Faugh an beallach

One of the short stories in my new book is called Faugh an Beallach (in the Irish language it means ‘Clear the way’).  It takes place during the American Civil War in the 1860’s.  Here’s an excerpt: ‘… our refrains gave way to solemn silence.  The anticipation of conflict was overwhelming.  The sweltering heat alone had the potential … Continue reading Faugh an beallach

baby steps

Now that my book is done and out there … [It is available here: https://www.createspace.com/5686655 and here, by the way: http://www.amazon.com/Across-Pond-Back-Andrew-Burky/dp/1516965566/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1452951519&sr=1-2&keywords=across+the+pond+and+back ] … I get to dig in and market/promote the book any way I possibly can.  I mean, isn’t that how self-publishing works?  Needless to say, I find brainstorming a bit exciting. A little … Continue reading baby steps

I’m Back

Well, it has been a while since I posted or even visited wordpress.  How long has it been?  I had forgotten my password and had to create a new one.  That is how long it was but I digress. My first self-published book, The Auld Sod, has done well for the little I’ve done in … Continue reading I’m Back


It has been about two months since my first self-published book of poetry had came out! To my surprise, I have sold 14 copies and 9 yet remain! Interested? If you live outside the area I can mail it to you but if you live in the Canton, OH area I can deliver it to … Continue reading Impressive!