Kathleen O'Neal Gear & W Michael Gear

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W. Michael Gear and Kathleen O’Neal Gear are best selling authors & award winning archaeologists who have written over 50 books.

FEBRUARY 2008 NEWSLETTER

Mountain and Plains Library Association Award

Wyoming authors W. Michael Gear and Kathleen O'Neal Gear have been selected to receive the 2008 Literary Contribution Award from the Mountain Plains Library Association. Beth Avery, the Chair of the Awards Committee, says "The award is given to an author whose published writings most successfully further an understanding and appreciation of the Mountain Plains region." The MPLA Award banquet will be held at the annual conference, Thursday evening, May 1, 2008, in Salt Lake City, Utah.

The Gears, who say they are "deeply honored" by the award, will give the keynote speech at the conference.

SEPTEMBER 2007 NEWSLETTER

Under a Green Sky

A new thriller by the Gears is in process.

When a luxury cruise ship is found floating in the Atlantic with 4,000 people dead, three Muslim fundamentalist groups immediately claim responsibility. Even worse, the vessel was carrying a world famous Christian preacher and 2,000 loyal supporters on their way to the Holy Land for a controversial "Crusade" to recover the Holy Land for Christians.

As tensions mount, it is up to Dr. Maureen Cole and Special Investigator Christopher Keef to uncover the truth.

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JULY 2007 NEWSLETTER

We've added a new excerpt, from People of the Weeping Eye and People of the Thunder. Release date for People of the Weeping Eye is currently April, 2008. There's no release date yet for People of the Thunder.

To Cast a Pearl is published in Germany, from Lübbe. Look for US publication from TOR in June of 2008.

Iron Butt Association Logo

Michael is pleased to announce that he is now (unofficially) an Iron Butt motorcyclist! On July 13-14, he rode his BMW from Denver to Thermopolis, almost circumnavigating Yellowstone in the process. He rode 1445 miles in 22 hours and 44 minutes, and has the gas receipts to prove it. He qualified for the SaddleSore rating, but is 65 miles short of the BunBurner Gold rating. Once the association certifies his records, his name will go up on the Iron Butt Association's web site.

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FEBRUARY 2007 NEWSLETTER

An update on People of the Weeping Eye. The book has been pulled from the catalog. Tor now says the book is too long. They want to split it into two parts — something like Morning River and Coyote Summer. The current thinking is People of the Weeping Eye Winter and People of the Weeping Eye Spring. The two hardbounds would be released a season apart, and the mass market paperbacks in subsequent months. There is no planned date for release.

The manuscript for To Cast a Pearl has been delivered to Lübbe, the German publisher, and other European publishers. Tor Forge also has the MS, but there's no announced US publication date yet.

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