Westerns by William

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2018 Best Western by Texas Authors

THE ARIZONAN is selected by Texas Authors as the BEST WESTERN for 2018. This is a great honor and very appreciated. 

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Westerman Tales Compiled into One Exciting Edition

Available DECEMBER 2018 all three Westerman novellas are included in one volume. An exciting way to read all the adventures of Chadbourne and Isaac. Order your volume for Christmas giving or New Year's enjoyment. Enjoy the journey.

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RED RIVER STATION is available NOW for eBook downloads and in paperback version. 

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AVAILABLE NOW! REPENTANCE in eBook format is ready to download at Amazon. This second novel in The Westerman Tales series takes Chad and Issac on an adventure you don't want to miss. Click here to order.

The final book of The Westerman Tales...BARBED WIRE. In this full-out adventure Chad and Isaac ride into a wire-war between large and small ranchers. Barbed wire decides land, grazing, and water rights. They can’t win and know the best they can do it try to contain a bad situation. 

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Available publications for your reading pleasure


AWARD WINNING western adventures trilogy of novels covering the adventures, activities, and loves of the Bierman family.
Zep and Allie, Byron and Braxton, and Guillo are waiting for you to share their lives and loves. 

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HUMPS and HOOVES is an adventure set in 1850s Texas sharing a tale of the U.S. Army Camel Corps. 

Set in the hill country of Texas, a camel herd was raised for carrying supplies and military equipment to the forts along the Texas frontier. 

Share this rollicking, fun, and adventure filled tale with Sargents Billy  and Sam. 

Check out the Westerman Tales trilogy sharing the adventures and escapades of Chadbourne Westerman and his partner Isaac Wisenheimer. 

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THE BIERMAN SAGA eBooks and Paperbacks


They bite, stomp, and spit. Yes, spit. They are foul smelling and will walk all over you given the opportunity. However, by the end of this novel, you will fall in love with them. What are they? Camels. Yes, camels. 

HUMPS and HOOVES, a rollicking adventure set in 1850s Texas. Camels imported from the Ottoman Empire are landed in Indianola and herded to Camp Verde. They become the core for the U.S. Army Camel Corps. 

Join Sgts. Billy and Sam in this enjoyable, fun-filled, adventure. 

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ho William A. Burgdorf is a writer and storyteller of historical fiction. He and his wife, Nancy, live in the piney woods portion of east Texas in Tyler.  With a doctorate in education, he melds his education with forty years of corporate training and human resource development expertise to write exciting, engaging, and adventure filled stories.  

His historical research is solid and blends thoroughly with engaging dialogue, dynamic character development, vivid locale descriptions, and distinctive points of view for your reading enjoyment.  

"As a writer, I am always excited to share my stories with you. So, be sure to order those novels that interest you. It's my pleasure to share them."

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"Burgdorf's descriptions are so realistic I felt saddle sore and tired after riding the desert with the boys from Company A. If I didn't know better, I would think Burgdorf was there with them. How else can it be so realistic? I'm looking forward to the third of the trilogy. Thanks, Bill, for your work."

Richard H.

"Saddle up and get ready to join the Bierman brothers for a wild round of adventures in the Arizona Territory in the 1880s. A well-researched historical novel, The Arizonan is a masterfully told tale, laced with riveting action, straight-shooting dialogue and compelling story lines. Author Burgdorf gives us bona fide Western characters, authentic details and stories with a cowboy punch. If you’re a fan of Western historical novels, The Arizonan is the real deal."

Lynn A. 

William Burgdorf has written a top-notch western and an even better mystery. His detective is haunted by the fact that he’s had to bury too many boys, and he fears that the vast and empty prairie provides the serial killer with too many places to hide and travel unseen.

How can one man ever track him down?

Burgdorf is a brilliant storyteller.

He can frighten you.

He can leave you feeling uneasy.

He can make you laugh.

He writes so vividly you can feel the heat of an unrelenting sun and taste the dust kicked up by thousands of cattle.

If you like mysteries, westerns, and rip-roaring tales of another and glorious era, you’ll forever remember the time you spent with Red River Station.

  Caleb Pirtle III

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Westerns by William

Tyler, TX 75709, US

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