Kathleen O’Neal Gear is a New York Times Bestseller. She has successfully written in the genres of history, historical fiction, Historical Mystery, Science Fiction, Thriller, and Women’s Fiction. She has over 60 books published with more than 17 million copies sold. Her work has been translated in at least 29 languages.
I have been honored to know this amazing woman. Kathy has influenced me both as a strong, intelligent woman and as an author. She is humble, kind, and giving.
J.K. Rowling receive a Bachelor’s degree in French and the classics before achieving a postgraduate certificate in modern languages. Then, she taught English in Portugal. In addition, she not only gave the 2008 commencement address but also received an honorary degree from Harvard University.
As a young woman, I wrote to Ms. Auel. Each time, she was gracious enough to respond. Not only did she feed my love of reading, research, and history but she encouraged my interests in archaeology, anthropology, and prehistory. Her debut novel, Clan of the Cave Bear, left a lasting imprint on my mind while her approach-ability taught me that success cannot happen without kindness.