ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Weston Ochse is a former intelligence officer and special operations soldier who has engaged enemy combatants, terrorists, border crossers, narco-bad guys, and human smuggling punks. His personal war stories include performing humanitarian operations over Bangladesh, being deployed to Afghanistan, and a near miss being cannibalized in Papua New Guinea. His work has been praised by USA Today, The Atlantic, The New York Post, The Financial Times of London, Publishers Weekly, Peter Straub, Joe Lansdale, Jonathan Maberry, Kevin J. Anderson, Tim Lebbon and Christopher Golden. His work has also won the Bram Stoker Award, been nominated for the Pushcart Prize, and won multiple New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards. A writer of more than 26 books in multiple genres, his military supernatural series SEAL Team 666 has been optioned to be a movie starring Dwayne Johnson. His military sci fi series, which starts with Grunt Life, has been praised for its PTSD-positive depiction of soldiers at peace and at war. Weston likes to be called a chaotic good paladin and challenges anyone to disagree. After all, no one can really stand a goody two-shoes lawful good character.They can be so annoying. It's so much more fun to be chaotic, even when you're striving to save the world. You can argue with him about this and other things online at Living Dangerously or on Facebook at Badasswriter.

Sunday, November 22, 2015


I'm extremely delighted to share the good news. Reign of Evil won the New Mexico - Arizona Book Award for Best Adventure - Drama Novel. The award ceremony was held in Albuquerque, New Mexico last night. I would have attended, but we had Great Dane rescuing to do, which is immensely more important. Still, that does not overshadow the people who helped work on the book, from my editors Brendan Deneen and Peter Joseph, as well as Mr. Thomas Dunne for publishing the book, my agent who represented the book, Robert Fleck, and everyone in between. Thanks also to the readers and judges at the New Mexico - Arizona Book Awards.


Last Year When Age of Blood Won
Amazingly, all three SEAL Team 666 books won this award in consecutive years. It just goes to show the popularity of the books. From a writer's perspective, the very last thing we think of when we're slogging through the book, second guessing ourselves, fighting with pacing and grammar and character arcs is an award. So the utter surprise I have for the book (s) winning awards continues to amaze me.

Here's a link to the full list of winners. 63 awards were given out in 56 categories. For more information on the awards, here's a link to the non-profit who runs them. 

Monday, November 16, 2015

Winter Fishing in the White Mountains

Winter creek fishing is hard.

Yes, again I'm trying to get some trout fishing in during the Arizona winter. Last year it was the Lower Salt river and I think the water was too low. It was also colder than warlock blood, so my bet was the fish were huddled up somewhere.

About two weeks later I went nymph fishing on the Lower Provo in Utah's Wasatch Mountains. Cold. Cold. Cold. And like the trip to the Lower Salt, I was stumped. No fish at all. Not even a bite.

So either one of four things is happening.

There are no fish there,

They just aren't biting.

I 'm using the wrong lure.

I suck as a fisherman.

Well, I know that the last one is wrong. I've caught some amazing fish in my day. But you can't help but wonder.

In April last year I went back to the Lower Provo. It's a river much like the ones I grew up trout fishing in the Smokey Mountains- Tellico and Citico Creeks. This time I brought a couple of spinning lures and my spinning rod. Now the Lower Provo is a blue ribbon river, so if I didn't catch anything then, I might as well hang it up. Lucky for me, it was a grand day. I caught ten brown trout, one as large as my forearm. I have pictures of them here if you want to see some fish porn. And it was all on a specific lure-- one that mimics baby browns

Fast forward to this week. We're up in Greer and I'm fishing the Lower Colorado. The water levels are low. It's pretty damn cold. I wonder how much over-fishing has occurred over the last year. A lot of the river is hard to get to as it coils through private lands. Two days and no fish.

Did I even see fish?

Sure. On the South Fork of the Little Colorado I saw some real small browns. Fingerlings. A couple followed  my lure. I saw the belly of something larger roll lazily as my spinning lure flashed past it. But nothing really. I switched between silver and bold spinning lures as well. Nothing for the silver. Only nibbles on the gold.

Then at Sheep's Head Crossing I saw some little Apache Trout. Seriously. They couldn't have been bigger than my middle finger. Still, they wanted my lure. The only problem was that their poor little mouths weren't big enough. Which is good, because I wouldn't have wanted to harm them.

But I also have to remember that fishing isn't always about catching fish. It's about being alone with oneself. Being part of nature. And I have to tell you, it's absolutely gorgeous up here. I wrote an essay when I was deployed to Afghanistan called I Used to Be a Fisherman.

I guess I'd quite for a time.

Now I am a fisherman once more.

And it's just damned cold.

I'm going to try the Black River and Silver Creek in the Spring. It should be better then. And who knows, I might even catch something.

Until then, I'm going to keep trying to crack this winter fishing problem. Any advice and recommendation would be helpful. I did note that I was the only one fishing. Didn't see a single other person with their line in the water.

The last picture is a curious thing. I found half a dozen bird carcasses, a rabbit carcass, and a  squirrel carcass in a small area next to the water. My guess is it was a hawk's abattoir-- where it took it's kill to feed. Not sure what kind of bird this was. Thinking it might have been a pheasant or a peacock. 

Friday, November 13, 2015

Your Social Media Score Will Get You Published

Are you serious?

I thought I was done with high school, but it seems that now if I want to get published, I have to be one of the handsome cool kids. The problem is that I'm not really one of the handsome cool kids. I'm just this dude who sometimes talks too fast and stutters and sometimes is a klutz and trips and most of the time goes web surfing for food and wine porn. Nothing too cool about that...except to me.

So what do I do then if I want to get traditionally published?

Truth of the matter, everyone stands a chance to be a cool kid online. Social networking is the great equalizer and has leveled the stage for old Dungeons and Dragon nerds like me. We use Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Blogger, Linked-in, Pinterest, Reddit, Youtube, etc. And publishers have found ways to determine what your sale-ability is.

Rob Eager shares in Stop Grading an Author's Social Media Prescence in a Guardian article:

I’ve actually sat in several meetings with literary agents, acquisitions editors and marketing directors who asked misguided questions, such as:

• Is this author on Facebook and Twitter?
• How many followers do they have?
• How often does the author post and do they get many shares and retweets?
There are a couple of tools they use to determine what a potential or current author's social impact is.

KLOUT is a big one. Do you know what your Klout Score is? Do you even have one? One guy claims that he wasn't hired because his Klout score was too low. Mine averages at about 70 (rated from 1 to 100). Conversely, wanna-be-bad-boy Canadian boy-man singer Justin Beiber's is 94. So what does Klout do?

“In this work, we present the Klout Score, an influence scoring system that assigns scores to 750 million users across 9 different social networks on a daily basis. We propose a hierarchical framework for generating an influence score for each user, by incorporating information for the user from multiple networks and communities. Over 3600 features that capture signals of influential interactions are aggregated across multiple dimensions for each user. The features are scalably generated by processing over 45 billion interactions from social networks every day, as well as by incorporating factors that indicate real world influence.” Social Media Today

The same article I referenced above also claims that clerks at resort hotels in Vegas look up customer's Klout scores as they check in to determine which ones should receive special perks like room upgrades because they know that the customers will broadcast their happiness across their social networks.

Whoops. Looks like I slipped almost 7 points in the last 90 days. Funny how that coincides with working on a contracted novel. Now I guess I'm not going to get any special attention at a Vegas resort. So sad.

Do you know that major publishing houses
have social network auditors?

As it turns out, major publishing houses have social media auditors. When Thomas Dunne Books (St. Martins Press) published my SEAL Team 666 book, I was audited by a nice fella who pointed out how awful my website and my blogger were and what I needed to do to fix the errors. Now, I was actually happy to get this. I mean, what the hell do I know about marketing and capturing audiences? I'm just a writer. If you're reading this and the page is stripped of everything and is all white, you can see that I have no idea how to do these things. I was asked several times to make sure I did what the auditor had asked me to do. And I did. But what would have happened, I wonder, if I'd ignored their audit?

