About F.T. Burke
Author F.T. Burke is a lifelong resident of the state of Michigan, with his wife, Lorie.
He enjoyed a prior career in the high-tech sector, serving as a systems engineer and project manager.
Mr. Burke's debut novel, The Bohemian Adventure, is a journey of self enlightenment for the main character, while traveling among the deadhead followers of the psychedelic rock group, the Grateful Dead.
Mr. Burke's next novel is the ultimate hippy trail journey in Wanderer, a book inspired by true adventures that are fictionalized by Mr. Burke. The lead character, Woodstock, travels the famous trail in 1970-71.
Two more books are in development, to be published in 2019.
The Ultimate Hippy Trail Journey
During the crazy latter days of the Vietnam War, many young travelers wandered about doing drugs, having sex, sleeping out, and back-packing through Europe, North Africa and Asia. As a young man coming of age, just out of college, with no clear future and unable to pay rent, the bushy-redhaired Woodstock joins these revelers to wander the world, searching for his soul.
Upon beating the Draft, he crosses the Atlantic to the Old World in October 1970 without any particular itinerary, no set time to come "home" and not much money. He finds God everywhere no matter how hard he tries to hide and look away. During his year-long journey, his spontaneous, free-wheeling adventures of raucous, hilarious incidents all weigh heavy against the need to come home and grow up. Come along for this unforgettable adventure of a lifetime.
Are you living the life you're truly meant to live?
The Bohemian Adventure
The desire to fully answer this simple question drives Ted Senario to blaze a trail to a new beginning. Ted escapes to the shores of Lake Minnawanna nestled in the Michigan wilderness to live in solitude and reflection. He plans to experience his self-made re-birthing process alone in the bosom of nature. But Mother Nature has other plans. A tsunami of counter culture exuberance from a traveling caravan following The Grateful Dead engulfs his tent.
The magnetic and mysterious Cricket—a charismatic feminine pied-piper befriends Ted and pulls him into her world. Offbeat, humorous, engaging, electric Cricket names Ted 'The Bohemian,' and inspires him to follow an unplanned adventure that frees his consciousness and leads him in a new life direction.