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My professional life began in the dark basement of the Museum of Cultural History in Los Angeles, where I was cataloguing three-hundred-year-old Guatemalan saint carvings. I quit this fascinating job and moved to Wyoming to work for the U.S. Department of the Interior as a historian and archaeologist. When I finally understood the error of my ways I moved to Wyoming and started writing books. Since then, I've authored or co-authored 54 novels and around 200 non-fiction publications.

I love writing. And buffalo. And hiking the wilds of Wyoming's backcountry.

I'm married (until he comes to his senses) to W. Michael Gear, the novelist and my co-author, and we live at the edge of the Wind River Indian Reservation in the Owl Creek mountains of Wy
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Vikings-in-North-AmericaWe are so delighted with this cover for our upcoming non-fiction essay on Vikings in North America. You see, they did not set sail into the blue emptiness. They had legends of a fabulous alien land to the West, and they were determined to find it.

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February 2010, Kathleen O'Neal Gear
" Quick Start SS: How would you describe your life in only 8 words? KG: Archaeology, books, and bison. Exploration, romance, and adventure! SS: What is your motto or maxim? KG: Mike's motto: We may only have this one life: Live it well enough that ther..." ...More

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" My favorite John Wayne film is The Shootist. Wayne's ability, as he got older, to convey true tragedy just got better and better. Not only that, Miles ...more"
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“Life moved, as inconstant and fickle as Wind Baby, frolicking, sleeping, weeping, but never truly still. Never solid or finished. Always like water flowing from one place to the next. Seed and fruit. Rain and drought, everything traveled in a gigantic circle, an eternal process of becoming something new. But we rarely saw it. Humans tended to see only frozen moments, not the flow of things.”
Kathleen O'Neal Gear, Bone Walker

“The dead did not call to me from the underworlds, but spoke to me from the rustling pine needles. They did not gaze down upon me from the skyworlds, but smiled up at me from a bead of dew trembling precariously upon a blade of grass. They told me I have never been alone. Not for one instant. Every soul is a thread in the fabric of the world. All I must do to see my relatives is gaze into the shining water that sleeps,”
Kathleen O'Neal Gear, People of the Silence

“Power lived everywhere, beneath cactus thorns, secreted in sparkles of dew, and hidden in the flecks of moonlight that silvered the sage. By calling upon that Power, Singers could pull clouds together and awaken the soaring”
Kathleen O'Neal Gear, People of the Silence

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