One way you can measure your own impact is through Twitter Analytics. Twitter has a feature where you can check your engagement and reach. You can track your audience by their job, their interests, even their buying styles. It will even tell you what the best time of the day is to tweet.
There's also Google Analytics to consider. It tells you how many times the webpages you mange have been viewed, what the bounce rate is (where they only look at one page and then leave without going to another page on your site), and how long on average they spend on your site. My average, for instance, for this blog for the last thirty days is a session time of 1:51 seconds with 91% bounce. That last number is a good and bad thing. It shows while people were interested enough to come read something, they didn't want to stay and peruse the site.

Let's not forget Google Trends. You can plug anything in there to see how often it's been searched, such as your name and your book titles.

So there are ways you can judge yourself and determine

But not everyone is happy with this. Rob Eager has a valid point that takes me back to the cool kids in high school cliques:

Making acquisitions and marketing decisions based in large part on an author’s social media popularity is like assigning grades to students based on their accent or physical attractiveness: it’s subjective and largely unrelated to the actual skillset needed to succeed. (Stop Grading an Author's Social Media Prescence)

Regardless whether it's right or wrong or efficient, it's clear that publishing houses are trying to use social media analytics and auditors to help them sell more books. If and when they choose to value grade individual authors, it's sort of up to you to determine how willing you are to improve your individual impact in the social media universe. Your Klout score might mean the difference between them publishing you, or that other author they have who has a similar book.

Thursday, November 5, 2015

My Agent is Going to Make Me Millions And Other Hilarious Myths

It's true!

I have an agent so all the hard work is done. All I need to do is write and the world is my oyster.

If only that were true. The problem with agents is what also makes them terrific-- they are not all alike. Additionally, each one has his or her own contacts. What you get in an agent is experience, contacts, and drive-- or what I call pugnaciousness. What you don't get is an automatic win.

Let me tell you a story.

Once upon a time a close friend of mine was seeking an agent for his first book. He went to a conference and pitched the book to several agents. One agent in particular was very excited about the book. This agent was so excited that he actively sought out my friend and was eager to represent it.. The agent was from a known New York-based agency and had plenty of contacts. Why not go with this agent? thought my friend. So a year ago, he went with this agent, the book was sent out, then nothing.

Tick. Tock. Tick. Tock.

My friend contacted the agent who was still excited about the book. No! The book is great. Don't change a thing. It's the best!

But a year had passed. In the meantime, my agent got me jobs. Other agents sold other books. And life went on for the most of the rest of the agented-masses, but my friend was stuck in the waiting zone and might always be because of mistakes that were made in choosing the agent.

The End.
Boy, that story sucked. Right?

So what happened?

Let's go back to the beginning and investigate. The agent in question was an agent who represented client authors who wrote mysteries and thrillers. My friend wrote a science fiction novel. Had the agent ever sold a sci fi novel before? Had the agent any sci fi editorial contacts? The answer was a flat no. My friend went with the editor because the editor was excited about his book and that's the only reason. And oh yeah... an agent... that.

But not all agents are created equally.

Allow me to share my agent journey.

I've had four agents, meaning I am now on my fourth. 

My first agent said, Hey, I'm an agent and I said Cool, will you represent me and she said, Sure I will and we were excited. The problem was that she was an agent just like there are a whole bunch of editors out there. You can't just say you're an agent just like you can't just say you're an editor. First agent had no contacts and no experience, but she did have pugnaciousness. I stayed with her for a few years and got zero out of it.

My second agent worked for a well-known Sci Fi Agency with a well-known clientele. She was and is a cool cat who had all three things necessary for an agent. She had experience, drive and pugnaciousness. I might have stayed with her had it not been for one bad experience. During a BEA one year she had me meet the head of the agency. We all went into a lounge to talk about how to make Weston blow up HUGE and sat around a table. Then for the next 20 minutes, my agent and I sat uncomfortably while the head of the agency read a newspaper. At the end of the 20 minutes, he got up and left. It wasn't long after that I left the agency as well. I know when I'm not welcome.

My third agent also had the three necessary elements and we worked happily together for years. The only reason I left was because I wanted to go to a larger agency.

Now my fourth agent already has interest from several NY editors for my projects, we have several pitches out there, and she got me a Media Tie In novel for Person of Interest (Angry Robot/CBS) all within three months of signing with her. She has all three qualities in spades, especially the pugnaciousness.

What you get in an agent is experience, contacts, and drive-- or what I call pugnaciousness. What you don't get is an automatic career.

Not everyone needs an agent. I know loads of authors who don't have one. Some are already successful and can represent themselves. Others are satisfied with small and medium presses and self publishing. All that is cool. But if you want an agent, there are a few things you should do.

1. Research. If you don't already have one pining to represent you, conduct your own agent research. This should be done especially if you're going to a convention which has pitch sessions. Only pitch to those agents who you think can best represent you. Don't take the first one who likes you. That's like marrying your first date. Sure it works for some, but can you remember who your first date was and can you imagine being married to them? Try the following FREE places to research:

2. More Research. Research the agent\agency. Before submitting or signing with an agency, see if they are a good fit for you. The best way is to pay a few bucks and join Publishers Marketplace. There you can not only review a lot of good agency information fire-walled from the general public, but you can also see what the prospective agent has sold. There's a sales history you can research. I mean, come on. You research what car to buy so why not research what agent could make you the most famous?  

3. Even More Research. Research what manuscripts are wanted. An absolutely phenomenal sight is Manuscript Wish List.  If this site had been around when I first started writing, I think I might have achieved success much quicker. 

4. Know how to pitch your work. Now, this is a blog unto itself. In fact, I've given classes on this. But do these four things when pitching. 
  • Pitch yourself first. Give your elevator pitch about who you are. What's an elevator pitch? Here's a good industry definition about construction and here are some examples.
  • Compare it to works the agent can easily recognize. Make sure those works are highly successful. If there is no comparison this is good too because it means its high concept so say so. This helps them to immediately categorize and monetize what it is you're trying to get them to sell.
(Title of my book) is like Princess Bride meets Lord of the Flies.
(Title of my book) is like Dune meets The Stand.
  • Give a logline- a one sentence line that grabs the agent and provides context.
Example 1: Three film students go missing after traveling into the woods of Maryland to make a documentary about the local legend of a witch, leaving only their footage behind. (The Blair Witch Project)
Example 2: Luke Skywalker, a spirited farm boy, joins rebel forces to save Princess Leia from the evil Darth Vader, and the galaxy from the Empire’s planet-destroying Death Star. (Star Wars...duh)
Example 3: Ben Mason is convinced not to kill himself by a shadowy organization and to instead weaponize his PTSD to better enable him to save the planet from alien invasion. (My novel Grunt Life)
  • Now pitch the novel. Begin with an elevator pitch that's concise, well-rehearsed, and informative. Plan to make this about 300 words and practice it until its perfect. Once this is done, you should have piqued the agent to ask questions. Be prepared for these by practicing your pitch on several people. Odds are, they'll ask the same questions as the agent.

Final Word. SFWA has a great information page about agents, including the dos and don'ts. Please go there and read it.

Second Final Word. Know this last thing-- agents should never charge you money for doing anything. They only make money when you make money.

Really, this is my final word. And oh yeah? About my friend? He's relooking things and deciding what to do. I know we all wish him glorious luck.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Zombies, Grunts, and Cormac McCarthy

What do these three things have in common? Well, if you read Blood Meridian you'd know. I was recently interviewed about my writing and asked about influential authors. Here's what I said about Cormac McCarthy:

Cormac McCarthy. Besides the fact that I’m envious because he can get away without any of the usual punctuation, there is no one out there writing with such power about the relationship and constant battle man (humankind) has against nature, be it the nature of self, the physical nature of the universe, or the nature of an idea. He is a master of it. Perhaps my favorite part of any text in any book, other than the section below (from The Sound of Summer Running by Ray Bradbury), is from the last thousand words of the second book of his Plains series called The Crossing. The pang and loss the main character feels as well as his inability to do anything about it is so stark and powerful, the passage left me breathless.

 But not everyone is ready for McCarthy. The move The Counselor directed by Ridley Scott and starring Cameron Diaz and Michael Fastbender wasn’t a hit. I personally think that the movie is magnificent. It’s pure McCarthy. But what viewers want is a happy ending. They want to see a happy character arc. But as I mentioned, McCarthy is the master of man versus nature and in the movie man comes up against the intractability of nature. Realize, with nature, you can’t argue with it, you can’t fight against it, it’s there. In this case, nature is like a zombie.

