Creekbank Blog

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 always calls it “Louisianer.” How would you phonetically pronounce Louisiana the way we say it? …

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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 us for $4800.00. (Our goal was $4000). One of our reward packages was a special …

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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 a title that continues to sell long after its publication. We’ve been blessed in this. …

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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. This painting by my uncle, Bill Iles, hangs at Cochon’s in New Orleans. The Happiest …

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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 life. It’s the book of Proverbs. The book of Proverbs continues to arouse my curiosity …

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Christmas Eve-Eve: Dec. 23 “The Hay’s All in the Barn.”

Merry Christmas from the Iles Clan. I wish the very best for you and yours during this Christmas season. Living Gratefully, Curt     The Hay’s in the Barn It’s “Christmas Eve-Eve.” Two days until Christmas. It’s close but there’s still time for planning and dreaming. A strong cold front is blowing in as I arrive at Foreman’s Meat Market. …

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The Best Present Ever

Upcoming book appearances Sat. Dec. 9 Grant Christmas Tree Farm Friday, Dec. 15 2-5 pm Thrifty Way-DeRidder Saturday, Dec. 16  8-noon  Nichol’s DeQuincy   Learn more about Christmas Jelly and our other twelve books at www.creekbank.net The Best Present I Ever Received Chapter 7 from Christmas Jelly by Curt Iles   It seemed to be a sorry excuse of a …

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The Best Christmas Present I Ever Received

Upcoming book appearances Sat. Dec. 9 Grant Christmas Tree Farm Friday, Dec. 15 2-5 pm Thrifty Way-DeRidder Saturday, Dec. 16  8-noon  Nichol’s DeQuincy   Learn more about Christmas Jelly and our other twelve books at www.creekbank.net The Best Present I Ever Received Chapter 7 from Christmas Jelly by Curt Iles   It seemed to be a sorry excuse of a …

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The First 5 Chapters of ‘Christmas Jelly’ for Dec. 1-5

 Days 1-5 Christmas Jelly   Foreword Most of these stories are true. Others are the invention of my imagination. They’re all from my journals or laptop. Most of all, they’re from my heart. I hope they move you. Go ahead and laugh. Cry. Celebrate. Believe. Ponder. Enjoy. My wish is that Christmas Jelly makes this holiday season the deepest and …

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The Annual Creekbank Christmas Catalog

                Merry Christmas from the Creek! This Creekbank Christmas Story Letter contains:Foreword to Christmas Jelly The best and shortest chapter in the book. Super sale on Christmas Jelly for unique Holiday gifts. One day sale on our latest novel, As the Crow Flies. What is the Westport Trilogy? Louisiana Maneuvers Set A gift …

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Ways You Can Order ‘As the Crow Flies’

Don’t miss Curt on these book events:  Grant Christmas Tree Farm this Saturday (December 2) as well as next Saturday, December 9.  We’ll also make our final Christmas book signings on Saturday, December 26 at Nichol’s in DeQuincy and Thrifty Way-DeRidder. _______________________ A word from Curt My theme for December continues with a Thanksgiving motif:  Living Gratefully. I want my …

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Sleeping on the Ground 2017

  Scroll down to find how easy it is to get your copy of As the Crow Flies. Sleeping on the Ground   When you sleep on the ground With the stars in your face, You can feel the full length Of the beauty and grace. -Dan Fogelberg  “The Wild Places”   I’ve just spent the last two nights sleeping …

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A Great Offer + A funny story: “The Shortest Bus Run”

  A word from Curt We have a special offer for you to own the three-book Westport Trilogy. It follows Joe and Eliza Moore through The Wayfaring Stranger, A Good Place, and the final book, As the Crow Flies. Each book is a standalone novel but they are best read in order.  This week, you can get all three books …

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