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Anytime something amazing happens I will try to post it here. For me, that includes when books are coming out. There is major progress in getting things written or published, new additions or formats become available, or I taught my crazy dog, Shaggy, a new trick. Keep coming back to stay informed of all the latest news! 

2020

Feb.3

Nominated for the 2020 Inspire HER-Abilites Award 

This award is for women who have who despite her disabilities inspires by her positive contribution to the community, workplace, family, or just her own life. It is a sincere honor just to have my nomination accepted for this award!  

Jan.8

TopShelf Indie Book Award Nominee 

 

My first book, Into the West: The Orphan Train, was nominated for the 2020 TopShelf Indie Book Awards. From the letter I received, the judges from the 2019 awards felt m book was good enough to earn a second chance to be awarded first place so they nominated it for the 2020 awards. 

2019

Oct.27

Two Best Sellers Lists 

My book, Into the West: The Orphan Train, made it to #46 on the free book Best Sellers list in literature on Amazon and to number #16 in westerns. It was amazing to not only break the top 100 to make the best sellers lists but to get into the top 50 in literature and the top 20 in westerns was an amazing surprise.  

Oct.10

TopShelf Indie Book Award Finalist 

 

My first book, Into the West: The Orphan Train, became a finalist in the 2019 TopShelf Indie Book Awards.

Apr.13

Third Book is Published 

I self-published my third book, Into the West: Sharon Springs, as Stephen Burckhardt.

Feb.13

Best Sellers List 

My book, Into the West: A New Home - Special Edition, made it to #41 on the free book Best Sellers list in westerns on Amazon.

2018

Jan-Dec

Contributing Author In Western Anthologies

Most of this year was spent dealing with personal health issues and writing micro-short stories under my pen name, Stephen Burckhardt, for four western anthologies. The collections were published under Scott Harris & 51 Friends. I "Stephen Burckhardt" was one of the friends.

 

There were four books published in this collection. Scott gave us all the same writing prompt and all 52 authors would write our own take on the prompt. I earn no money from these books and participated in hopes of gaining more exposure for my Stephen Burckhardt books. I have not seen any indication that this exercise has been helpful to my writing career but at east it was fun.   

2017

Oct.27

Third Book is Published

I self-published my fourth book (the third in the Into the West Saga Serial), Into the West: Sharon Springs, writing under the pen name, Stephen Burckhardt. 

2016

Jun.06

Special Edition is Published 

I self-published my third book, Into the West: A New Home - Special Edition, writing under the pen name, Stephen Burckhardt. This volume contains both books one, Into the West: The Orphan train, and two, Into the West: A New Home, in a single volume. 

May 15

Second Book is Published 

I self-published my second book, Into the West: A New Homewriting under the pen name, Stephen Burckhardt.

Oct.08

I have my own domain!

I now have DianneBurckhardt.com, check me out!

Feb.14

Shaggy Arrives!!

 

Our rescue puppy, Shaggy, arrived today in Dusseldorf, Germany from Moscow, Russia. He is a Border Collie/Chinese Crested mix. He is so adorable. He's black and white with brown and red highlights. He looks like a shaggy Border Collie, hence the name. It took us eight months to finally get a rescue dog over here. The process was amazing. This little guy was well worth the wait!

2015

Nov.06

I am a published author

I self-published my first book, Into the West: The Orphan Trainwriting under the pen name, Stephen Burckhardt.

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