 One last thought on McCarthy. I'd never read any of his work prior to 2000. The reason I picked him up was because the New York Times came up with a list of the top fifty books of the last fifty years of the twentieth century. Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy was number one. Based on that, I had to read it. Talk about a powerful book about man versus nature… Blood Meridian will scour your heart and make you weep

 The rest of the interview can be read here.

Scaring the daylights out of Amy B. Smith
Salton Sea Zombies. A review just in of my 2010 Zombie novel EMPIRE OF SALT from Abaddon's Tomes of the Dead series. Hachi Snax gives it a 9 out of 10. I suppose of you're jonesing for something new in zombies this would be it. The review manages to be very comprehensive without ruining any major plot or character arcs. Good job.

"So, what was Ochse's take on the shambler trope? And how did it fare? Empire of Salt is, quite simply put, an excellent zombie yarn. It combines a fresh take on the often stale undead formula, mixes in a good amount of shoot-em-up action, and incorporates a solid young adult underpinning that is enjoyable, not annoying or cloying. This is no mean feat."

The review can be read in it's entirety here

Something Grunty This Way Comes. Another review of Grunt Life. What can I say? It's become everyone's favorite military sci fi novel. A lot of the thanks goes to the solid editing staff at Solaris Books. While I can write, they can edit and made some recommendations that seriously helped the book along.

Man, this book amped me up! It shakes up the genre and gives it a much-needed shot in the arm...GRUNT LIFE is a huge win for me, and I highly recommend it. Author Weston Ochse is ex-military, and his extensive knowledge of the armed forces shines through in this novel, resulting in a high energy, high entertainment read. I can’t wait to see where book two takes the story. GRUNT LIFE is available now in a variety of formats, so give it a look.

For the full review click here.
You see? 

And you didn't think I could put zombies, grunts and McCarthy together.

Do me a favor... at the very least, go out and buy a copy of Blood Meridian. Sure, I'd like for you to buy my books too, but I'd also like you to share in my admiration for a master- Cormac McCarthy.

“War was always here. Before man was, war waited for him. The ultimate trade awaiting its ultimate practitioner.”- Cormac McCarthy, Blood Meridian, or the Evening Redness in the West

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Morpheus Tales Gets Me to Say I'm Afraid of Butterflies and Other Stuff

Graffiti from Bisbee, Arizona
Yeah, I know.

What a pansy.

Afraid of butterflies.

Which is what made my mother's idea a few years ago to make the day after Christmas a tradition to
go to the Tucson Butterfly House where you can stand inside and let hundreds of various species from around the world land on you a terrifying proposition. Now picture me standing in the middle of said house, butterflies all over me, sweat beading on my brow, my fists clenched, totally unable to move. Yeah, I tried to tough it out. Didn't work. Thankfully, that was a short-lived Christmas tradition. But nice try, mom.

So why am I afraid of butterflies?

Notice whenever a butterfly lands on your finger that they grab it much like you'd grab a chicken wing. They wrap their feet around you, not for balance, but because they're mouths are located in their feet. These cute, slowly flapping, colorful butterflies are tasting you, sucking on you, wishing they could eat you, at the same time you are oohing and aahing. Yeah. Let's see you do that if they were ten times the size.

Yes, the image I have is of you running.

Also in the interview are some great questions that have never been asked before. So if you want to know about me, my writing process, and the Grunt Life military sci fi series, then this cool free supplement is for you.  For the interview go HERE!!

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

84 Million Reasons Why Not To Sell Your Soul for Exposure

I recently read Wil Wheaton's blog called 'You Can't Pay Your Rent with the "unique exposure our platform and reach our site provides" and was exceptionally pleased with his response. It takes a certain amount of balls-chutzpah-audacity-guts for someone to turn down HuffingtonPost.com. I just googled 'audience reach of Huffington post' and clicked Huff's own braggadocios post which says that in 2014 they had 84 million hits. So let's take them at their word for the purposes of this blog.

84 million hits.

How many of you would sell your soul to get 84 million readers to read your work?

So when Huff Post kindly asked WW if they could reblog his blog Seven Things I Did to Reboot My Life he was obviously intrigued.  (BTW, it's a really good blog. Make sure you read it after you finish mine.)

Then Wil asked what the pay was, you know remuneration, ducats, mullah, coin, dollas, recompense-- you know, what the hell will you pay me for my blood, sweat and words-- the response was “unfortunately, we’re unable to financially compensate our bloggers at this time. Most bloggers find value in the unique platform and reach our site provides, but we completely understand if that makes blogging with us impossible.”

Sigh. If I had a dollar for every time someone asked me to give them words for free I could at the very least buy a good used car with pinstripes and probably a sunroof.

BTW, I'm a WW fan. The above photo was taken when I was deployed to Afghanistan in 2013. My wife (Yvonne Navarro) and I normally attend Phoenix Comiccon, but because I didn't attend because I was knee deep in the Hindu Cush (boy that sounds dirty), my wife didn't attend either. She'd previously established having me as 'Weston on a Stick' when military duties pulled me away from conventions, etc, so the super cool people at Comiccon put both she and I on a stick and had various celebs photo with them, including WW, as you can see above.
Now back to the blog...

Why people give their work away is beyond me?


Bullshit.  I'm dropping the bullshit flag right here! You are offsides! Get back in line and look at those books, magazines, electronic fropperies you gave your work away to. What's the distribution? 84 million? What? Can't hear you? 84? Maybe? What? Oh, your mother read it? Gimme a break.

WWWWD=What Would Wil Wheaton Do

WW told the kind hard-working paid editor at Huff Post, no thanks.

Okay, I see you're defensive. You're saying to the screen BUT THAT WAS WIL WHEATON.

I get that. Fair point.

I recently was paid to give a presentation to a local Sisters in Crime chapter. (I only mention I was paid because I want you to see the trend.) In it, I talked about my strategy to be a professional from the earliest of my writing days. You see, professionals get paid. Whether you're a plumber, a doctor, a priest or a hooker, if you're a professional, you get paid for it. Sure you can give your services away for free, but why do it? Of more than a hundred published short stories less than a handful were given away and those were to charity markets and less than another handful were less than pro rates. I only did the latter because friends asked me and I acquiesced. Not every time, mind you, but when I could. My very first story was a pro-rate story. Sure, it took a long time, but instead of selling my soul and giving away mediocre work, I was forced by my desire to be a professional and be published by professional markets to produce professional-grade work.

Bottom line, I don't give my blood, sweat and words away and I'm no Wil Wheaton. Now for the 84 million dollar question. If Huff Post asked me to reblog one of my posts for only a wink and a nod, I'd be hard-pressed to say no. I might eventually capitulate and sell my soul. I haven't been fortunate enough to have to make that decision yet. 

But that's not the point.

The point is that my first response would have been - Pay Me! And when they came back and said no, I would have been pissed. 

Sure, I might have paced the room and spat about like a glaring of wet cats. 

Sure, I might have shook my fist at the fickle internet gods and goddesses and then shouted in my best English accent which actually sounds Pakistani - CRY HAVOC! UNLEASH THE GODS OF WAR!

But then I'm not sure what I would do.

84 Million is a fucking lot!

1 Million is a fucking lot!

All I can say is that I'd first think WWWWD and then try and do it.

Because god forbid, I sell my soul for exposure. 

It's just not the thing cool professionals do.

And this is what Merle Dixon (aka Michael Rooker) thinks about people who give their blood, seat and words away.

As The Thing was oft to say, NUFF SAID!

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Poisoned Pen Book Signing for Grunt Traitor

The Poisoned Pen Bookstore will host Weston Ochse for a signing, reading, and conversation on Sunday, December 6th at 2 PM. Weston is a military veteran with 30 years experience and will be signing copies of Grunt Life, Grunt Traitor, SEAL Team 666, Age of Blood, Reign of Evil and FUBAR. This will also mark the first signing and appearance of his book, Red Palm, which is set in the shared-world Apocalypse Weird Universe. For those who would like to attend or order a signed copy in advance, please contact The Poisoned Pen at 4014 N Goldwater Blvd #101, Scottsdale, AZ 85251 or 480-947-2974.

