Book Event in Alexandria, LA Feb. 25 Hastings Books

We are excited about our upcoming book event in Alexandria, LA on Feb. 25 Notice, we didn’t say “book signing” although that will be part of the festivities from 2:00-5:00 PM. Hastings Books is an excellent book venue located in MacArthur Village near the junction ...

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‘Uncle Sam’, our new Louisiana children’s book. A companion to ‘A Spent Bullet’

      “Children are enjoying the book nearly as much as the adults.” The recent release of our new children’s book, Uncle Sam: A Horse’s Tale,  has been a great experience.  This early reader tells the story of Sam, a US Cavalry horse who ...

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Snapshots from a full life

Thursday, Feb. 9 I’ve blessed with so many things and people in my life.  Here are a few snapshots from my heart.    

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Radio interview today (2/7/12) at noon

I’ll be talking about A Spent Bullet and Uncle Sam today at noon on Lake Charles FM 100.5   Listen online at    http://www.kelbradio.com/  

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A Spent Bullet Chapter 7: Words and Letters

Author’s Notes: In chapter 6, Elizabeth Reed’s grandmother Ma and her younger brother Ben hatched a scheme to get Elizabeth corresponding with a solider.  The plot thickens in chapter 7.  Enjoy. I’m writing discussion questions for book clubs and Accelerated Readers.  I’d appreciate your help ...

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A Conspiracy is Born ‘A Spent Bullet’ Chapter Six

Chapter 6 In Cahoots     Ben heard the approaching footsteps and shoved the bullet under his pillow and began innocently singing: “Do your ears hang low, do they flop, do they flop?  Can you tie ‘em in a bow, can you tie ‘em in ...

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Calling all children’s authors…

We have lots of fun: is it children’s authors or childrens authors or childrens’ author? Well, children’s means one and we definitely want more than one child reading our books. What’s your call?    

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Six words in my Life Plan

Hunger, Commitment and more. Wednesday, January 25, 2012.                       On Wednesday’s I’m trying to write about my Life Plan.  I’ve discovered that I need this written plan to keep me focused and on task. I ...

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Why do we exist? Thoughts on Life Statements

“To bring glory to God…” “We exist to bring glory to God by making disciples who treasure Christ &carry His name to the ends of the earth.” This is our church (Dry Creek Baptist) Life Statement. A life statement is simply a declaration of what ...

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Life Planning: The 10 Pins Plan

Readers:  If you’d like to receive emails when new blog posts appear, please click on the orange RSS feed below.  This will allow posts to be sent to Google Reader.                 I follow about ten blogs and Google ...

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Having a Life Verse

Your Life Verse Yesterday I shared my Life Statement: “I seek to be a man God can use and be respected by my wife DeDe, our sons and their families.”     A second foundational stone in my life plan is my Life Verse.  This ...

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Having a 2012 Life Statement

  We’re blogging this week about having a Life Plan for 2012. A Life Plan is simply a short written document expressing what matters most in your life.  It serves for a compass on the journey of each day. My life plan is 12 pages ...

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Life Planning 2012

Monday Jan. 16 This week I’ll be blogging about having a Life Plan. I’m a firm believer that if you fail to plan, you plan to fail.  I also believe that when we write down our dreams, they become achievable goals. Emmit Smith said,  “If ...

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Melted Ice Cream … The August Heat in Louisiana

This is chapter 5 from my latest novel,  A Spent Bullet.  I’ll be adding author notes throughout the week. Curt Iles Chapter 5   Melted Ice Cream   WEATHER ADVISORY CAMP POLK, LOUISIANA 13 AUGUST 1941 EXTREME HEAT AND HUMIDITY WILL BE IN EFFECT FOR ...

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