Kathleen O’Neal Gear is an American author of historical fiction as well as a former state historian and archaeologist. Kathleen is best known for co-authoring the First North Americans series with husband W. Michael Gear, who she has co-authored many of her novels with.

Kathleen O’Neal Gear made her debut as a published author in 1990 when several of her novels were published, including Sand in the Wind, An Abyss of Light, Treasure of Light and the first two First North Americans novels. Below is a list of Kathleen O’Neal Gear’s books in order of when they were originally published (and in chronological order):

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Publication Order of First North Americans Books

(with W. Michael Gear)

People of the Wolf (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
People of the Fire (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
People of the Earth (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
People of the River (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
People of the Sea (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
People of the Lakes (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
People of the Lightning (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
People of the Silence (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
People of the Mist (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
People of the Masks (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
People of the Owl (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
People of the Raven (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
People of the Moon (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
People of the Nightland (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
People of the Weeping Eye (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
People of the Thunder (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
People of the Longhouse (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Dawn Country (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Broken Land (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
People of the Black Sun (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Copper Falcon (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
People of the Morning Star (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Dead Man's Doll (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
People of the Songtrail (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Sun Born (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Moon Hunt (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Star Path (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
People of the Canyons (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Lightning Shell (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Chronological Order of First North Americans Books

(with W. Michael Gear)

People of the Wolf(1990)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
People of the Nightland(2007)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
People of the Sea(1993)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
People of the Raven(2004)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
People of the Lightning(1995)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
People of the Fire(1990)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
People of the Earth(1992)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
People of the Owl(2003)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
People of the Lakes(1994)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
People of the River(1992)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
People of the Silence(1996)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
People of the Moon(2005)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
People of the Masks(1998)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
People of the Weeping Eye(2008)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
People of the Thunder(2009)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
People of the Mist(1997)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
People of the Longhouse(2010)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Dawn Country(2011)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Broken Land(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
People of the Black Sun(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
People of the Morning Star(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
People of the Songtrail(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Copper Falcon(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Dead Man's Doll(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Sun Born(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Moon Hunt(2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Star Path(2019)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
People of the Canyons(2020)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Lightning Shell(2022)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Powers Of Light Books

(as Kathleen M. O'Neal)

An Abyss of Light (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Treasure of Light (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Redemption of Light (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Anasazi Mysteries Books

(with W. Michael Gear)

The Visitant (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Summoning God (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Bone Walker (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
This series was re-issued in 2023 as a 6 book series breaking up the 3 books.

Publication Order of Genetic Thriller Books

(with W. Michael Gear)

Dark Inheritance (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Raising Abel (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Black Falcon Books

It Sleeps in Me (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
It Wakes in Me (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
It Dreams in Me (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Contact: The Battle For America Books

(with W. Michael Gear)

Coming of the Storm (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Fire the Sky (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
A Searing Wind (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Rewilding Reports Books

Publication Order of The Peacemaker's Tale Books

(with W. Michael Gear)

People of the Longhouse (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Dawn Country (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Broken Land (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Shadowed Forest (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Dusk Country (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Chronological Order of The Peacemaker's Tale Books

(with W. Michael Gear)

People of the Longhouse(2010)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
People of the Longhouse(2010)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Shadowed Forest(2024)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Dawn Country(2011)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Dawn Country(2011)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Dusk Country(2024)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Broken Land(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Broken Land(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Sand in the Wind (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
This Widowed Land (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Thin Moon and Cold Mist (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Children of the Dawnland (With: W. Michael Gear) (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Betrayal: The Lost Life of Jesus (With: W. Michael Gear) (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Maze Master (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Cries from the Lost Island (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Fracture Event (With: W. Michael Gear) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

Publication Order of Kathleen O’Neal Gear Non-Fiction Books

Vikings in North America: Pursuing the Myth of Paradise (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Anthologies

Rebel Hearts Anthology(2022)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Notes: The First North American, Anasazi Mysteries, Genetic Thriller and Contact series along with the standalone novels The Betrayal and Children of the Dawnland were co-authored by W. Michael Gear.

The Powers of Light series was written under her maiden name of Kathleen M. O’Neal.

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