The Poisoned Pen Bookstore, founded in 1989 by Barbara G. Peters, is an independent bookstore specializing in fiction. Discover with us current and classic works of mystery, thrillers, historical and literary fiction, and literature of the American Southwest, much of it offered in Autographed First Editions and imports. Our Book Clubs bring exciting new work right to your door. Located in Old Town Scottsdale’s Art District, The Pen is celebrated for its schedule of author and literary events and its global outreach through webcasts and worldwide shipping. 

If you haven't been to Old Town Scottsdale, this is a great opportunity to go. Lots of good restaurants. I especially like the Cornish Pasty Company which is right next to the bookstore. Check out their menu. If you know me, you know I love the Lamb and Salmon pasties!

Hope to see you there!

Thursday, October 22, 2015

My Unlikely Potomac Convalescence


I've been feeling a bit down lately.

I'm pretty swamped with my day job. In fact, I'm writing this from a hotel in Washington D.C. I've

had meetings all day, you know, the kind where you walk around in a suit and tie with various badges and clearances to get into this building or that building. Sometimes I don't even know where I'm going. The kind of meetings where you're looking for someone and end up lost in the basement of a building, only to enter into the set of what looks like Star Trek, but is actually Cybercom... and I wasn't even looking for it.

I've also been pretty swamped writing. I'm going 90 miles an hour with Grunt Hero. I've knocked out about 40k words so far with another 50k or 60k to go by Jan 1. I have an X-Files short story due Nov 1. I also have a video game script due Nov 2 that I've already been paid for = extra stress. Any day now I'm going to start writing a Person of Interest  (CBS\Bad Robot) novel too. Plus, I have two other stories, one which I am contracted for due Jan 1 and the other one I've been invited to be a part of anthology due Dec 1 (OMG I really want to be in this anthology because this editor hasn't invited me to anything ever).

So, you see, I'm busy.

Plus, I'm wounded. Brought low by my own hubris. I ran the Bisbee 1000 last Saturday. I was all fine after the race, but I think somewhere between the 1000 concrete stairs and the 4.5 miles, I strained my knee. As far as I can tell, I
have Runner's Knee  (Insert Big Frown Here).

Normally, when I want to get away from how swamped I am, I go out running. Here in Old Town Alexandria, I love running the cobblestone streets to the river and then along the river. It's so picturesque and peaceful. So imagine my frustration yesterday, when I dressed in running gear, put on my special extra thick soled Altra running shoes, turned on my wireless earplugs and synced them with my phone, then turned my running playlist on my phone and then secured it in my flipbelt around my waist, put on my running hat, donned my sunglasses, synced my GPS watch with the satellite and heart rate monitor, then went outside, took two running steps, then stopped, because I couldn't take another step without fear of something breaking... and of course there was the pain. It wasn't debilitating, but I knew if I took more steps, it would become so.

So I walked.

And I grumbled.

And I walked.

And I grumbled.

Eventually I found wine and was better for a time.

Because of yesterday's No Exercising, when I got back to the hotel after the day's meetings, I was determined to do something exercisy. I went across the street to the CVS and bought a knee brace. My knee was already starting to hurt a little from the day's walking-- strange that it isn't swelling, but it is hurting. Still, the moment I put on the knee brace, it felt good. Real good. I tried a few running steps, and they weren't as bad as yesterday, but I could feel that secret little twinge of pain.

So what's a guy to do?

Did you know that in addition to my hotel providing me a guppy to love every night that it also has a stable of bikes? 

So what did this guy do?

I checked out a bike

And from the minute I got on that sweet wonderful clunky rattling blue and white contraption, I had a smile on my face that couldn't be wiped away. 

The wind couldn't do it.

The gnats couldn't do it. 
This was my route.

The grumpy old man with resting bastard face sitting on the park bench growling at me couldn't do it.

The chain coming off the bike couldn't do it, nor could the grease I got on my hands and my flipbelt.

Certainly the girl in the bikini couldn't do it.

I mean I was smiling like a complete idiot. 

People might have seen me and ran the other way.

I ended up doing about 12 kilometers. I drove the the Wilson Bridge, then around the buttresses, then all the way along the Potomac through Alexandria to Dangerfield Island and then back to my hotel. There was a spot by the river where the air was so aromatic, so perfumed with honeysuckle, you wanted to hyperventilate, filling your entire system with a natural healing restorative. I wished I had a Go Pro with Smell-O-Vision just so you could feel a scintilla of the happy effervescence radiating, 

Yes, it was a healing ride. 

I'm still grinning.

Because I feel better.

I'd been feeling a bit down lately.

But not anymore.

Thanks Potomac.

Thanks Kimpton.

This is a short video to show you how cool it was.
And I'm not really sideways at the end.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Reign of Evil Finalist for New Mexico - Arizona Book Awards

I'm once again honored to have a SEAL Team 666 novel nominated for the New Mexico - Arizona Book Awards. SEAL Team 666 was a finalist and won the award in 2013. Age of Blood was a finalist and won the award in 2014. Now with Reign of Evil poised to win the award again, the books are poised to do a clean sweep.

I am so happy that the awards presenters and judges love these books. I know a lot of you love them as well, so it's nice to see your love getting the credit it deserves.

The only difference between this year and years past is that the book is in a different category. While in 2013 and 2014 it was in the Sci Fi Fantasy Category, this year it is in the Adventure Drama Category. Let's hope that the judges in this new category love the SEALs as much as the previous judges.

Here's the full category finalists. Best of luck to everyone involved. Writing and being published is such hard work. Everyone deserves to win.

Standing proud at the ceremony in Albuquerque
Fiction – adventure or drama

The Big Wheel
Jones, Scott Archer
Southern Yellow Pine Publishing

The Height of Secrecy
Mitchell, J.M.
Prairie Plum Press

Reign of Evil
Ochse, Weston
St Martin’s Press

Sparky and the King
Baldwin, Dan
Four Knights Press

What the Owl Saw
McFarland, Gerald
Sunstone Press

Zorn and Grayall Find Murder By The Way
Chanda, Val

Wasteland Press

For the full list of finalist books and all categories, 
go to the NM - AZ Book Award Page

Yvonne and I will be attending the awards in Albuquerque this year.

And thank you to Thomas Dunne of Thomas Dunne Books for publishing the SEAL Team 666 Series!!! 

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Major Announcement - Weston Ochse to Pen Person of Interest Novel

Hey Grunts!

I've just been contracted to write a Person of Interest novel. This is going to be my first media tie in. I'm really thrilled that, not only am I breaking new ground, but that it's such an awesome show. The book will be published by Titan.

For those of you not familiar with the show. It's produced by Kilter Films, Bad Robot, and Warner Brothers and appears on CBS. Person of Interest is about to go into its fifth season and is doing remarkably well.  Here's the low down skinny:

Person of Interest is an American science fiction crime drama television series created by Jonathan Nolan that premiered on September 22, 2011, on CBS. It is executive produced by Nolan, alongside J. J. Abrams, Bryan Burk, and Greg Plageman. It stars Jim Caviezel as John Reese, a former CIA agent who is presumed dead. He is approached by a mysterious billionaire named Harold Finch (Michael Emerson), who is trying to prevent violent crimes before they happen by using an advanced surveillance system dubbed "The Machine", which turns out to have evolved into a sentient AI. Their unique brand of vigilante justice attracts the attention of two NYPD officers, Joss Carter (Taraji P. Henson) and Lionel Fusco (Kevin Chapman), whom Reese uses to his advantage as he investigates persons of interest. [Wikipedia]

So far there isn't a title for the novel, but it is due to hit bookstore shelves in June of 2016. I'll share more information as I know it.

Let me ask you. What's your favorite episode and why?

I'm leaning towards Root (Season Two).

Grunt Traitor Book Signing and Chat - Mostly Books

Hey you Grunts!

My first local signing and chat for Grunt Traitor is right around the corner (Saturday, Sep 19 from 3:30 - 4:30). It will be hosted by the fine people at Mostly Books on East Speedway Blvd. The way they set it up is that we chat and maybe read and definitely Q & A in the back of the store first, then sign books. I know some places just have me sign books, but this is a little different, so try and be there on time.

