Kathleen O'Neal Gear
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Kathleen O'Neal Gear

Kathleen O'Neal Gear's professional life began at the Museum of Cultural History in Los Angeles where she was cataloguing three-hundred-year-old Guatemalan saint statues as part of her Ph.D. coursework. In 1980, she moved to Wyoming to work for the U.S. Department of the Interior as a historian and archaeologist. DOI twice awarded her a "Special Achievement Award" for outstanding management of America's cultural heritage. Currently, she serves as the co-principal investigator for a private archaeological research firm. She's authored or co-authored over 47 novels and around 200 non-fiction articles. In 2015, the United States Congress honored her with a "Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition" for her work as an American archaeologist, and the California State Legislature passed Joint Member Resolution #117, saying, "The contributions of Kathleen Gear to the fields of history, archaeology, and writing have been invaluable."

She's married to W. Michael Gear, archaeologist and novelist, and they live in the Owl Creek Mountains of Wyoming, with two Shetland sheep dogs and a herd of buffalo.

Website: www.gear-gear.com Twitter: @Gearbooks

For those who might be interested, here's a video taken at the World Heritage site, Cahokia: http://gear-books.com/post/92531699064/the-gears-at-cahokia-mounds-world-heritage

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    • People of the Wolf

    • A Novel of North America's Forgotten Past
    • By: Michael W. Gear, Kathleen O'Neal Gear
    • Narrated by: Mark Boyett
    • Length: 19 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    • 5 out of 5 stars
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    • By Cathy Schoenberger on 07-19-18

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    • This Scorched Earth

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    • Narrated by: Alex Hyde-White
    • Length: 25 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    • Coming of the Storm

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    • Narrated by: Kevin Orton
    • Length: 13 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
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    • 4 out of 5 stars
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    • Maze Master

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    • Narrated by: Saskia Maarleveld
    • Length: 12 hrs and 8 mins
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    • By Patti Forker on 12-10-18

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    • Outpost

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    • Narrated by: Alyssa Bresnahan
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    • Unabridged
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    • Narrated by: Kevin Orton
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    • 4 out of 5 stars
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    • By Jennifer on 08-02-10

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    • People of the Raven

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    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner, W. Michael Gear
    • Length: 17 hrs and 48 mins
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    • 4 out of 5 stars
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    • By Ann on 02-12-10

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    • A Searing Wind

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    • Length: 18 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
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