Our family is known for being late bloomers. Though I’d written for many, many years, I didn’t publish my first book until I was 54 years old. An older sister didn’t learn to paint until she was in her 50’s. And my younger sister, Jan, didn’t take up writing until she was late 50’s so I guess fifty was the magic number for us. Although Jan was late getting started, she’s made huge strides with the publication of her first book two years ago. Her second book, THE CONVICT AND THE ROSE, received praise and garnered an award by the Texas Association of Authors.
Jan is writing a true series about her life with country/western singer Rick Sikes. In FLOWERS AND STONE she tells how their paths cross and they fall in love. THE CONVICT AND THE ROSE details his life behind bars in Leavenworth Penitentiary and how she never gives up hope they’d be together again. And the newest, HOME AT LAST, sees his release and coming home to finally marry the woman who still holds his heart. But all is not rosy.
The facts are true and the story real but Jan tells it in a fictional way, thus creating a new genre. If you haven’t read any of these, it might be time to start. She’s a very gifted writer and I’m not just saying that because she’s my sister.
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.
Here’s the Amazon link: http://amzn.com/0990617920
Jan is giving away one copy (e-book version) to a person who comments.
Do you have any family stories that would make for great reading?