Thanks to BookBub for including Mike’s upcoming science fiction novel, OUTPOST, in its list of The Best Science Fiction Books of 2018! COMING February 20th! https://media.bookbub.com/blog/2018/01/02/preview-best-science-fiction-books-2018/
“Few authors have ever been able to lay claim to a genre. But Kathleen and Michael Gear have taken historical fiction and made it all their own, as clearly displayed in “Moon Hunt” (Forge, 416 pages, $26.99), the third in their Native American Morning Star series.
All the staples of the Gears’ brilliant, richly drawn tapestries are firmly on display here, once again… The Gears have reconstructed Moon Hunt’s ancient world with such vivid tones and expertly crafted detail that it magically comes to life in the tradition of James Michener. But they’re much better storytellers and the result is a tale certain to generate broad appeal, whether you’re a history buff or not.”
Providence Journal, December 19, 2017.
Thanks! It’s always a relief to get a great review!
Hope everyone is having warm and wonderful holidays!
Mike and Kathy
It’s a beautiful day here in Wyoming. We’ve had snow for the past two days, but it’s melting fast this morning. The wild turkeys are out flapping up to eat out of the bird feeders, and the buffalo are grazing the meadow in front of the house. High up on the mountain, a small herd of elk is bedded down in the snow en
enjoying the sunshine.
Our latest book in the Cahokia series just came out a few days ago! MOON HUNT. Hope you enjoy it!
Have a great day,
Mike and Kathy
We had such a great time at our book signing yesterday in Cody, Wyoming. Legends Bookstore did a fantastic job and we met so many wonderful people. If you need a signed copy for a holiday gift, Legends still has a few signed copies available. Please call Teresa: 307-586-2320, or email her at: email@example.com, and she’ll get an autographed copy in the mail to you ASAP.
Hope everyone is well out there. We’re having an unusually warm winter here.
Mike and Kathy
For those who’ve asked, MAZE MASTER, which is coming out next July, just became available for pre-order. I really loved writing this book. I hope you enjoy it, too!
I just shipped off the final revisions to my thriller, MAZE MASTER, which is coming out in July.
It’s been an interesting editorial process this year. There are a few pivotal editors–I mean truly great editors–in literary history: Maxwell Perkins, Gordon Lish, Judith Jones, among a handful of others. Remember the classic Tom Wolfe novel, LOOK HOMEWARD, ANGEL? Maxwell Perkins made Wolfe take out 90,000 words… That’s why we consider it a classic.
My editor at St. Martin’s Press, Peter Wolverton, falls into the Perkins group. It’s been a pleasure and a privilege to work with him on this book.
Our great publisher just put the eBook of PEOPLE OF THE MORNING STAR on sale for $2.99! But it’s for a limited time only!
We just returned from teaching the Ozark Creative Writers Conference in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. We had a wonderful time. The writers were smart and talented, and the country was just beautiful. It was especially good to be able to spend time with Ron Briggs and Justin and Hilary Bailey. Plus we got to walk the Pea Ridge Battlefield and go through the museum. It was fun to stand where the characters of Mike’s upcoming novel, THIS SCORCHED EARTH, stood. History came alive!
We are off today for the opening reception of the new Western Writers of America Hall of Fame. The HOF is at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West in Cody, Wyoming. We’re looking forward to seeing old friends, having a great burger at the Silver Dollar Saloon, and browsing the museum. Though we’ve been there many times, the collections are amazing. We particularly enjoy the Plains Indian Museum. Could spend a month there and never get tired of it.
Have a wonderful day!