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Anytime something amazing happens for Stephen Burckhardt or Dianne Burkhardt, we will post it here. This includes book publications, new additions or formats become available, author events or interviews, awards, or possibly even when I teach my adorable, crazy dog, Shaggy, a new trick (if it is a slow news month). Keep coming back to stay informed of all the latest news for Burckhardt Books! 

Media Interview

Hot off the Presses!

Stephen Burckhardt is finally getting noticed!

Into the West: The Orphan Train and Into the West: A New Home - Special Edition have both made it onto the Best Seller lists on Amazon for free westerns and managed to hit the top 10 in a number of countries. More people are writing about Stephen and the Into the West Saga Serial books, and even a few   podcast interviews.


Below you will find links to the interviews and more. Please feel free to share the interview links and leave feedback.  

Current Events

Into the West Saga Serial promo ad for books 1-6 and coming soon book 7
all seven book cover images  for the Into the West Saga Serial
old ad for book 4 release Into the West: Most Wanted. Image shows covers & a sunset with silhouettes


Into the West: The Orphan Train

was a finalist in the

2019 TopShelf Indie Book Awards and is a 2020 TopShelf Indie Book Awards Nominee

I received word from TopShelf Magazine the first book I wrote, Into the West: The Orphan Train, was a finalist in the 2019 TopShelf Indie Book Awards. This is extra special to me as this is not only my first book but it is also the first contest I have ever entered my writing. To have my first book become a finalist in the first contest I entered is beyond thrilling!

The panel of judges was impressed enough with my work that they nominated it to compete again in this years awards as they felt it deserved another chance to take first place. 

Cover image of Into the West: The Orphan Train
TopShelf Finalist badge for 2019 Indie Book awards
TopShelf Nominee badge for 2020 Indie Book awards, black and  gold with lion's face

Interview Menu

Want to set up meeting to interview our authors?

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Dianne at


Dianne (Shari) Burckhardt, Author and Proud Host of a Malformed Brain

Wichita Life ICT 
Podcast #8

Interview 1.11.19

Phot: headshot of Ramona Portelli

Interview with American western author, Stephen Burckhardt

Ramona Portelli