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The Into the West Saga Serial   

 by Stephen Burckhardt

Introducing The Territories Saga Serials Collection. This collection of western cliffhanger serial novellas is perfect for busy people who want entertaining reads that fit into their busy schedules. The first series in this collection is The Into the West Saga Serial. Read more ...

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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.

Our general store is on hold

We have so much going on with the book series and working out details for the audio books, that we just decided to wait on trying to add merchanice to the line up. We have plans for t-shirt, mugs and more but for now, we are just going to focus on our books. Thanks for understanding. 

Into the West: The Orphan Train

Finalist: 2019 TopShelf Indie Book Awards

Nominated: 2020 TopShelf Indie Book Awards

Into the West: The Orphan Train

Made it onto Two Free Amazon Best Sellers Lists



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I received word the first book I ever wrote for myself is now a finalist in the 2019 TopShelf Indie Book Awards. This is extra special to me as this is the first contest into which I have ever entered my writing. To have my first book become a finalist in the first contest I entered, it is beyond thrilling! 

The good news just keeps going. The judges were so impressed with my book, they nominated it for the 2020 TopShelf Indie Book Awards because they thought it deserved a second chance to win first place. Maybe you should get your copy today and see what all the fuss is about. 

October 26th & 27th, I gave away the eBook version of Into the West: The Orphan Train free on Amazon.com. My book quickly made it onto the Best Sellers lists in not just one but in two categories. The book topped out at #41 in American Literature, #16 in Westerns, and all the way to #1,023 in all free eBooks in the Kindle Store. Considering how many eBooks are available everyday in the Kindle Store, that is an incredible achievement and I would never have been able to do it without the support of my followers! Thank you!

You can download this

award-winning book for just 99¢ on Amazon.com

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