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Today, I’m delighted to share my review for Discovery: Poetry and Art by Rick and Jan Sikes. I’m also honoured to say that I have a signed hardcover version of this beautiful collection of poetry and art. It’s a collection I often revisit; a testament to the treasure found within.
Multi-Award winning author, Jan Sikes, began her writing career as a young girl. Her first work was a gospel song. She had an uncle whom she loved dearly, but he was an alcoholic and his drinking caused such family discord that at times, resulted in him being banished from their home. So, she wrote a song about Uncle Luke finding Jesus. That is her first memory of feeling the passion deep down to her toes for writing and for music.
When her husband passed away in 2009, she thought someone would come along and write the story of his unique and inspiring life. She awoke one morning to realize she was the only one who could write it, since she was the only one there with him through it all. So, she took several Creative Writing courses at local community colleges and went to work.
Her books are true stories about the journey of two people moving through adversity in order to grow and learn to become better humans. She believes with all her heart there is something worthy of sharing in these stories. Bits and pieces of wisdom, hard-learned lessons and above and beyond all, love…True love that you read about in fiction stories and yet this is truth. The old saying that truth is stranger than fiction fits these stories.
She also releases a music CD of original songs along with each book that fits the time period of the story. Why? Because the stories revolve and evolve around a passion for music.
Jan has also developed several writing workshops that you can get more information about on her website.
She is widowed, lives in North Texas, volunteers at music festivals, has five incredible grandchildren and serves on the Board of Directors for the Texas Authors Institute of History, The North Texas Book Festival and the Texas Musicians Museum.
A remarkable journey, depicting the power of the human spirit and the majestic beauty of enduring love.
Discovery by Jan and Rick Sikes is a powerful, compelling collection of poetry and art that has touched me deeply. The authors unveil emotions that few among us would ever reveal or even dare to claim. They take you on a journey with such candour, poised with loss and hope, and an unassuming grace that will stay with you long after you’ve finished. This is a gem of a book and a gift for the soul. A remarkable journey, depicting the power of the human spirit and the majestic beauty of enduring love.
A highly recommended read for sure!
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Thanks so much for stopping by today. Happy reading!