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.

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Moon Hunt

Whispering Dawn has come to Cahokia as the bride of the living god Morning Star. She brings with her dark secrets. Political intrigue. And deadly magic.

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Maze Master

New York Times bestselling author Kathleen Gear's new apocalyptic thriller Maze Master shows the world ending not in fire nor in ice but in science.

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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 began writing full-time in l986 and has over one hundred non-fiction publications in the fields of archaeology, history, writing, and buffalo conservation. She has authored or is in the process of publishing 10 novels under her own name, and co-authored 37 international bestsellers with her husband, W. Michael Gear. She has two books which will soon be released including MAZE MASTER along with MOON HUNT which she co-authored with W. Michael Gear. Their books have been translated into at least 29 languages. She and Michael live on a buffalo ranch in the Owl Creek Mountains Mountains of 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 RIVER, THIS SCORCHED EARTH, and OUTPOST. He also has 2 books with upcoming release dates, ABANDONED and MOON HUNT, which he co-authored with Kathleen O'Neal Gear will be available soon. Additionally, W. Michael Gear has sold the science fiction/new future thriller ALPHA ENIGMA and a sequel to DAW Books which will be coming out sometime in 2019. 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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Welcome Message from the Gears - Audio

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People of the Morning Star - Video

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New & Upcoming Book Releases

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MAZE MASTER, the new apocalyptic thriller by Kathleen O'Neal Gear is scheduled for release in July 2018. Learn more about MAZE MASTER or preorder online now.

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FLIGHT OF THE HAWK: THE RIVER

FLIGHT OF THE HAWK: THE RIVER, by W. Michael Gear, a western/historical novel set on the Upper Missouri River in 1812 was released in January 2018.

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OUTPOST

OUTPOST by W. Michael Gear, marks his return to science fiction and is the first book in the DONOVAN series published by DAW Books. Is is currently available in hardback and e-format.

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THIS SCORCHED EARTH

THIS SCORCHED EARTH by William Gear, is an epic Civil War/Historical novel. It was released in April 2018 by Forge Books and is currently available in hardback and e-format.

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The third book in the Morning Star series is currently available in hardback and e-format and will be released as a mass market paperback in August 2018. Learn more about MOON HUNT.

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MORE UPCOMING BOOK RELEASES

ABANDONED by W. Michael Gear is the second book in the DONOVAN series and will be published by DAW Books in hardback and e-format in November 2018.
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W. Michael Gear is working on a fiction/new future thriller ALPHA ENIGMA and a sequel to DAW Books which will be coming out sometime in 2019.

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