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Kathleen O'Neal Gear

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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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Kathleen O'Neal Gear Danalli, most of our inspiration comes from the archaeology. We've had books like PEOPLE OF THE SEA that hit us in the middle of archaeological…moreDanalli, most of our inspiration comes from the archaeology. We've had books like PEOPLE OF THE SEA that hit us in the middle of archaeological conferences. Other books, like PEOPLE OF THE MOON just popped into our heads while we were walking around archaeological sites. When Glen Rabi, the forest service archaeologist pointed over the edge of the Chimney Rock great house and down the steep slope, he said, "That's where Jeancean found the charred corpses that burned in the great house fire." Well, you've just GOT to write a novel about that!

The same thing with PEOPLE OF THE OWL. We were sitting at the top of Mound A, when Mud Puppy appeared to say, "Write my story!"(less)
Kathleen O'Neal Gear Hi Sherry,

We're delighted that you are enjoying People of the Songtrail. Our next week, tentatively titled MORNING STAR: ROGUE GODS, is the sequel to…more
Hi Sherry,

We're delighted that you are enjoying People of the Songtrail. Our next week, tentatively titled MORNING STAR: ROGUE GODS, is the sequel to People of the Morning Star. It's about a Mayan Lord who journeys to Cahokia bringing a new religion that threatens to tear the Cahokian world apart. We hope you enjoy it, as well!(less)
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" 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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" Just wanted to say thanks, Carol. We really appreciate that you took the time to review PEOPLE OF THE LAKES.

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"I really enjoyed this book because I always wanted to learn more about the Mound Builders and other ancient Native American civilizations. These authors have written a whole series about ancient America, going all the way from the Ice Age to 1200..." Read more of this review »
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Just wanted to say thanks. We really appreciate that you took the time to review PEOPLE OF THE LAKES.

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"I've read The People of the Lakes twice, and it was just as wholesome and fulfilling this last time as it was the first. It is probably my favorite book in the series because it has everything you could want from a novel. The realistic characters..." Read more of this review »
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" Just wanted to say thanks, Emma. Really appreciate that you took the time to review PEOPLE OF THE LAKES.

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"I know the First North Americans books claim to be a series, but they're all standalone books placed in different time periods, with different tribes and obviously different characters. This was the first of the 4 or so that I've read, and hands d..." Read more of this review »
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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.”
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“What kind of incompetence is this, leaving dangerous fiends like us alone to commit mischief?”
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“The greatest advantage of all is that when people think you're a witch, you can eat an entire serving of squash all by yourself.”
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“Success is not granted to the talented, rather it is reserved for the doggedly tenacious.”
W. Michael Gear, People of the Morning Star

“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.”
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“I think; therefore I am.”
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“Today a reader, tomorrow a leader.”
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Raymond White Kathleen,

I've read several of your "People of" books as well as your "Anasazi Mysteries" and thoroughly enjoyed them all. It's been so long since I've read them that I'm going to have to re-read some of them so I can leave decent reviews. Keep up the good work.

I was a cultural anthropology major at Colorado State U back in the seventies and got onto your books after I'd read some Jean Auel. IMHO, yours are better.

My own books are apocalyptic/dystopian and thrillers but I love the sense of mystery yours ignite in my imagination.


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Katy Cook Quotes by Kathleen are "deep." I wish I'd written them.


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