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Curt Iles

I write to have influence and impact through well-told stories of my Louisiana and African sojourn.

A Remarkable Day: April 6 is Whipoorwill Day

A word from Curt This afternoon my oldest grandson Noah and I will slip into the edge of Kisatchie National Forest near Woodworth. We won’t have our guns. Turkey season doesn’t open until tomorrow. We’ll be there (rain or not) to look and listen. I’m ...

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A Remarkable Word: Telelastai

A word from Curt curt@creekbank.net ___________________________________ Today’s post is brief, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t significant. It concerns what I believe to believe the most important word spoken in history. Telestai. I’m no Greek scholar, so I’m not even sure how to pronounce it, ...

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A Remarkable Story: The Corporal and the Colonel

A word from Curt  My calling: Stay Curious Never Cease to be Amazed. Share Remarkable Stories.   The following story, from our second book, The Old House, always moves me when I read it again. It really happened and I was there to see it.  ...

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‘Buried Hams’ A favorite story told by my cousin, Harold Iles, Sr.

The best part of writing about Pineywoods Louisiana is how my books open the door for others to tell me their stories. Most of my historical fiction comes from actual stories told by my friends, both old and new. This is especially true with A ...

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Preview: Listen to the first 15 minutes of the Audible version of As the Crow Flies

  I’d like you to have a first listen to what is going to be a special project: the Audible version of our latest novel, As the Crow Flies. Listen to the first 15 minutes of the novel.  I believe you’ll agree that narrator Whitney ...

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Perseverance! 92 Dry Holes

You can order Deep Roots in various formats including ebook and Amazon. Learn more here.  92 Dry Holes   A Story on Perseverance and Resolve Once my wife, DeDe, and I visited Ft. Worth, Texas where our son Clay and his family lived. One of ...

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How do you say Louisiana? We need your help.

As the Crow Flies is available at Amazon in paperback, large print, and ebook. No shipping charge if you’re a Prime Member.   A Word from Curt And the word is Louisiana. I’ve heard it pronounced probably four different ways. In As the Crow Flies,  Unk Dyal ...

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4 slots left on next weekend’s “Creekbank Weekend”.

              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 ...

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See all 13 of our Creekbank Books (plus several special bundle packages).

Wow!  I wrote my first book, Stories from the Creekbank, in 2000. Not only is it still in print, but it’s a steady seller. I’m so grateful for friends and readers like you who’ve kept my thirteen books “evergreen.” Evergreen is the book-selling term for ...

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The Psych Ward + 1

A Word from Curt Speaking to the DeRidder Lion’s Club about our latest book, As the Crow Flies.  I love sharing with Civic Clubs about our books and stories. Right now, I’m concentrating on “The Crow” and also A Spent Bullet, our historical novel on ...

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The Happiest Pigs in Rapides Parish

A word from Curt: Two requests: If you haven’t ordered a copy of As the Crow Flies, you’re missing a treat. Order Today. 2. If you’ve read As the Crow Flies, please write a brief honest review at Amazon. Reviews are a book’s best friend. ...

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A Remarkable Book

            On the Journey . . . a Word from Curt Our writing/sharing goal in 2018 is simple: Stay Curious. Continue to be Amazed. Share Remarkable Stories. Today, I want to share a remarkable book that has greatly influenced my ...

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January 1: Lagniappe

A word from Curt The following story, about King George VI and his famous Christmas message and poem to the British people during the darkest days of the War. Scroll down to read this remarkable story   January 1 Lagniappe A New Year  This is ...

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“Finishing Strong” December 31: Last Day of the Year

A word from Curt Beginning this week, I’ll be sharing short posts about how I am learning to use the end of the year/beginning of the new to review the past year and plan for the new one.  Join us at the Creekbank beginning on ...

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