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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Star Path

The fourth novel in the Cahokian story cycle, Star Path is an evocative tale about America’s greatest pre-Columbian city now available for preorder.

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Pariah

New York Times bestselling author W. Michael Gear's third 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 RIVER, THIS SCORCHED EARTH, and ABANDONED. He also has 3 books with upcoming release dates, PARIAH,  FLIGHT OF THE HAWK: THE PLAINS and STAR PATH, 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 and will be delivering the 4th book in the Donovan series to the publisher in April 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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New & Upcoming Book Releases

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PARIAH, The third book in the thrilling Donovan series by W. Michael Gear is available for pre-order and will be released in hard back & e-formats in May 2019. Learn more about PARIAH.

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FLIGHT OF THE HAWK: THE PLAINS

FLIGHT OF THE HAWK: THE PLAINS, the 2nd book in the FOTH series by W. Michael Gear will be released July 2019.

Star Path

The fourth novel in the Cahokian story cycle, STAR PATH is available for pre-order and will be released in hard back & e-formats in May 2019. Learn more about STAR PATH.

Abandoned Book

ABANDONED by W. Michael Gear, marks his return to science fiction and is the second 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 is an epic Civil War/Historical novel released in April 2018 by Forge Books and is currently available in hardback & e-format.

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MORE UPCOMING BOOK RELEASES

FLIGHT OF THE HAWK: THE PLAINS by W. Michael Gear will be released in July 2019..
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The 4th book book in the DONOVAN series will be delivered to the publisher in April 2019.
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W. Michael Gear is also working on a fiction/near future thriller ALPHA ENIGMA which will be coming out sometime in 2019.

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