JONAH BLOG TOUR DAY 3
IT IS MY PLEASURE TO WELCOME TODAY, ON MY BLOG, RRBC AUTHOR JAN SIKES AS SHE TOURS WITH HER NEW BOOK,
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.
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