William Burgdorf: Courage and honor in the American West
March 15, 2017
I have a true love for an adventuresome spirit that would choose to tackle whatever a harsh and unforgiving landscape would throw at it.
An interesting question. Why Westerns?
In an era where romance, mysteries, and sci-fi seem to capture readers attention, why would I write about western adventures?
It appears that I never left the ’50s and ’60s where there was always a new western movie and television programs blossomed with cowboys.
But, more than that, I have a true love for an adventuresome spirit that would choose to tackle whatever a harsh and unforgiving landscape would throw at it. Meaning, those persons of normal characteristics who chose to tackle something bigger and more menacing than they, engages me. Given that westerns typically happen in the confines of the history of our country takes me over the top.
How can you not find a story about one person tackling the unknown with faith in themselves to overcome a hostile situation exciting? The determination, or grit if you will, that drives someone on, even against impossible odds, make for a great read.
So, I confess. I love to write about the history of this country. I love the time period spanning the settlement of the American west. I love characters that boldly step forward overcoming their own fears. I love actions that protect, defend, and overcome evil.
Courage, honor, integrity, strength, grit, and overcoming failure are all themes that capture my attention. So, that is what I write about.
I hope you purchase a copy of the Bierman Saga — The New Mexican, Company A, The Arizonan, and The Texan.
Enjoy the journey.
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