Bear Kosik is a full-time writer working in almost all formats. His short plays, Déjà vu on the Obituary Page, Ghost Gig, and Hiding Bodies, offered in June and July 2016 at off-off-Broadway venues, marked his world production debut as a playwright and NYC debut as a director. In addition to the publications listed on the next page, he has ghosted three memoirs for clients and has had various essays and poetry published in various outlets.
Bear was born in Pittston, PA and raised in the Baltimore-Washington area. He has lived in the Albany, NY, area since 1995. Bear spent over 30 years working in higher education as a professor of political science and a student success specialist. He lived overseas in China, Hong Kong, Lebanon, and Saudi Arabia and has traveled extensively. His hobbies include gardening, cooking, travelling, reading books on natural science, religion, geography, and world history, and submission wrestling. He and his spouse enjoy taking care of their century-old house, three affectionate cats, and each other.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I have gotten into pencil coloring as a way to be creative but give my mind a rest. I always have enjoyed cooking, gardening, and exercising. Each one of those activities allows me to pause later on and savor what I have accomplished. And since I write full time at home, I can always find something to clean or a cat who needs attention.
When did you first start writing?
I started writing in seventh grade for English class. In eighth grade I was identified as verbally gifted and started taking college-level writing classes at Johns Hopkins.
After humankind found a way to the stars, a planet named Xavier was colonized. Two centuries later, things don't add up. Why are children the only new immigrants? Who are the Conspirators? Most importantly, is there another colony on Xavier? Journey as six companions cross Xavier to discover the answers to these mysteries only to become entangled in their colony’s struggle to survive.
Restoring the Republic provides a thorough enough understanding of politics for anyone to grasp the importance for all citizens to participate now and in the future in the political sphere. It recommends a new social contract that strengthens the ability of the citizens to conduct their own affairs while guaranteeing all residents equality under the law and in accessing opportunities.
In the 2600s, Ranulf's memories flood back to him, from when he moved to Alexandria with his mother, to forty-two when he must finally decide whether to leave the city and the empire he has led for twenty-two years. Ranulf remembers his education and training, relationships he developed and lost, and the machinations of the Librarians, the bureaucrats who run the Empire of Rome at Alexandria.