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“Snake-Popping” An excerpt from “A Good Place.”

My favorite current passage from A Good Place. I read the following story to a Sr. Adult group earlier in the week.  One lady laughed so hard I thought we were going to have to do the Heimlich Maneuver on her. Here is it for ...

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Log Float on the Calcasieu A Good Place

Special thanks to my friend Joe Chaney for inspiring this scene. A Good Place, the upcoming novel from Creekbank Stories Curt’s followup novel to The Wayfaring Stranger should be ready later in 2009. We’ll keep you posted as we know more. Set in 1863, it ...

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Naming Characters: From A Good Place

Should her name be Gisele or _____________? At the bottom of this blog are dozens of suggested names. Select your favorite three (3) and send them to me via Facebook or the comment section of this blog. I’ll pass the results on later. Author’s note: ...

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From A Good Place

This scene from my upcoming seventh book, A Good Place, is set in Piney Woods in western Louisiana in 1863. The characters in the story, 13-year-old Mayo and his PaPaw (Willard Clark) are discussing Mayo’s father’s (Joe Moore) decision to join the Southern army in ...

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Book Plates and A Good Place

This is a “book plate.” It is an adhesive label for placement inside a book cover. If you have any of my six (6) books and do not have a personal autograph, I’ll be happy to send one your way. Here’s how: Email me and ...

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Chapter 1 Commentary: “A Good Place”

A Good Place Chapter by Chapter Commentary Chapter 1 A Good Place begins with a hurricane. Author Notes: My experience with riding out Hurricane Rita in September 2005 led to the writing of this chapter. I was in charge of a camp full of 300 ...

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Sample Chapter A Good Place by Curt Iles

A Good Place Readers: How you can help. Part of the joy of writing is working with friends and readers to improve our stories. I need your help on the name of one character. Curt Iles’ new novel, A Good Place, follows the story of ...

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A Good Place

News on A Good Place, Curt’s new novel and the sequel to The Wayfaring Stranger. Today is the grand opening of our A Good Place blog. Click on http://agoodplaceiles.blogspot.com to read Chapter 1, give input on a character name and background for Chapters 24 and ...

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Louisiana’s “No Man’s Land” Maps

The two maps (above) are in the second edition of The Wayfaring Stranger. The first map is sketched by my special Dry Creek friend, Debra Tyler. I think it is great. The second beautiful map is by my good friend, Peyton Freeman of Wise Publishing ...

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