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About Curt Iles
He is the author of twelve books available on Amazon.
He is best known for his short story collections and historical novels set in Louisiana's Pineywoods region.
Whether writing about his deep Southern roots or the amazing place called Africa, his stories celebrate life, family, and people who fill life with joy, wonder, and awe.
His life statement is "to be a man God can use and be respected by his wife, sons, and grandchildren."
His writing platform, Creekbank Stories, exists to "Sharing Stories Worth Telling."
He blogs at www.creekbank.net and is active on social media at curtiles
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Late summer 1941. Louisianas piney woods are engulfed by a tidal wave of soldiers engaged in the largest army maneuvers ever undertaken on American soil. For many of these young men, as well as the isolated Southern communities, life will never be the same. Although no one knows it, our nation will be at war in three months.
Elizabeth Reed is a young Louisiana schoolteacher who dislikes soldiers. Harry Miller is a Wisconsin soldier who hates Louisiana. It only makes sense that they should meet and fall in love.
Their story begins with a bulletan empty cartridge tossed from a truckload of soldiers. The note inside it will change the destinies of these two young people.
In the midst of large-scale battles between the red and blue armies, Harry and Elizabeth are each fighting their own war with dark secrets from their pasts. They have nothing in common except mutual desires to escape these pasts.
In spite of clashing at every turn, they run right into each others arms as they jointly learn that the hardest person to forgive is yourself.
Within this clash of cultures lies the core message of A Spent Bullet. Rural Louisiana is never the same, and neither are the soldiers who learn about Louisiana mud, mosquitoes, and misery mixed with memorable Southern hospitality.
More than a love story, A Spent Bullet recreates a memorable but largely forgotten time in Louisiana and our nations history. Told in the warm and touching style loved by readers of his previous eight books, Curt Iles weaves a story of love, history, and redemption.
So come into the woods with me for these stories. Stories of faith. Stories of the deep-rooted things that really matter.
A place where a faithful dog waits by a warm crackling fire.
Where the aroma of a strong cup of Louisiana coffee blends with the taste of hot cathead biscuits topped with homemade mayhaw jelly.
Written in the encouraging style loved by readers of his previous ten books, Curt Iles celebrates the life, history, and the culture of Christmas in rural Louisiana.
Christmas Jelly features thirty-two heart-warming stories that will be enjoyed by families for Christmases to come.
Readers will enjoy tales like “Christmas Jelly,” the award winning short story, “Grandpas’ Boots,” and yarns about feed troughs, hay-filled barns, buried treasure, and stolen Christmas trees. There’s even a set of stories for “Bah Humbug Week,” the six days after Christmas.
Features discussion questions for book clubs, study groups, and families.
In this updated edition, author Curt Iles weaves stories of family, the outdoors, and faith. Written in the warm style loved by his readers, Iles writes in a voice that brings laughter and tears, often in the same story.
Stories from the Creekbank is a book you’ll keep on your shelf as a reminder that there are many good things and graceful people surrounding us on every step of our journey.
Learn more at www.creekbank.net
Containing forty stories about South Sudan's recent refugees and the northern Ugandans who welcome them, Trampled Grass is a healthy mixture of stories of friendship, sorrow, humor, and the resiliency of the human spirit.
Going beyond the headlines and statistics of the current crisis in South Sudan, the stories take readers into the hearts and lives of real people. The book contains numerous photos, videos, and links.
Author Iles, who lives in Uganda, chronicled these human interest during work in refugee camps during 2014. He and wife DeDe serve with the International Mission Board.
Sam and his best friend, Sergeant Ed, take part in the Louisiana Army Maneuvers, a mock battle featuring infantry, tanks, jeeps, and traditional cavalry units.
As the battles end and Pearl Harbor nears, Uncle Sam and his friends escape into the piney woods of western Louisiana where they become the forerunners of the famous Fort Polk wild horse herd.
Told by storyteller Curt Iles with creative illustrations by emerging artist Jade Ross and sleight of hand by graphic designer Julian Quebedeaux, Uncle Sam: A Horse's Tale is a delightful story of a memorable time seventy years ago.