Last Day to get Collector’s Edition of A Spent Bullet

When we ordered copies of  A Spent Bullet in 2010, we selected several hundred hardback copies. This would allow options for libraries and discerning readers who wanted a more durable copy. I was deeply pleased with the format and look of the hardcover copies, until I looked at the spine.  The publisher at mispelled bullet, …

Chapter 51: My Favorite Chapter of A Spent Bullet

Quick background:  This chapter, near the end of A Spent Bullet, begins with the soldier, Harry Miller, and the schoolteacher, Elizabeth Reed, stranded on the ferris wheel at the Beauregard Parish Fair. It ends with a marriage proposal and a wise lesson from Elizabeth’s father farmer. Enjoy! A reminder: Today, Feb. 28, is the final …

Meet Harry Miller: Chapter 2 of A Spent Bullet

Chapter 2 Bad News CLOSE VOTE EXTENDS SERVICE TERM FOR THOUSANDS OF SOLDIERS (Washington) By a vote of 203-202 yesterday, Congress removed restrictions pertaining to federalized National Guard units. This close vote means National Guard soldiers will have their terms extended and may be moved to locations outside the United States. Private Harry Miller had …

How it all began: Chapter 1 of A Spent Bullet

We’ve had fun in February sharing stories from our novel, A Spent Bullet.   As America observes the 75th anniversary of what we know as World War II, it is important to remember the men and women who rose to the great challenge. I also believe it’s imperative to remember the integral part Louisiana played …

Two Lessons I’m Learning: LLL and Outdoor Living

There are two life lessons I’m presently learning. First, is the power of the outdoors and nature. One of my keywords is L.L.L. Life Long Learning. I wish to finish strong in my life and constantly have a learner’s lean.  Eager to listen, learn, and grow. This corresponds with my three mantras: Stay Curious. Be …

A love story between a man and his daughter: “Only One Chance.”

Scroll down to learn how you can get a special copy of A Spent Bullet.      In this passage from A Spent Bullet,  Elizabeth Reed’s father has an infected cut on his hand from being tusked by a hog. An Army Field Hospital is near their home.  She cajoles her father, a veteran of …

Buried Treasure: a reader favorite from A Spent Bullet

  Through February, we’re sharing stories from our novel, A Spent Bullet. Today’s chapter is probably my favorite. It’s based on a true story and an example of the wonderful Southern rural hospitality that I love so dearly.   Go to our home page to subscribe to our story letter and download free chapters of …

Your 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. (Our goal was $4000). One of our reward packages was …

Don’t Miss Out: We’re making an offer you can’t refuse!

Don’t miss this great book deal on A Spent Bullet and Uncle Sam. Learn more at www.creekbank.net I’ve been doing book inventory for our yearly Creekbank IRS filing.  I realized how many great books we have sitting in anticipation of being read by our readers both young and old. So to do something about this, …

A Good Laugh: The US 165 Billboard

I travel US 165 daily in and out of Alexandria. The following billboard (facing southbound traffic Hwy 165) continues to be a source of plenty of conversation.   The small towns up and down US 165 South are infamous for their speed traps.  Evidently, Joey Hopewell had had enough and paid for this billboard. What …

The Clearcut

  A word to the Creek Tribe: In the coming weeks, we’re going to have fun with several creative book sales.  As I’ve inventoried our backlist of twelve books, I’ve thought,  “We have too many good books in this closet needing to be in the hands of our Tribe readers.  So get ready for some …

A Month Called February

What is it about February? I read this excellent essay yearly on February 1. It’s written by Bobb Biehl. Thanks to Chip MacGregor for sharing this four years ago. Enjoy! Curt February habits Whenever we get past the January “new year resolutions” and starting moving into the February “reality of winter” season, it’s nice to …