Really hope to see you there. This is the Tucson Weekly Article about it. 

If you want to make sure Mostly Books has one of my other books, call ahead and contact them at: 520-571-0110

What are people saying about it?

"Grunt Life was a major achievement in military SF! A real page-turner! This new chapter in the series is even better!" David Gerrold, Hugo and Nebular Award winner of The Martian Child

"Weston Ochse writes hard-nosed fiction with more grit and imagination than most authors could ever hope to muster. When he turns his skills to tales of the military, the words sing with the truth of personal experience." Christopher Golden, #1 New York Times bestselling author of SNOWBLIND

"Weston Ochse is the new voice of action science fiction." Jonathan Maberry, New York Times bestselling author of CODE ZERO and FALL OF NIGHT

"Ochse writes with assurance and confidence, and that shines through in this superb military SF novel. Brutal, bloody, and brilliant." Tim Lebbon, award-winning author of Coldbrook

"Add Grunt Life to your list of must-have books.  This is action adventure at its best." New York Times bestselling author, William C. Dietz

Mostly Books is in Monterey Village, 6208 E Speedway Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85712 (Click to go to the map)

Monday, August 3, 2015

Planet Jacked - A Grunt Traitor Essay

I was asked to write an essay about Planet Jacking-- think Car Jacking on a global scale. It's not nice. It's not safe. And it's certainly not peaceful. When it happens, it's as violent and unexpected as a car jacking, only it happens to everyone at once.

That's what I've done with Grunt Life and Grunt Traitor.

Here's an excerpt of the essay.

I’d never really encountered the idea about terraforming until I read David Gerrold’s A Matter for Men, and boy did that scare me more than any horror novel I’d ever read. It’s one thing to have space duels with enemy ships or visitations from aliens seeking to see what we’re up to, but it’s another thing altogether when you begin showing aliens who’ve decided that they want your planet and have begun changing the entire ecosystem right out from under you. I mean, what do you do? What technology do we have to stop them?

If you want to read the rest, you can find the essay here.

Oh, and if you have the time, check out Grunt Life and Grunt Traitor. You won't be disappointed.

Friday, July 31, 2015

Alien Invasion Stories from Armada to Grunt Traitor

The Book Plank asked me to write an essay for promotion of my newest novel GRUNT TRAITOR. They told me I could write about anything. I decided since I've been working on the Grunt Trilogy for awhile that I'd write about alien invasions, especially on the heels of reading Ernest Cline's brilliant Armada.

Here's how it begins:

There’s something at once terrifying and romantic about an invasion. One wrong move could mean the destruction of everything you know and love, but in the heat of battle, there are crystalline moments in which true humanity shines. Like many military authors, I often look to history for guidance on how to write the future. I’ve always looked at the Battle of Rorke’s Drift as the perfect sort of battle to represent an alien invasion. One hundred and fifty British soldiers in a remote outpost are beset by four thousand Zulu warriors. The odds seemed impossible, yet in the end the British won the day.

The early Michael Cain movie Zulu retells this story and stands as one of my favorite military movies of all time. There are moments in the film that resonate. In the face of overwhelming attack, the sergeant major lowly commanding his men to take it easy. Right when everything seems lost, several men channeling the ridiculous still complain about having to fight and would rather go on profile. The stoicism of Michael Cain’s character in the face of implacable odds.

There’s so much about this movie and story. But overall what it tells me is that an alien invasion story isn’t about the aliens. It’s about how people react to the aliens.

If you want to read the rest, you can find the essay here.

Oh, and if you have the time, check out Grunt Life and Grunt Traitor. You won't be disappointed.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Zombies in Science Fiction - Grunt Traitor Exclusive

I was asked to write a guest blog for  Rising Shadow Dot Net. I decided it was high time to write about zombies in science fiction. After all, most of our zombies are science fiction, right? So how do you make a different zombie if so many have been done before?

Well, I did it in Grunt Traitor.

Here's a sneak peek before you go to the main article.

It all started when I read an article online in early 2013 about zombie ants. Have you heard of them? Since then, National Geographic even had a picture of one in a recent issue. The actual name for the fungus that infects the ants is Ophiocordyceps Unilateralis. It’s an entomopathogen, or insect-pathogenising fungus and totally freaking scary. Once infected, the ant leaves its normal environment, goes to the forest floor where it’s warm and humid and better for the fungus to grow, attaches itself to a leaf, then stays there for 4 – 10 days sprouting fruiting bodies the whole time until it dies and spreads its spores to infect more ants. 

Now, what if the aliens were able to take this fungus, change its cocktail of behavior-controlling chemicals to target humans, then weaponize it? How cool and devastating would that be, especially if you are a soldier who is trying to save humanity, all the while alien-zombified humans are trying to stop you?
 Does it make me a bad man to say I delighted in doing this to my fellow humans?


Oh, and if you have the time, check out Grunt Life and Grunt Traitor. You won't be disappointed.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Grunt Traitor Came Out Screaming - The Problem With Second Acts

GRUNT TRAITOR was born yesterday shortly after midnight. Weighing 7.8 ounces and running 432 pages, this brand new baby book came out screaming. Screaming because it was happy to be alive, but also screaming because it knew at once it needed to live up to it's older brother GRUNT LIFE and it was afraid it wouldn't be able.

This is my 26th literary child and I love this one as much as I loved the first. It's funny, though. I always feel my greatest achievement is writing the book. The publishing of it always seems so anticlimactic. But then someone comes along and comments on my baby and it makes me realize that it's no longer just my creation. It's been let loose in the world and now belongs to everyone. 

Grunt Traitor has a tough road to walk. It's the second book in a series. It's a sequel to a fan favorite - Grunt Life. While people might want to buy Grunt Traitor, they're hesitant. I get that. I feel the same way too and sometimes it seems too much effort to go back and read the first book. I mean, what if I buy it and don't like it?

For the author, a second book represents tremendous danger. The strength of sales of this second book are going to dictate what the publisher's plans are for the series and the author. Stale sales of a second book can easily cause a series to be cancelled, or no further contracts offered. 

So it's really up to the author to write a hell of a second book. In fact, the author really needs to have a plan. Let me explain, but first read Deborah J. Ross, who explains the middle book syndrome excellently.  

"Middle books present particular challenges that reflect whether they are truly the second of three parts or whether they are “the continuing adventures” of a successful-but-complete first book. A trilogy is like a three-act structure, only on steroids. The whole work gets fractal, if I’m using that term correctly. Overall, you have three books, but each book has a three-act or four-act architecture within it. And each scene has its own buildup and partial resolution of tension, etc."

 Not only must an author successfully create a three act arc over the space of three books, but the author must create one which continually captivates the readers. This overarching arc represents the cohesive tension the author creates to link each book. It's not just enough to have the second book be the continuing adventures of. Somehow the second book has to have an intrinsic value. It has to answer unanswered questions posed in the first book, but leave enough unanswered to allow for opportunities in the third book. Doing this without making the second book feel incomplete is tremendously difficult.

Thankfully, I knew this going into it. I'd done my homework. I knew that there were some great authors out there who'd had problems with second novels.

Working on the sequel to Shipbreaker, Paolo Bacigalupi said, “It felt like I was writing a sequel for a sequel’s sake, rather than because there was a story that felt immediate and necessary and that required the canvas of a multi-book series.”

So I had to have a plan. And I had one. You see, I'd failed in this before so I'd began formulating the plot for the second book even before I finished the first book. I think this was hugely important. Writing a sequel for a stand alone novel is too hard, because if the author is doing his or her job well, then all loose ends have been tied up. My job when writing the first book was to determine what loose ends to tie and which ones to leave alone. Too much and the reader feels cheated.

By planning the second book as I was writing the first, I gave myself an incredible head start. I was able to hit the literary landscape running, continuing the overarching three act arch of the trilogy, while also concentrating on the three act structure belonging to the second book. This is a mistake I made in my SEAL Team 666 trilogy from Thomas Dunne Books. Each of the three excellent books was a complete stand alone novel. I didn't have any overarching problem or situation. Think X-Files and Cancer Man. Even though Mulder and Scully would wrap up an investigation each episode,  there was always a bigger problem to solve-- a greater mystery.

