Sally’s Cafe and Bookstore – New Book on the Shelves – #ShortStory – Jewel by Jan Sikes

A Jewel in Sally’s Cafe and Bookstore

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Delighted to showcase the new book by award winning author Jan Sikes released at the end of June..A short story Jewel.

About Jewel

For almost eighteen years, Jewel has known little beyond hopelessness and hunger. Barely existing in a ramshackle cabin, on the edge of a Louisiana swamp with her little sister and their mother, she sees no way to stop the downward spiral. When her mother falls gravely ill, Jewel learns that her life is about to take a drastic turn. But will it lead to joy or more devastation?

Take a heart-warming journey with Jewel as she struggles to rise from the clutches of poverty and shame.

A recent review for the book

This short story reminded me of the movie “Pretty Woman” though the setting, circumstances, and characters are quite different. Jewel…

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MEET MENTAL HEALTH ADVOCATE KITT O’MALLEY! 

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MEET KITT!

#WritersCrushWednesday

Thrilled to shine the spotlight on one of my biggest supporters and favorite writers, Kitt O’Malley! A licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, living with bipolar disorder type II; Kitt has been on the frontline of Mental Health Advocacy for years. Recently published in Volume I of Stigma Fighters, Kitt is consistent in using her voice, platform and sphere of influence to empower the voice of others. Please show her some love🌷e

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