of a crime he did not commit. How does a man deal with t…

Teenage Poetry

Teenage expression via angst-ful poetry circa 1983 A little look back in time to my teenage years, my heartbreak and maybe a little bit of anger, too? Definitely a whole lot of drama!

This was typed with an old-fashioned electric typewriter. Notice the correction of 'd' in the word 'heard' in the third poem. Back in the day we used correction film. It was a gummy-like transferable Liquid Paper on a small rectangular slip of plastic called Ko Rec Type. Simply line the little square over your mistake, depress the erroneously struck key again, and voila, the space was whited out. It wasn't perfect, but word processors for personal use were still a few years away.