Bill Christy is a Korean War Army veteran, a retired certificated public accountant and a retired financial administrator in higher education. He is also a self-proclaimed history buff who is the author of two self-published family history books. The history books trace his mother’s lineage in a chronology of her Burke family heritage. After spending ten years in research and several trips to Ireland, the idea for writing Historic Fiction came about. His first published book is “Tommy de Burgh: A Soldier’s Legacy”. “The Dynasty of Laurence Burke: Legacy of an Irish Immigrant” is a Historic Fiction based on his great grandfather’s life. Bill makes his home in a small college town in central New Mexico.
“I departed the train at the end of the track in Salina, Kansas and with my knap sack and a suitcase started walking south toward the Santa Fe Trail. I was looking for unclaimed land suitable for farming. My savings were about gone and time was running out to find a suitable claim. I followed the Santa Fe Trail and joined a wagon train of merchants headed for Santa Fe."