Welcome to Day 3 of the “JONAH” Blog Tour! @Rijanjks @4WillsPub #RRBC #RWISA




One of the many difficulties Jonah faced on a daily basis, was getting food. He had very few resources and had resigned himself to eating bugs or muddy tasting fish from the murky waters that surrounded the island. 

That was until the first care package was dropped unexpectedly. 

Here is an excerpt that describes his surprise and delight. 

On day thirty-one, Jonah awoke with a start. Hearing the loud thud, his hand automatically flew to his dagger. Warily, he peeked out of his crude shelter, expecting the worst.

There, a few feet from his hut, lay a burlap package. 

With darting eyes, he searched the area for the source from which the package had come. He dashed out, grabbed it and quickly ducked back inside. His heart raced. He hadn’t been forgotten.

He tore into the package as eager as a child on Christmas morning. The first item he discovered was a sealed package of dried buffalo jerky. Without looking any farther, he tore into it and groaned aloud as he savored the flavor of the meat. Anything was better than the muddy fish and bugs he’d been forced to eat to stay alive.

So, now he had dried Buffalo Jerky. Why did I choose that kind of meat to give to Jonah? 

It just so happens that Buffalo (or Bison, as it is also known) is my favorite red meat, and pretty much the only red meat I eat. It is delicious, high protein, low fat and easy to make many dishes with. 

Here’s one of my favorite recipes: 

½ lb ground Bison

2 TBS. chopped onion

2 TBS. chopped red bell pepper

1 tsp Olive or Avacado Oil

Salt and Pepper to taste

Sauté all of this together until the meat is browned and onion soft. 

In the meantime, cut either a yellow squash or zucchini in half and scoop out the inside. Cook covered in the microwave for 2 min. until slightly soft.

Scoop the Bison mixture into the middle of the squash, top with grated cheddar or pepper jack cheese, cover with foil and bake for 20 minutes. Delicious!! 


Fantasy meets reality when a young man is forced to choose his punishment for crimes committed. Jonah must decide between imprisonment in a concrete box beneath the earth or be exiled to a deserted, barren island. He chooses the island, but nothing can prepare him for the deadly creatures, and poisonous plants at every turn. Then there’s the maddening isolation that drives him to the brink of insanity. There is only one way off this island and it’s more difficult than anything he’s ever imagined. It’s much easier to face mortal danger than the demons within. Will Jonah find redemption, or another unexpected offer?


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 can’t make this stuff up. It all happened. She chose to create fictitious characters to tell the story through, 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 can’t find a way to put down the pen. She continues to write fiction and has published many short stories with a series of novels waiting in the wings. She is a member of Authors Marketing Guild, The Writer’s League of Texas, the RAVE REVIEWS BOOK CLUB (RRBC), the RAVE WRITER’S INT’L SOCIETY OF AUTHOR (RWISA), sits on the RWISA Executive Council and hosts a monthly RAVE WAVES blog talk radio show, ASPIRE TO INSPIRE.


TWITTER: https://twitter.com/rijanjks

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WEBSITE:  http://www.jansikes.com


AMAZON: https://www.amazon.com/JONAH-JAN-SIKES-ebook/dp/B086351ZQH/

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33 thoughts on “Welcome to Day 3 of the “JONAH” Blog Tour! @Rijanjks @4WillsPub #RRBC #RWISA

  1. Ronesa Aveela

    I probably wouldn’t have made it 31 days to receive the package. 😉 I could probably tolerate the mud fish, but not the bugs. The recipe sounds yummy.
    Rebecca Carter, writing as Ronesa Aveela


  2. Wendy Scott

    Mud fish & bugs, ugh! Reminds me why our son won’t eat fish. When he was little he went fishing with his Dad at the river mouth, and they caught a wee fish. So Dad cooked it up, raving all the while how yummy fish was. Mud-favoured, is being generous! Since, then the smell of fish makes him gag.


    1. Jan Sikes

      Lol, Wendy. That’s quite a story. It will be interesting to see if your son will start to enjoy fish as an adult. Our tastes change as we mature. I know mine has for sure! Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing your story!


  3. yvettemcalleiro

    Interesting recipe, Jan. I don’t eat any peppers, so I’m out for that one. Lol! I’ve tried bison meat before. It has its own unique taste. I’m not a fan of red meat. The only red meat I eat is lamb, another meat with a distinct taste. Red meat is harder to digest, and I have digestive issues, so I tend to limit how much I have. Then again, if I had gone 31 days without decent food, I’m sure I would have joined Jonah in eating whatever they threw down to me. Lol! 🙂

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    1. Jan Sikes

      Good point, Yvette! It’s funny how everyone has different likes and dislikes. I do not like lamb. I can taste the lanolin in it. 😊 Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment!

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  4. Shirley Harris-Slaughter

    I have never been able to eat bison meat because I consider it to be wild and not my favorite kind of food. Maybe I’m wrong and should try it. I do try to be open to most unfamiliar foods but bison is not one of them. The recipe looks good and easy to fix though.

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  5. John Fioravanti

    Thanks for another interesting post, Jan. Good grief… I hate fish and bugs! I think I’d become a vegetarian very quickly! I’ve only tasted bison a couple of times. I liked it but I prefer beef. Unfortunately, I must limit my beef intake because it longer likes me! Thanks for hosting Jan, Joy!

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  6. RaveReviewsbyNJ

    Jan, because of my connection to a certain state, bison meat is like a delicacy, but, have I ever ventured into having a bison burger, which is all the rave there? Nope! I barely want to put regular ground chuck or beef in my mouth to enjoy a hamburger, so, for me, bison meat is going a little too far. I’m glad you enjoy it, though, but then, I think you’re more adventurous than I am, Jan!

    Have an amazing stop at Joy’s today!

    Joy, thank you for always being such an amazing hostess!

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    1. Jan Sikes

      Hi, Nonnie. Thank you for your interesting comment. I got introduced to Bison many years ago. My late husband loved it and also Venison. Of the two, I loved Bison more and continue to use it often as a source of protein. Thank you for stopping by!



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