Jan Sikes is a proud Texas writer and she's added a new book to her list of award-winning stories. I've known Jan for several years and delighted in her achievements and in her friendship. Today she is going to tell us about this latest release.
It's all yours, Jan...
FEATHERS! I appreciate your generosity.
In Jagged Feathers, Vann and Nakina, share a love for and immerse themselves in different art mediums. Vann gathers pieces of driftwood he finds along the creekbank and fashions scenes out of them, then peddles them at a local flower shop in Cedar Springs.
The idea for Vann to find comfort through creating art with his hands from nature's leavings came from my late husband. His mom had a mimosa tree in her front yard that died. She asked him to cut it down for her. As he removed the tree, he envisioned prickly pear cactus leaves in wood pieces. He must have made a dozen or more pieces and sold them through a local flower shop where we lived. I still have one piece left that I treasure.
Creating art with pieces of wood he picked up along the creek bank brought him peace. The
simple action of carving scenes and shapes into nature’s leavings temporarily replaced the
incessant noise in his head.
Many of the scenes he carved told stories. Memories from his boyhood, fishing along the
banks of the James River without a care in the world, exploring the foothills of the Blue Ridge
Mountains, and observing the birds and wildlife that inhabited that area of Virginia came to life
beneath his fingers and tools.
This cabin on Wolf Creek came close to recreating the tranquility he loved that could only
be found in nature.
Or do you do it yourself? Please share!
Vann Noble did his duty. He served his country and returned a shell of a man, wounded inside
and out. With a missing limb and battling PTSD, he seeks healing in an isolated cabin outside a
small Texas town with a stray dog that sees beyond his master's scars. If only the white rune's magic can bring a happily ever after to a man as broken as Vann.
On the run from hired killers and struggling to make sense of her unexplained deadly mission,
Nakina Bird seeks refuge in Vann's cabin. She has secrets. Secrets that can get them all killed.
A ticking clock and long odds of living or dying, create jarring risks.
Will these two not only survive, but find an unexpected love along the way? Or, will evil forces
win and destroy them both?
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