In Grunt Life I established that there was an alien invasion. Not a big spoiler, but the aliens did invade and they kicked humanity's ass. In Grunt Traitor they are still kicking our ass. The thing is, though, we don't know who they are or why they've come. Not once was there a broadcast from the alien commander telling us why. It was as if we were ants and an intergalactic foot stomped on us-- which is how I think an alien invasion would take place, if we ever have one (fingers crossed it doesn't happen because I have plans).
Was I successful? I suppose you'll be the judge. Sales will be the footnote for my success or failure. I've had a tremendous outpouring of well wishes and people who said they bought copies. But will this be enough? 

Gosh, I hope so, because in this case I did everything right. Now it's up to the bookstores and salesmen and fans to hand sell my books by word of mouth.

The thing is, I'm read to write the third book -- Grunt Hero. Grunt Traitor wrapped up well, but there are still some unanswered questions. I'm hoping that the audience will hang around long enough to find it out, because I'm doing something that has never been done before and I want to hear the collective jaw-drops when everyone finally finds out.

To get your own copy of Grunt Traitor go to this link and choose your bookseller.


"Grunt Life was a major achievement in military SF! A real page-turner! This new chapter in the series is even better!" David Gerrold, Hugo and Nebular Award winner of The Martian Child

"Weston Ochse writes hard-nosed fiction with more grit and imagination than most authors could ever hope to muster. When he turns his skills to tales of the military, the words sing with the truth of personal experience." Christopher Golden, #1 New York Times bestselling author of SNOWBLIND

"Weston Ochse is the new voice of action science fiction." Jonathan Maberry, New York Times bestselling author of CODE ZERO and FALL OF NIGHT

"Ochse writes with assurance and confidence, and that shines through in this superb military SF novel. Brutal, bloody, and brilliant." Tim Lebbon, award-winning author of Coldbrook

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Grunt Traitor Available for Kindle and Paperback Pre-order

Grunt Traitor has been available for paperback pre-order for some time now, whether it be through your favorite indie bookstore, Barnes and Nobles, or Amazon. As of today you can now pre-order it on Kindle. So if you're like me and want the book delivered without having to go look for it when its released, here's the link you can use.

Link to Pre-order Kindle - US

Link to Pre-order Kindle - UK


Saturday, July 18, 2015

CONTEST RESULTS: Last Meal Before the Comet Hits

So I had a pop-up contest and asked:

POP-UP CONTEST: A comet is going to hit the earth and you have time for one last meal? What is it? I'll pick three winners tomorrow. Winners get either a signed copy of Grunt Life, Grunt Traitor or FUBAR! GO!

I found the culinary decision making very exciting and interesting from a sociological perspective. Seeing everyone's favorite meals let me know a little bit more about everyone. I noticed that beef won out, especially steak. I love a good steak. Medium rare definitely. In fact, I've always wanted to have a real Delmonico steak. I've been to several restaurants who claim to, but when I ask, it's never the real thing. I'd like to have one before a comet hits for sure.

Still, there are so many choices.

I put a round up of everyone's choices below. You should really go through them. Some are quite inspired, while others are nicely quaint.

If you want, hit Control-F and input what your favorite food it and see if it's here.

Or you can skip to the bottom to see the winners.

Samaire Provost Full blown Thanksgiving Day Roasted Turkey Dinner, with all the trimmings, just like mom used to make, then afterward, hot toddies 'till I can't walk upright, then I'll be ready to be smushed by the comet kiki emoticon
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Catherine Higgins vodka, vodka and more vodka.

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Tom Deady Cinnabons

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Yvonne Navarro I'm with Ben Snider. I want a buffet of international EVERYTHING before the comet smushes me!

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Cory Herndon Whatever they're serving on the Moon station, and I want to eat it there. Loophole!

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Jonathan Lambert Quality soft pretzels, until I just can't eat any more.

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Laura J. Hickman a New Orleans meal of gumbo, etouffee, red beans and rice, a dish from Commander's Palace called Singing Shrimp (pasta, shrimp, garlic, and more butter and cream) blackend catfish, and finally bread pudding.

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Thomas Arensberg mushroom burger with orange cream soda

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Eva Eldridge Sashimi, green mussels, squid salad, miso, asparagus from Yamato Japanese Restaurant.

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Charie D. La Marr Chocolate. Just chocolate

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Denise Dumars Anything at Antoine's in New Orleans.

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Weston Ochse Not seeing a lot of vegetarians here... especially at the end of the world

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Steven Winfrey Barbecue from Arthur Bryant's in KC. I'd also pick that as my last meal right before execution.

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Sean Ellis Haggis neeps and tatties...that way, I'll welcome the end

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Aletia Meyers Um...final meal. Outback Steakhouse kinda meal. Start off with that loaf of bread. Then a green salad, and bacon cheesy fries. Followed by the drink order, a Cape Cod. Slice of lime on the tumbler. Then the main course, a rare prime rib with a baked potato. Desert, if any room left smile emoticon would be a warm walnut brownie with vanilla ice cream. Drizzled chocolate sauce on top.

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Matt Flynn Philly cheese steak sandwich with everything on it...loaded fries w/ ranch dipping sauce...and cherry soda with crushed ice cubes.

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David Margules Oyster linguine with water chestnuts and capers and a nice blush, along with Ben & Jerry's Phish Food ice cream

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Aaron Gudmunson Double bacon butter burger. Chili cheese fries. Beer battered onion rings. Craft pale ale. In fact, double it. All of it.

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Weston Ochse David Margules...blush? Lol. Really?

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Matt Nord's photo.
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Del McCune Baby pan fried oysters and a shrimp and scallop etoufee with collard greens all washed down with and oatmeal stout - if I'm going to die, I won't feel the pain of gout. The comet will be merciful.

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Tom Deady Cherry pez, no question about it

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Michael Grover I'd go to one of those all-you-can-eat Brazilian steakhouses and eat myself into a coma so I'd be unconscious when the time came.

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Eric Grizzle A typical meal I associate with growing up in Texas. Chicken fried steak, mashed potatoes and white gravy, fried okra, corn on the cob and green beans with bacon. Lots of rolls with butter. Sugared sun tea with ice. Glass of fine bourbon. Vanilla ice cream and/or peach cobbler.

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Pamela Donovan Rare, bloody steak. Fully loaded baked potato. Onion rings. Chips with various dips like guacamole and spinach/artichoke. Gates BBQ. Sushi. And for dessert, skillet brownie with ice cream drenched in hot fudge and liberally sprinkled with crushed Oreos.

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Brian Knight Effie Burger https://farm4.staticflickr.com/.../3569227258_82a53f61ef...


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Ivan Zoric A bucket of Nutella and a jug of almond milk.

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Shaun Jacob Cobble Fried chicken, macaroni and cheese, crinkle cut French fries, chili, menudo, chocolate ice cream, and Evan Williams Single Barrel. It's all about comfort food when you're about to die.

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Magan Rodriguez Homemade fried chicken, mashed potatoes, green beans, coleslaw, biscuits, cornbread, macaroni and cheese, picked cucumbers and tomato, kielbasa, sweet tea. Mexican food. Italian.

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La Blankenship I would probably make my homemade fried chicken with cornbread and fried okra for my husband and me. Crab sticks for my kids. Then pie for my husband, ice cream for my kids and me.

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Drew Williams Chipped ham sandwhich and a cold beer.

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Tim Martin Starter: French baguette with fromage Main: Mexican Chicken Soup with Cilantro, Avocado, and adobo chiles. Dessert: Bananas Foster

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Stephen Ormsby Roast koala.

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Lisa McCune Your paella. Ha ha.

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Geoffrey H. Goodwin I'd fast. There's other stuff I'd want to do more.

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Walter Aloysius Guse Beans baby...Lots of Beans...If a comet is going to blast my ass to smithereens, I at least want the opportunity to blast my ass off the planet...Seriously wink emoticon

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Robert Shane Wilson Haha. This is interesting. A short story I have coming out in the next Nameless Digest is about the last night before a comet will be hitting Earth and the main character has a country fried steak dinner, so that's my answer: Country fried steak! smile emoticon

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Greg Chapman Tim Tams!

