Saturday, September 22, 2018

William A Burgdorf, Ed D

William Burgdorff

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I am, Dr. William A. Burgdorf (Ed.D.), a retired HRD consultant and professional educator. I've spent over 30 years educating, developing talent, and progressing careers. Retired, my attention turns to those activities where I can share my experiences through my storytelling, writing, and tutoring.

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New Mexican, The

New Mexican, The

Fiction, Suspense, Westerns

Synopsis

Zepaniah Bierman, a mustanger turned hunter, lies on the top of the rocky sandy arroyo. Sweat trickles down his face and stains the shirt across his back as the sun beats daggers of heat on the Chihuahuan desert. Out there is a scout for three riders that torched his ranch in Mesilla. The only way out of this eternal furnace is back to New Mexico; Zep will track them there encountering Mexican cavalry, Apaches, outlaws, and a strong-willed young woman that wait for him. His trail carries him from Old Mexico to Santa Fe, surviving the Jornada del Muerto, and covering the length of 1858 New Mexico Territory discovering deception, heartbreak, ambush, friendship, love, and a resolution at the end of his odyssey that is terrifying.

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Arizonan, The

Arizonan, The

Fiction, Suspense, Westerns, 2018 Best Book Awards

Synopsis

“What’ll we do with this huckleberry?” asks the Cowboy whose Winchester presses again Byron’s belt buckle. “We take ‘em to the boss. He’ll figure out what to do with him,” answers the Segundo. The Bierman brothers deal with characters the likes of which only the West breeds and nurturers: the Earp brothers, Texas John Slaughter, Governor F.A. Tritle, Ike Clanton, Curly Bill Brocius, Al Sieber, and La Araña. “If there are those who can’t defend themselves and wind up vulnerable, then Arizona Territory ain’t the place for them to stay,” says Byron. “It is what it is.” Arizona Territory, 1880s, is enough to challenge anyone, but little do Byron and Braxton Bierman know that every turn on the trail brings them to defining moments. From Tombstone to Prescott, and Springerville to Phoenix, they face friends, foes, and nature. Braxton’s last line in the story is, “Brother, have I got a lot to tell you.” Reader, The Arizonan has a lot to tell you too.

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Company A

Company A

Fiction, Suspense, Westerns

Synopsis

Wait, patience, it can’t be long now. Take the bait dammit, Zep thinks. Three yellow chevrons on the sleeve of his gray shirt mark him as the leader of the Arizona Rangers crouching quietly concealed beside him. The next move belongs to the Apaches. “They’ve had us trying to keep a lid on the Apaches since the blue bellies left in ’61. This territory’s been left wide open to Mangas Coloradas and Cochise to raid at will, left dozens dead, and spreadin’ terror and fear.”…… The Civil War crashes into New Mexico Territory forcing Zep, Allie, Guillo, and Miguel to make drastic changes. The tumultuous times don’t end with the war but carry over into lives that will be forever altered. The Bierman Saga continues in Book 2 – COMPANY A.

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