Book: The Convict and the Rose by Jan Sikescategories: Book, Creative Non-Fiction, Prison, Music, Crime, Drugs, Guru, American Indian, Artwork, Beadwork, Songwriting, Desperation, Despair, Redemption, Freedom, Love
Jan Sikesabout this book: The Convict and the Rose is a story of love, of desperation, despair, redemption and ultimately freedom.
This is a true story of a veteran Texas Musician, Luke Stone, who finds himself locked behind the walls and bars of Leavenworth Penitentiary for a crime he did not commit.
He left Darlina Flowers behind who loves him more than life itself. The story takes the reader on a journey with these two as they both try to learn to live with the fate and circumstances life has thrown them.
The title of this book came from the cover as it was a album cover commissioned by Willie Nelson (true story) and never got released. Luke Stone (aka Rick Sikes) drew the album cover while locked away in prison. It took me close to a year to write the book and I also released a music CD along with the book since the story revolves and evolves around music. The music CD is titled Forty Foot High and all of the songs except the title track were recorded inside Leavenworth Prison.
My motivation for writing this story was to possibly inspire someone who might be dealing with what looks like an impossible situation, to turn from negative thinking and acting to positive.
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