Bear's most recent publications are his second novel, Crossing Xavier (under the pen name Hugh Dudley), released in September 2016 by bearly designed publications, and Three Families: A Novella and Two Plays. His first novel, The Secret History of Another Rome, was issued by Kellan Publishing in April 2015 and is now under the bearly designed imprint. His third novel, C Square (with Paul Barone), is a prequel to "Another Rome." It will be released by Double Dragon Press in November. He also has written Restoring the Republic: A New Social Contract for We the People; the book explores the state of democracy in the USA.
Bear’s 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. Another short play is being presented in Manhattan the week after Thanksgiving 2016. Bear has had various short fiction, poetry, guest blogs, and essays published in journals, websites, and anthologies. He also has ghosted three memoirs/biographies.
Bear Kosik was born in Pittston, PA and raised in the Baltimore-Washington area. He has lived in the Albany, NY, area since 1995. He worked for over 30 years in higher education as a professor of political science and a student success specialist. He has lived overseas in China, Hong Kong, Lebanon, and Saudi Arabia and has traveled extensively. Bear’s hobbies include gardening, cooking, reading books (on natural science, religion, geography, and world history), and submission wrestling. He and his spouse enjoy taking care of our century-old house, our three cats, and each other.
Name: Bear Kosik
Lives in: East Greenbush, New York
Company: bearly designed
Occupation: Author, Playwright and Screenwriter
Unique traits: polymath, read several languages, lived overseas
Case Western Reserve University (Cleveland, OH)
Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, MD)