Tag Archives: W. Michael Gear and Kathleen O’Neal Gear
THE OWEN WISTER AWARD! Who would’ve thought?
Tuesday, 26 January 2021 13:15
It’s been a surprising and wonderful day here in Wyoming. We were just notified that we will be receiving the Owen Wister Award, which is the highest honor a Western writer can receive, and we will be inducted into the Western Writers of America Hall of Fame this summer.
It’s a pleasure and a privilege to be able to tell stories about the frontier and the people who, for over 20,000 years, have lived and died facing its challenges. Thanks to all of you for caring about their stories. We can’t do what we love without readers.
Michael and Kathleen
Wednesday, 07 October 2020 11:35
Autumn has arrived here in Wyoming. The aspens and cottonwoods are turning red and gold, and we have big flocks of geese flying over, headed south. We’re looking forward to the return of the bald eagles that winter around our house.
We’ve received some great covers for our books coming out in the near future and wanted to share those with you.
Please stay safe and healthy.
Kathleen and Michael
GREAT REVIEW FOR… PEOPLE OF THE CANYONS!
Tuesday, 04 August 2020 19:30
Here’s a wonderful NEW REVIEW for PEOPLE OF THE CANYONS that came out in the PROVIDENCE JOURNAL, and we sincerely appreciate it!
Hope everyone is doing well out there. We’re having a delightful cool summer in Wyoming. It’s been raining almost every afternoon.
Stay happy and healthy.
Michael and Kathleen
Saturday, 26 January 2019 08:16
It’s a beautiful morning in northern Wyoming. Sunlight has just hit the rim of Red Canyon, turning the sandstone from deep red to bright red. The ledges are all frosted with snow, so the color contrast is stunning. We have a flock of pinyon jays sailing around the house, waiting for us to fill the bird feeders–which is our next task. Then we are off to work on PEOPLE OF THE CANYONS and UNRECONCILED (the 4th book in the Donovan series).
Hope you are all healthy and happy!
Mike and Kathy
SUN BORN just came out!
Wednesday, 19 October 2016 12:01
We are happy to announce that SUN BORN, the second book in the PEOPLE OF THE MORNING STAR trilogy, just hit the shelves. We really love the new cover concept that our great publisher has used for SUN BORN, and the paperback of recently released, PEOPLE OF THE SONGTRAIL. Both designs use real prehistoric artwork, which just delights us!
Winter is settling over Wyoming as we write. We rose to 36 degrees this morning, with a light dusting of snow on the ground. It’s always so beautiful to look out across the meadow and see the buffalo frosted white, their warm breaths rising like clouds into the air above them. Winter is a quiet, serene time in northern Wyoming. The songbirds are gone, leaving mostly hawks, chickadees, and dark-eyed juncos to fill the trees during the day. At night, owls call from the red cliffs, their voices mixing with those of coyotes and the occasional howl of wolves.
We hope you are all having a lingering and colorful autumn.