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Michael F Doughty Pizza. Joint on 9th and Avenue a, NYC. #24hrdough

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Paul Michael Anderson A breaded-chicken sandwich--toasted bun, mayo, American cheese--and a side of greasy cheese sticks from a diner I used to go to when I was kid.

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Mike Klesowitch Mexican Chocolate Cake (bittersweet chocolate cake with hints on

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Jason Wolfgang Gehlert London broil and a Sam

Adams cherry wheat
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AP Fuchs If my life is ending, I'm going with my favorite: a greasy burger with chili, fries, gravy and an ice cold Alexander Keith's beer. Then a cigarette to cap it off once done.

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Lynne Akers Pan Seard salmon with avocado remoulade. And a bowl of hostess zinnger icecream

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Michael Yugo Grilled Chicken sandwich with cheddar cheese, waffle fries with a side of BBQ sauce for sandwich and fries...and 2 chocolate shakes...

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Tom Grellner I would fly all the way back to SIDS DINER for a burger and coney. That was the first thing I got when I came back from my first deployment.

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Donna Burgess Chili-cheese burger w/ mayo & onions, & half 'n half (half fries & rings), sweet tea from Rainbow Drive-in, Greenville, SC smile emoticon

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Jay Chase Kraft Mac an Cheese, three Oscar Meyer hot dogs and one can of Van Camps Pork and Beans (mixed with saltines and miracle whip). Along with an ice cold Dr. Pepper. The ultimate comfort food meal... I don't expect to place - but it made me happy just to write this!!! smile emoticon.

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Steve Nagy Haggis from Deacon Brodie's Tavern in Edinburgh. http://www.bestofedinburgh.com/Page.asp?Title=Pubs...

Best of Edinburgh Pubs

The Essential Guide and Booking Service for the Capital City of Scotland.
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Sunni Brock Hoppin' John and Jalapeno Cornbread, with a very large bucket of buttery cajun-spiced popcorn as an appetizer, red wine and a tall pour of tawny port as a desert.

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Skip Novak Jeb's BBQ ribs, home made sausage, pulled pork, fried corn, southern green beans and homemade bread pudding. Near Smithfield Virginia.

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Jackie Glener Texas beef brisket (no sauce needed), V&V sausage, mustard potato salad with egg, pinto beans with cilantro and pork, spanish rice, home made flour tortillas, pico de gallo, slice of dill pickle, iced tea and to finish it off ice cold watermelon! Mmmmmmmm

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Weston Ochse Gosh you all are making me hungry

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Paul Legerski LUNA's Carne Asada.

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Nick Sharps A bottle of Jack and a rack of ribs should do the trick.

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Paul Synuria II Porterhouse, pizza, bacon sandwich, and a shit ton of Reese Cups cause I'm diabetic might as well go out that way

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Gabino Iglesias I've been training for something like that for years. We start with with some tacos al pastor from Arandas and some spicy pulled chicken/cheese/homemade pico/avocado tacos. Then, we move on to some peppered turkey and brisket from Franklin BBQ and finish it up with some of my grandma's nata montada crepes and mom's triple chocolate brownies.

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Bill ZombieZak Snider Steak, cheese, bacon and baked potatoes!

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Tracy Rose Adam Duck lettuce wraps to start. Bucket of crab (with accompanying bucket of garlic butter of course) with crinkle cut fries and brown gravy, chicken wings (hot), and watermelon. Angel food cake with whip cream for dessert. The whole cake mind you. Others ...See More

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Zakri Rafa'ee My mom cooking

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Erik Smith I'm going three courses, so that I get my favorites. 1: Homemade macaroni & cheese, with tomatoes in it. 2: Homemade lasagna. 3: Mint chocolate chip ice cream, with mini-marshmallows mixed in.

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Janet Armentani Anything you cook Weston Ochse. Especially if it's lamb.

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Scott Glener Mom's matzah ball soup. She makes the lightest and fluffiest matzah balls.

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Michael Knost Mamma's pinto beans and cornbread, fried potatoes, and salmon patties.

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Lesa Trapp Cheetos, Reese's peanut butter cups and a Dr Pepper

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Carla Moore If I can't have some of everything.... Then chicken and dumplings and for dessert apples fried in bacon grease topped with bacon crumbles on buttered toast...

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Robin Wyatt Dunn Bangers and mash

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Carol Hightshoe Buying a one way ticket to Holland and hitting of my favorite restaurants - Pearla de Roma in the town of Zeist.

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Marjorie Kosky My mama's pickles. With rice.

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Lance Cheuvront Green lipped oysters, raw. Lamb kebabs marinated in garlic, shallots and red wine. Fresh greens with feta, olive oil and lemon juice. Strawberries in cane sugar and glasses of Chartreuse to finish the evening.

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William O'Donnell Ratatouille, portabella mushroom "steak," and tapioca pudding

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Ken Brady A huge bowl of seafood ramen, filled with lobster, shrimp, crab, and psychedelic mushrooms - all things I'm allergic to - to enhance the light show. Wash it down with the bottle of the '05 Owen Roe Yakima Red I've been saving for a special occasion. If I'm still breathing after that, a bottle of 1993 Springbank 21 year old whisky.

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George Ibarra chicken mole (1 breast), 2 enchiladas verdes, roasted corn on the cob, frijoles borrachos, nopales sauteed with onions and red peppers, guacamole, and homemade corn tortillas

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Angelo Mayo-Casino In and Out Cheeseburger with animal style French fries! smile emoticon

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Patrick Bonanni My Wife's meatloaf with greens and pinto beans. So many good memories were had over that meal.

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Bill Kuehl Money no object? Distance no object? How long before impact? Union Oyster House in Boston for clam chowder would be one possibility. The Old Fish Market in Windsor, Ontario for a sword fish steak. Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen, Denmark for practically anything gluten free. Maybe frekadeller (Danish meatballs).

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Alma Kesling Chili relleno with refried beans, chips with Christmas

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Jason M. Tucker Soylent Green.

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John Foley Lenny & John's pizza, Flatbush Ave, Brooklyn, NY. I know it's not a fancy choice, but it's the best pizza I ever had. I moved 2,000 miles away 12 years ago and still think about the best damn pizza on earth all the time.

Oh, and add in an order of their cheese balls(Fuuuuuu.).

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Dustin Lavalley Chili Mac.

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Ginger Leatherwood Keller My bacon wrapped jalepeno shrimp, grilled potatoes with green peppers, and a piece of my moms fudge for dessert and a sweet tea. I'd die happy!

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Ian Burke There's a website in the UK that lets you track child molesters. I'd combine that with my love of cookery and a biomed degree to share a Thomas Harris style intimate dinner. It's not the meal that would make it special but the company and how long I could make it last.

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Larry Meier I honestly can't give specifics, but know that whatever my last meal was, I would ask you to choose and prepare whatever it is to be... Your expert choice.. You sir, are a true gourmet chef, and a literary yakuza.

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Jackie Coleman chicken brest stuffed with mushroom,cheese and chrizo and wrapped in ham.gorgous stuff

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Rebecca Petithory-Hayes Sushi gardens all you can eat sushi yup that would do it and the best carrot cake with ice cream I can get.

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Alma Kesling Are you looking for dinner ideas?

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Chris Ansted Slow smoked beef brisket taco's with fresh Pico de gallo

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Bob Milne A bucket of hot wings from Quaker Steak.

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Brian Lane Fruity Peebles, Bacon. Bacon. Bacon And spray cheese.

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Hans Curtis its got to be italian, start off with a nice garlic bread topped with bruschetta and shrimp, with an antipasto with thinly cut proscuitto, ripe tomato's, garden greens, fried eggplant, artichoke hearts and black olives, slices of salami and provolone c...See More

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Joseph Reinhardt Cocaine and Redbull, not going to waste a second of time left!

If I had time to get to Utica NY, it would be the kick-ass pie from O'scugnizzo's Pizzeria, it's seriously the best thing ever.

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Mike Meroney Myself.

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Jonathan Maberry Breakfast in bed with my wife.

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Rose Blackthorn Grilled salmon, potato chowder and sour dough bread.

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Nick Diaz Slood.

