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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 taking him to the area where I encountered a herd of wild horses last month. …

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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.  Read it and help celebrate a birthday. A Remarkable Story: The Corporal and the Colonel …

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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 Spent Bullet, my 1941 Louisiana Maneuvers book. My cousin, Harold Iles, who was a Sugartown …

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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 the places they took us was the Amon Carter Museum of Art. It featured wonderful …

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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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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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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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Blog Post #1298: How Missouri got her Waterproof Bible

                                                   Today’s Proverb (Chapter 26 for Sept 26) from my waterproof Bible.  Verses 4 and 5 seem like a paradox.    .            It sums up the situation between our President/National leaders …

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Wow! Post #1297

Scroll down to order your copy of As the Crow Flies. #1297 Blog Posts and Counting Stay Curious. Be Amazed. Tell Remarkable Stories. That’s how I’ve gotten to nearly thirteen hundred posts on the Creekbank Blog.  I’m always curious, easily amazed, and love hearing (and telling) remarkable stories. It’s really that simple. As we approach 1300 this week, we’ll take …

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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 in. It’s one of my favorites from a special book.   Jody and Mary   …

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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 Louisiana that tell a good story with memorable characters whom you can root for and …

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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 exceeded our Kickstarter goal of $4000. Thank you! The current amount will allow us to …

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A Mother’s Love

A word from Curt Respect.  What a fine word. Today is Mother’s Day.  This is my favorite story about a mother’s love. I share it with humility and respect.     This story is from my short story collection, Deep Roots.  A Thirty-Year-Old Picture As the older woman wrote her check, she laid down her billfold. Then I saw the …

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