ohn Duncklee is an award-winning author of sixteen books. His published work covers fiction, non-fiction, satire, short stories and poetry. Prior to his writing career, John was a university professor in both the United States and Mexico, a cattle rancher, Quarter Horse breeder, designer of mesquite wood furniture, and served his country in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. He lives in New Mexico with his wife, Penny, an illustrator and artist.
Awards and Recognition:
$5,000 Unrestricted fellowship for excellence in poetry:Arizona Commission on the Arts.
Author of the Year: Friends of Branigan Memorial Library. Las Cruces, NM
Member of the Authors Guild and Western Writers of America
Spur Award for best western poem 2008 Western Writers of America
Where to find John Duncklee online
The Adventures of Burton and Bernice
A fresh look at the human condition -through the eyes of two buzzards. This volume collects all four of master satirist John Duncklee's short stories about these very unique "love birds."
Tales from Clouds and Sea
In this follow-up to his acclaimed collection Tales from Corral Fences, award winning author John Duncklee weaves a rich tapestry of disparate, yet complementary, threads… short stories that draw from his experiences as a sailor, a cattleman, and a professor.
Fathers: 12 Tales of the American West
Editor Jeremy L. C. Jones has collected twelve western-themed stories about fatherhood, three tales each from four of the most highly regarded, award-winning authors working in the genre today: John Duncklee, Wayne D. Dundee, John D. Nesbitt, and Troy D. Smith.
Tales from Corral Fences
A collection of tales by award-winning author John Duncklee: "Countless yarns begin from storytellers sitting atop corral fences while waiting for whatever the sitters are waiting for. The stories that are born from these locations emanate from real experience, generally involving livestock and the men and women that husband them."
Song of Hoofbeats
Orphaned unexpectedly, fifteen-year-old Danny Kelly must grow from boy to man. With a match race to win and mules to care for, there's not much time to grieve. Then a job offer with a new venture called the Pony Express will change his life forever. He faces new dangers as he takes on new responsibility. Dan's life changes yet again when he meets a young woman who makes him feel tingly all over.
Along the Trail to Freedom
Escaping the Civil War and slavery, three young men go West in search of freedom. Arriving in Independence, Missouri, they meet a teamster who hires them for his wagon train to Santa Fe, New Mexico. The teamster admires and becomes friend with the three. In Santa Fe they decide to keep heading westward to Tucson. Once there, they go their separate ways but eventually experience warm reunions.
An Apache youth, stolen from his home after a massacre, is forced into slavery. The young man dreams of freedom and hungers for revenge. Join Kaetin on his journey through life as he seeks freedom and deals with the bitterness of revenge. Walk beside him as he meets the White Eyes, Geronimo, and Pancho Villa.
Will he accept the call to be an Apache warrior or does his life follow another trail?
Due to a bountiful spring, the carrion is slim pickings for the flock. Burton & Bernice with their sons, Manny and Maurice, head west to the pumpkin fields of California. Bernice discovers several things she didn't know about her sons' education, and the boys enjoy a cell phone and an infamous sheriff before they are all home once more.
Summer in Manhattan
Bernice finds a copy of the New York Times featuring news of the Waste Engineer Strike in Manhattan. She convinces not only Burton, but their entire flock to catch the Jet Stream to head east to feast on the streets full of garbage. What could possibly go wrong?
Crashing the Superbowl
In their endeavors to keep up with the human race, Burton and his beloved mate, Bernice, discover there will be a major event taking place they don't dare miss. Find out how exciting football can be when these two vocal, always hungry, Turkey Vultures crash the Superbowl. The second in the series by John Duncklee, Western satirist.
A Buzzard's View - The Adventures of Burton & Bernice
Have you ever wondered how other creatures on Earth view the human race? Two Turkey Vultures, Burton and his beloved mate, Bernice, now share their views on everything "human."
This intro to The Adventures of Burton & Bernice has the buzzards sharing child-rearing woes, memories of their first meeting, and a run-in with a drug cartel. The first in a series by Western satirist, John Duncklee.
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