William J. Burghardt
William J. Burghardt is the author of two produced plays, "Just Before the Snow Melts" and "Shadow Stock". A former journalist and theater critic, his articles and reviews have appeared in several Chicago-area publications, including The Chicago Tribune, and he is a winner of the Peter Lisagor Award for Outstanding Journalism, an honor bestowed annually by Chicago Headline Club to candidates in the seven-county Chicago area. He is an actor and director, former radio host, and recently completed a 15-year career as a high school teacher, a second career he began at the age of 45. William's book “When Mongrel Dogs Teach” is a memorable glance into the mind of one man.