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 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. Recently released books include UNRECONCILEDFLIGHT OF THE HAWK: THE PLAINS, PARIAH, 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 ALPHA ENIGMA which 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 is now available for purchase in hardbound & e-formats.

Unreconciled

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.

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 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. Recently released books include UNRECONCILEDFLIGHT OF THE HAWK: THE PLAINS, PARIAH, 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 ALPHA ENIGMA which 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 now available in hardbound & e-formats.

The Alpha Enigma Book

THE ALPHA ENIGMA is a thrilling new science fiction mystery by W. Michael Gear scheduled for release in hardbound and e-formats on November 3, 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 is now available for in hardback & e-formats.

Star Path

UNRECONCILED, the fourth novel in the thrilling Donovan science fiction series has been released and is now available in hardbound & e-formats. Learn more and order this title online.

Abandoned Book

PARIAH by W. Michael Gear is the THIRD book in the DONOVAN series published by DAW Books. PARIAH is currently available in hardbound, paperback and e-formats.

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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 's 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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