Kathleen O’Neal received her B.A. from California State University in Bakersfield, and her M.A. from California University in Chico. She conducted PhD studies at the University of California in LA and did post-graduate studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Israel. In the 80’s she worked for the US Department of Interior as the Wyoming State Historian, and later as the Archaeologist for Wyoming, Kansas, and Nebraska. She has twice been the recipient of the federal government’s “Special Achievement Award” for outstanding management of our nation’s cultural heritage. She has been writing full-time since 1986 and has over 100 non-fiction publications in the fields of archaeology and history, authored 9 novels, and coauthored with her husband 23 international bestsellers.