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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Harvey made me think of Jody and Mary

Read Hearts across the Water as an Amazon ebook for $2.99     Read Hearts across the Water as an Amazon ebook for $2.99   My son Terry reminded me of this story last night during a telephone call from Boston as Harvey’s rains moved ...

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Beautiful Hands

Like any octogenarian, Aunt Margie’s hands have aged and she is embarrassed by them. They simply reveal 80 plus years of living. I think they’re the most beautiful hands in the world. They’ve brought joy to thousands across a life of playing her piano. Anyone ...

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A Neat Essay from a Fellow Missionary

Scott and I worked together in Uganda and South Sudan. This is so well-written I felt led to share. This week’s Refugee Encounter By Scott W. I showed up early, like usual, placed coins in the parking meter and proceeded inside. I looked up his ...

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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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Jasper

As a writer I normally carry my laptop (especially when I’m finishing a book like now). I’ve found that I can work in nearly any location.  For some reason, my muse isn’t affected by crowd noise, music, or traffic. One of my best offices is ...

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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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6 hours to D-Day

Oh, Book Clubs, where art thou?*    Our Kickstarter Campaign is winding down. (It ends at midnight). I’m surprised several book clubs or church senior adults groups haven’t jumped on our great offer:  You can get 25 autographed copies of ‘As the Crow Flies’ (or ...

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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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Would you buy a used warthog from this man?

  Seriously, would you buy a used warthog from this sunglassed stranger? Seriously, this is Aaron Watkins’ Facebook page image.  I’m pretty sure the photo was taken at the Paara Ferry Crossing on the Nile River. It’s the only river crossing within Murchison Falls National Park in ...

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