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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Kathleen O'Neal & W Michael Gear
Kathleen O'Neal & W Michael Gear

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 written over 60 books.

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.

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 47 international bestsellers. 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, two shetland sheep dogs, and a herd of bison in northern Wyoming.

About W. Michael Gear:

Michael has published or is in the process of publishing 20 novels under his own name and authored another 37 with Kathleen. He has 3 new books which have recently been released including FLIGHT OF THE HAWK: THE PLAINS, PARIAH, and STAR PATH. He also has 3 books with upcoming release dates, UNRECONCILED, ALPHA ENIGMA and PEOPLE OF THE CANYONS which he co-authored with Kathleen O'Neal Gear will be available soon. Additionally, W. Michael Gear is working on LIGHTNING SHELL, book five of the PEOPLE OF CAHOKIA series, IMPLACABLE ALPHA, book 2 in the ALPHA series, and Book 5 of the Donovan series. 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. 

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Cries from the Lost Island

Cries from the Lost Island by Kathleen O'Neal Gear brings an ancient Egyptian mystery to life and is now available for preorder.

Unreconciled

New York Times bestselling author W. Michael Gear's forth book in the thrilling Donovan series, a sci-fi action adventure available for preorder.

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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.

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 47 international bestsellers. 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, two shetland sheep dogs, and a herd of bison in northern Wyoming.

About W. Michael Gear:

Michael has published or is in the process of publishing 20 novels under his own name and authored another 37 with Kathleen. He has 3 new books which have recently been released including FLIGHT OF THE HAWK: THE PLAINS, PARIAH, and STAR PATH. He also has 3 books with upcoming release dates, UNRECONCILED, ALPHA ENIGMA and PEOPLE OF THE CANYONS which he co-authored with Kathleen O'Neal Gear will be available soon. Additionally, W. Michael Gear is working on LIGHTNING SHELL, book five of the PEOPLE OF CAHOKIA series, IMPLACABLE ALPHA, book 2 in the ALPHA series, and Book 5 of the Donovan series. 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. 

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

LISTEN NOW

Southeastern Literary Tourism Initiative

SELTI is an organization that promotes tourism through literature. Each feature offers readers short stories, poetry, and book excerpts about real places to visit. Every story has a companion travel guide with links for more information. SELTI is the nation's premier site for the hot new genre of tourism fiction.

Visit the real places in the Gears' novels

Welcome Message from the Gears - Audio

AudioListen Authors Kathleen O'Neal Gear & W. Michael Gear have a special welcome message to fans.

People of the Morning Star - Video

People of the Morning Star

New & Upcoming Book Releases

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PEOPLE OF THE CANYONS, a novel about the Fremont Cultures in Utah, Nevada, and Western Colorado is available for pre-order and will be released in hard back & e-formats in July 2020.

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CRIES FROM THE LOST ISLAND, a mystery thriller set against an archaeological dig in Egypt by Kathleen O'Neal Gear will be released in hardback & e-formats in March 2020.

Star Path

UNRECONCILED, the fourth novel in the thrilling Donovan sci-fi series set on a treacherous alien planet is available for pre-order and will be released in hard back & e-formats in May 2020. Learn more about UNRECONCILED.

Abandoned Book

PARIAH by W. Michael Gear, marks his return to science fiction and is the THIRD book in the DONOVAN series published by DAW Books. It is currently available in hardback and e-formats and will be released as a mass market paperback in March 2020

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THIS SCORCHED EARTH

THIS SCORCHED EARTH is an epic Civil War/Historical novel released in April 2018 by Forge Books is currently available in hardback & e-formats and was released as a mass market paperback in February 2019.

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MORE UPCOMING BOOK RELEASES

ICE LION by Kathleen O'Neal Gear will be released in 2021 and she is currently working on book 2 in the series ICE GIANTS.
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LIGHTNING SHELL book five of the PEOPLE OF CAHOKIA series & the final book in the "People" series will be coming in 2021
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ALPHA ENIGMA will be released in hardcover & e Format from DAW Books in November 2019. Its sequel IMPLACABLE ALPHA is currently in the works.
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W. Michael Gear is working on Book 5 in the Donovan series which is currently untitled.

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