Jan Sikes

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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.

Jan Sikes openly admits that she never set out in life to be an author. But she had a story to tell. Not just any story, but a true story that rivals any fiction creation. You simply cant make this stuff up. It all happened. She chose to tell the story through fictitious characters, and they bring the intricately woven tale to life in an entertaining way.
She released a series of music CDs to accompany the four biographical fiction books and then published a book of poetry and art to bring the story full circle.

And now that the story is told, this author cant find a
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Jan Sikes I absolutely love telling people I just met that I am an author. The best thing about being a writer is the joy of creativity as it flows.…moreI absolutely love telling people I just met that I am an author. The best thing about being a writer is the joy of creativity as it flows. (less)
Jan Sikes The one thing that inspires me the most to keep writing is when I get a message from a reader who just finished one of my books and they loved what…moreThe one thing that inspires me the most to keep writing is when I get a message from a reader who just finished one of my books and they loved what they read.(less)
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Special RunI read Special Run by Lena McCoy as part of a book review exchange through IndieTribe. I have to say that I haven't read many paranormal mysteries, but I was captivated from the first page. I have personal experience and interest in all things psychic, so to find white and black witches, Lycanthropes, Mediums, Fairy conjurers, psychokinetics and an animal psychic piqued my interest i... Read more of this blog post »
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Description: Chapter 6 taken from "Flowers and Stone" book by Jan Sikes.
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This author serialized this story on her blog before publishing it and I enjoyed following along then. But reading the story from start to finish was an entirely different experience. There are several things I love about this story. A girl who is ...more
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I read the other two books in the Hodes Hill series and was anxious to see how the author wrapped it all up. This book held every element that I enjoy and that keeps me glued to the story. Writing in dual timelines is not easy and I have read other ...more
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“Whenever you have an unpleasant task to do, my favorite quote is from my mom. "Just back your ears and do it!”
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