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As the Crow Flies

Coming of Age

Coming of Age: it always involves a good story       Cherry Winche Creek lies deep in the Ten Mile country of western Louisiana. Our new novel, As the Crow Flies, begins when the drifting Cotton family’s wagon breaks down at the creek. ___________________________________________________ ...

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Your Last Chance to be part of an unforgettable “Dry Creek Weekend.”

  A word from Curt Many of you took part in our Kickstarter campaign in May. By pre-ordering copies of As the Crow Flies, you received discounted copies and helped fund the book. I’ll be forever grateful for the sixty people who backed us for $4800.00. ...

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Blog Post #1298: How Missouri got her Waterproof Bible

                                                   Today’s Proverb (Chapter 26 for Sept 26) from my waterproof Bible.  Verses 4 and 5 seem like a paradox.   ...

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Protected: “A Birthday Promise” Chapter 8 from As the Crow Flies

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Wow! Post #1297

Scroll down to order your copy of As the Crow Flies. #1297 Blog Posts and Counting Stay Curious. Be Amazed. Tell Remarkable Stories. That’s how I’ve gotten to nearly thirteen hundred posts on the Creekbank Blog.  I’m always curious, easily amazed, and love hearing (and ...

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Every Journey has a Story

You’re going to enjoy this story. I guarantee it. It’s true. Every Journey has a Story, and this is exactly why you’re going to be hooked from the first page of As the Crow Flies. From Missouri Cotton’s first words,  “My name is Missouri Cotton and I ...

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Storms don’t create Character; they reveal it.

  Storms don’t create character; they reveal it. We saw that in the good folks of Texas and Louisiana as neighbors and strangers helped each other.         The proverbs of Solomon son of David, king of Israel: for attaining wisdom and discipline, ...

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First Day to Pre-Order ‘As the Crow Flies.’

It’s time.  We are officially taking pre-orders on our latest novel, As the Crow Flies. You can easily order by clicking on the cover image as well as here. Shipping will begin the first week of September. Be sure to let me know how to ...

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Chased by the Black Dogs

    Chased by the Black Dogs I received a sweet note from a blog friend this week. “Curt, where have you been? I’ve been worried about you?” My answer was simple. “I’ve been chased by the black dogs.” That’s what Churchill, a fellow sufferer, ...

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Welcome back to the Creek

August 7, 2017 Friends, We’ll be resuming blog posts and updating you on our upcoming book, As the Crow Flies, scheduled for September 4. Gratefully, Curt Iles      

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A Big Ol’ Thanks!

I was taught by my sweet Momma to always way thank you. So I want to simply say thank you to all of you who took part in this new method of preparing to publish a book. It has lifted quite a burden off my ...

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Don’t miss out! Time’s a’wasting.

Time is ticking on our Kickstarter campaign. If you haven’t backed the project for As the Crow Flies, we’d be so honored if you visit our Kickstarter page.    Thanks to your backing, we’ve exceeded our original goal of $4000. Additional pledges are being used ...

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The frustration of writing a novel: what to cut, leave in, add.

Writing a novel: it’s wonderfully frustrating! Writing a 90,000 word novel is a challenge. DeDe says I’m crazy each time I begin a book. She’s probably right. But I’m called to write and at this season of life, I’m called to write novels about Pineywoods ...

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3 Days and 10 hours to go: Here’s how you can help as well as get a great deal!

A word from Curt. Team. Tribe. Unit. They’ve always been some of my favorite words. They signify working together.  The sum being greater than the parts.  A united group coming together to do something the doubters said couldn’t be done. Well, together, we’ve done it! We have ...

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