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Multi-Award winning author, Jan Sikes, weaves stories in a creative and entertaining way. She has been called a magician and wordsmith extraordinaire by her readers and peers.

Most recently, Jan self-published a series of four books that have been called biographies with a musical twist. They chronicle the life a Texas musician who was a pioneer in the Outlaw Music movement before it ever had a name. She also released a music CD of original songs which match the time period of each story.

Her newest release is a unique book of poetry and art.

Jan writes songs, poetry, short stories, screenplays and novels. She resides in North Texas and sits on the board of directors for the Texas Authors Institute of History.

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Flowers and Stone

Biography, Fiction, Music, Romance

From the Texas honky-tonks in 1970, comes a love story so passionate that you feel the heat!

Nothing could have prepared Darlina Flowers for the reckless Texas rogue musician, Luke Stone, to come stampeding into her life like a team of wild horses. Their love ignited into an ever burning flame, enduring a cruel twist of fate and injustice. A compelling true story based on the lives of Rick and Jan Sikes.

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Convict and the Rose, The

2015 Texas Authors Best Biography Fiction Book

Luke Stone, a rebel Texas musician, locked behind the forty foot walls and iron bars of Leavenworth Penitentiary, struggles with hate, anger and bitterness. Can he survive the negativity and inch his way back to freedom and the woman he loves?

Darlina Flowers, lost and alone without the man who holds her heart, attempts to go on living. Will she wait for Luke, or turn her back and forget him?

This is a journey of two people facing struggles of epic proportion from shackles and chains to drugs and gurus with their enduring love being the one constant, their North Star.

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Home at Last

2016 Best Biography Fiction Book

With empty pockets and a heart full of dreams Luke Stone leaves behind the nightmare of fifteen long years in Leavenworth prison, not giving it a backward glance.

Eyes firmly on the future, he boards a Greyhound bus bound for Texas…for freedom…for the one who holds his heart. The unjust conviction no longer matters and revenge haunts him no more. Darlina Flowers, the woman who takes his breath away, waits ahead and with her by his side, nothing can stop him.

He is headed HOME AT LAST.

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2017 TxAuthors Best Poetry & Art Book

Breaths of Life from within a prison cell… When life, as he knew it, was stripped away, left with NO freedom except in his mind, Rick Sikes journeyed deep inside seeking to discover his true self. It took time, but he eventually found the man he’d forgotten existed. Even though they confined his body in an iron cage, they couldn’t lock away his mind. He made a choice to channel all of the creativity inside him to a positive beat. 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. The pen-and-ink art drawn by Rick, is simply another extension of creativity and partner with the poems. Rick Sikes poured pieces of his heart and soul into these writings and art, and it was his hope that through hard-earned wisdom and insight, he could help others on their soul’s journey.

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