The Territories Saga SerialsIntroducing a new serial book collection, The Territories Saga Serials. The concept is based on the old "cliffhanger" movie serial shorts they used to play before the main feature in theaters. Each book is written as an installment in the serial collection. The collection is divided into 5-6 novellas. When the saga is complete, a single volume containing all the serial's novellas plus bonus material will be published. Prices for the collection editions will vary depending on the number of novellas included in the volume and are set according to the publication platforms used.
INTO THE WEST: A NEW HOME
Part Two of Book One in The Territories Saga Serials CollectionThanks to their case worker, Mrs. Kelly, Elizabeth and Conner MacBride make it onto the orphan train heading into the west. Mrs. Kelly is reluctant to part with the children as she struggles with the agreement she was forced to make with Sister Mary Clare to keep the children on the train. If Mrs. Kelly keeps her promise she will keep her job but she may break the hearts of Elizabeth and Conner in the process. As the train heads into the Kansas territory to make one final stop, Mrs. Kelly must choose, place the children with strangers or return them to the Catholic Foundling Aid Society's home in New York City, something she does not want to do. Finding a new home in a small cowtown in the Wild West will be a new and frightening experience for Elizabeth and Conner but with the help of a few good people they might be able to make a new life for themselves. Will Mrs. Kelly have to sacrifice her job to do what she believes is best for the children or can she find a solution with which they can all live?
About the Author
Stephen Burckhardt was born in and raised in and around Wichita, Kansas. After spending a few years as a child living on a ranch near Benton, KS, Stephen developed a deep love for all things western. Being a proud member of the Cherokee nation only deepened his interest in history, animals, and native traditions. After earning a degree in journalism from Wichita State University, Stephen spent years writing for various publications and eventually worked as a ghostwriter. One of his early assignments was writing a western for Luis Antwoord titled Western: In the Company of Thieves. It was after this project, Stephen developed an insatiable desire to continue writing westerns under his own name. To reach a wider market, Stephen decided to write his books as serial novellas instead of full novels. Each saga is divided into 5-6 novellas. When the saga is complete, all novellas will be released in a single volume collection with bonus material. The prices for the collection volumes will vary depending on the number of novellas included. Stephen also holds a degree in forensic criminology and has studied business at Wichita State University. He was working on a third degree in nutrition when his life took a turn he never saw coming. In 2013, Stephen met and married the love of his life, P.R. Burckhardt, whom he truly considers to be his “better half.” The couple was married at The Old Cowtown Museum in Wichita, KS. They currently live with their rescue dog, Shaggy.