Curt Iles

Biography

TheCreek is the home of our writing and stories. Creekbank Stories comes from the location of my writing: my hometown of Dry Creek, Louisiana. Legend has it the native Attakapas Indians named the creek, “Beautiful Creek” and it was corrupted when translated into English.

Regardless, Dry Creek is my home and heart. It’s where I’ve lived for most of my life, the source of my stories, and where my heart feels most at home.

My great great grandfather, John Wesley Wagnon, lived his entire life along Crooked Bayou south of Dry Creek. According to my older relatives he would say, “Boys, this is where I was born and it’s where I plan to turn up my toes.”

I’m not sure Dry Creek is where I’ll “turn up my toes” but it is in my heart and no distance or time can take that away.

Blessings,

Curt Iles

Where to find Curt Iles online


Where to buy in print


Books

Uncle Sam: A Horse's Tale
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 1,560. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Historical / United States / 19th Century
Uncle Sam, a cavalry horse, travels to Louisiana in the months before America enters World War II. 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.
Christmas Jelly
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 33,760. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Historical, Fiction » Christian » Classical & allegory
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In the warm style enjoyed by readers of his earlier ten books, storyteller Curt Iles celebrates the life, history, and culture of Christmas in rural Louisiana. This is a book you’ll cherish for Christmases to come as well as share with family and friends as season. 176 pages Softcover $15.00 plus $5 shipping order
The Mockingbird's Song
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 49,790. Language: English. Published: December 28, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » General self-help, Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Mental health
"The mockingbird that sang at midnight was only one of a thousand steps on my road to restored health and joyful living. I firmly believe it was a gift from God just for me. It is a gift that i now pass on to you" -Curt Iles
Deep Roots
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 36,440. Language: English. Published: December 27, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Spiritual inspiration
Bursting forth from the Louisiana Piney Woods is Deep Roots, a collection of essays/short stories from author Curt Iles. In the warm and touching style loved by readers of his previous eight books, Curt weaves stories of the people, places, and history of rural Louisiana. So come into the woods with me for these stories. Stories of faith. Stories of the deep-rooted things that really matter.

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Smashwords book reviews by Curt Iles

  • BeanZ on Oct. 16, 2013

    "Beanz 1" is a hair raising tale about a girl and her dog. What I found most enjoyable was the use of diction in each character. Two thumbs up!