Kathleen O'Neal Gear & W Michael Gear

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Kathleen O'Neal Gear & W. Michael Gear are New York Times Best Selling Authors with over 17 million copies of their books in print world-wide. Their books have been translated into at least twenty-nine languages.

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Since the publication of THE WARRIORS OF SPIDER in 1988, the Gears have been busy entertaining & educating the public with their award winning books. From their popular First North Americans novels to their spine tingling thrillers their books continue to keep readers eagerly awaiting each new release.

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W. Michael Gear and Kathleen O’Neal Gear are best selling authors & award winning archaeologists who have published over 90 novels.

Cries From The Lost Island

CRIES FROM THE LOST ISLAND by Kathleen O'Neal Gear is now available for purchase in hardbound & e-formats.


UNRECONCILED, W. Michael Gear's forth book in the Donovan series is now available in hardbound & e-formats.

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Kathleen O'Neal Gear & W. Michael Gear have over 17 million copies of their books in print world-wide which have been translated into at least twenty-nine languages.

The Gears are receiving the prestigious Frank Waters Award from the Pikes Peak Library Association on June 3rd this year. They have also been awarded the Western Writers of America 2021 Owen Wister Award for Lifetime Contributions to Western Literature and were inducted in the Western Writers Hall of Fame at the McCracken Library in the Buffalo Bill Center of the West. They are the first Wyoming authors and also the first coauthors to receive this honor.

About Kathleen O'Neal Gear:

Kathleen O'Neal Gear has over two hundred non-fiction publications in the fields of archaeology, history, and bison conservation, and has authored or co-authored 57 books. She has received numerous awards, both for her writing and for her work as an archaeologist. The United States Department of the Interior has twice awarded her a "Special Achievement Award" for outstanding management of America's cultural resources. In 2015, she was honored by the United States Congress with a "Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition."  Also in 2015, the State of California passed Joint Member Resolution #117 saying, "The contributions of Kathleen O'Neal Gear to the fields of history, archaeology, and writing have been invaluable." She lives with her husband, William Michael Gear in northern Wyoming.

About W. Michael Gear:

Michael has published or is in the process of publishing more than 20 novels under his own name and authored another 37 with Kathleen. Recently released books include DISSOLUTION, UNRECONCILEDFLIGHT OF THE HAWK: THE PLAINS, and STAR PATH along with PEOPLE OF THE CANYONS which he co-authored with Kathleen O'Neal Gear. He also has books with upcoming release dates including AFTER THE EAGLE HAS FALLEN, which will be available soon. His work runs the gamut from historical, to prehistorical, to science fiction, to modern thrillers. All of his work deals with some aspect of anthropological theory. His MORNING RIVER was submitted for the Pulitzer prize in fiction, and the National Book Award in 1998. In September 2021, Michael was inducted into the Colorado Authors' Hall of Fame in recognition of his lifetime achievement. 

Listen to an excerpt of the audio edition of THIS SCORCHED EARTH, the newly released book by W. Michael Gear.


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Welcome Message from the Gears - Audio

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People of the Morning Star - Video

People of the Morning Star

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