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Weston Ochse Joseph Reinhardt... Snort!!!

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Marc Morris Go to a local food kitchen with my family and ensure those people enjoy a nice last meal of there choice

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John Groth Fugu. After all, even if it's not quite properly prepared, what's the worst thing that could happen? It's a culinary extended middle finger, aimed right at the Sweet Meteor of Death.

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Lucas Mangum Scotch. Obviously. wink emoticon

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Margaret Westlake Sushi J in Prescott Valley AZ avocado roll and some salmon nigiri

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Nick Gucker Morning glory garlic, albacore sashimi, vanilla malt and a jar of spicy Thai peanut butter

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Nikolas P. Robinson This fantastic sausage and penne dish my ex-girlfriend introduced me to. Sausage sliced into maybe quarter to half inch thick rounds, onions, mushrooms, and peppers sautéed in a dark beer, mixed with Alfredo sauce and sun dried tomatoes over penne noodles. It's delicious.

One of my favorite meals I've had over the past year or so.
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Jerry B Flory Kentucky Fried Chicken--I'm gonna try to die before the comet can kill me.

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Joe Miles Mila Kunis.

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Rhonda Rettig Tacos! Is there really any other answer? Oh... And of course margaritas.

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Brian Felker Chips, salsa, 2 taco's, rice , beans and a cheese crisp.

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Tim Potter I'm going to cheat and enter twice. Not only because it means I won't ever have to hear the Eagles again, but my meal would be medium-rare Don Henley. I like my meat very white, bland and tough to swallow.

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Marleen Smouse Stuffed lobster tail, King crab legs, shrimp scampi, and roasted garlic mashed potatoes. Paired with a glass of Mascato. But, actually, I would rather spend that time I was eating and spend it with family or great book.

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John Calia Thanksgiving turkey dinner

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Steve Diamond Chili verde (nice and spicy), with a stack of fresh hand-made flour tortillas. Homemade refried beans. Habanero salsa. Ice cold bottle of Mexican Coke.

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Roy Dobbs Kobi steak dinner in Tokyo

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Wendy Protagonist Kimchi and rice and anything I can stockpile for the possibility of survival.

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Richard Charles Pione Wawa Iced Tea, half of a cow cooked lightly over three Bic lighters-ten minutes each side, corn on the cob, biscuits to die for, onion rings, then for dessert....my gf.....nuff said. Don't mean to be crude about dessert, just being honest.

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Steph O'Connell Schnitz chips, or chocolate mousse, or bacon.

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Amy Frischmann Grilled Ribeye Steak with Johnny's Seasoning and Mrs. Dash herb and Garlic seasoning with Sauteed Mushrooms and a Baked potato. smile emoticon

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RJ Cavender The Plata special at Cafe Poca Cosa, Tucson. I'll leave my last meal to the chef's choice...never disappointed (thought I DO hope if it's my last meal that I'll get some variation of the tamale pie.)

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Thomas Touhey Easy choice. My mothers meatloaf.

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Weston Ochse RJ Cavender...we've seen that place. Is it good?

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John Everhart My mom beef stew. Her stew was thick, almost like gravy and she cook it from 8 am to 4 or 5. Home made buttermilk biscuits and for desert hot fresh chocolate chip cookies with a cold glass of milk

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Dawn Nassise I think it would have to be a pepperoni pizza at Fatso's with a few Corona and Caesar Salad. A hot fudge sundae with browns for dessert. I have a wheat allergy, but I would throw caution to the wind since I'm about to die

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Dawn Nassise Brownies*

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Chip Fehd My neighbors. They are a bunch of jerks and would totally deserve it.

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JC Hemphill Apple-glazed baby back ribs, pulled pork smothered in sweet-and-spicy BBQ sauce, some lo mein from my favorite take-out, stuffed baked potato, and a Coke with ice in a glass. Not a plastic cup, not out of the can, a *glass*.

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Djuana Berlin Mine would be chicken fried steak, loaded mashed potatoes, white cream gravy, fried ocra, a large salad with cranberries, and for desert a banana split, with hot fudge, real whipped cream and lots of cherries. Oh and a large iced tea with lemon. I am a southern girl at heart.

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Jim Mcleod Haggis, neeps and tatties, followed by a proper apple crumble and custard

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Rob Meyer I would start with Avgolemeno soup; a cucumber, tomato, beet and avocado salad; a small pear sorbet; salmon with miso sauce and pearl onions; roast lamb with sauteed mushrooms, a spinach souffle, lima beans, orange glazed carrots; a small coconut sorbet; and for dessert a fig puree over a warm brie and a root beer ice cream with a lemon curd ripple running through it. (yes, two desserts).

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Shane Douglas Keene Basil pesto linguine and steamed clams with dill butter. And a fifth of scotch to wash it down.

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Mikel Dornhecker Jr Sea Food Paella, since the food would kill me, I wouldn't have to worry about the Comet. Since I haven't been able to eat Sea Food since I became allergic at 17, I really miss it, and that would be a tasty way to go!

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Amanda Tillman Nachos with all the toppings

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Joe McKinney A giant cowboy cut ribeye steak, cooked medium rare. And seeing as it is my last meal, I'll have a side of fully loaded backed potato, broccoli soup, a sushi tower of tuna, avocado, salmon, bean sprouts and orange slices with a straight vodka chaser to make the pain of losing it all a little easier to deal with.

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David J. Schow Dr Pepper Lip-Smacker.

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Dave Munger Cincinnati style chili dog.

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Kawika Kalanui Kaula pig with poi and macaroni salad Hawaiian style ya lol

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Stephen McCracken My mum's roast chicken...

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John McDaniel Boiled crawfish with potatoes and corn and andouillie sausage. Also a case of beer to wash it down.

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Mick Hahn Easy, Christmas dinner turkey, thick gravy, cranberry sauce, roast potatoes, mashed potatoes, peas, sprouts and turnips. With traditional Christmas pudding and cream for desert. For starters it would be the family pulling crackers and telling crap jokes. Festive hats compulsory. Best meal of the year.

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Chris Friedman A huge big German Schäufele (I have no idea what it is in English! But it's tender and crusty at the same time, mouth watering juicy, smells like heaven, nicely spiced and oh so good!) with Semmelkloss (bread dumpling), cucumber salad with yogurt sauce and a nice German beer and afterwards my mom's rum cheesecake and a glass of cherry wine.

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Jo-Anne Russell Human tenderloin, slow roasted in a sweet bbq sauce, with mashed garlic potatoes and a side of mixed veggies including corn, green and yellow beans, broccoli, and cauliflower, smothered in a three cheese sauce. For desert - Tripple chocolate cheese cake with real whipped cream, and dark chocolate shavings. For the drink, I will take a good old fashioned double screwdriver.

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Chris Lason A medium done fillet mignon, covered with foie grois, plated with angel hair with pesto and grilled tomato with a thick slice of parmesan or gouda. A rich bourbon on ice, to drink. Best meal I've had. Only meal I've had by a four chevron chef. I have dreams about it.

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Chris Lason That or long pig.

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Kay Peterson Cafe Poca Cosa is the best! The owner is a great lady to chat with. The menu is on a chalk board and changes based on what looks good at the markets. Everything is amazing. You can often get a sample with three different entrees on it...always a good choice first time there. I was planning on hitting that place next week to ask for a gift card for the TusCon raffle....a great excuse to stop in for lunch.

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Kay Peterson Close second would be Latitude 31...Latitude Rocky Point on FB. Mike and Cindy always put on a good experience. Cindy painted all the colorful accessories hanging from the ceiling. The margaritas are great. The fish is always perfect and the Mexican food is very good. The Chile Rellenos are perfect! Not sure if I would have 4 hours to drive to Rocky Point before the comet strikes me down.

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Robert Linden The biggest lobster I can get, red potatoes, steamed broccoli ribeye steak french onion soup and dessert would be chocolate pudding with nilla wafers

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Danny Morris Fried catfish, hushpuppies, mashed potatoes, gravy and peach cobbler, all washed down with a 6-pack of Samuel Adams Octoberfest!

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Jim Woodward You have got to be kidding. I will be doing everything I can to figure out how I or mine or SOMEBODY can survive. My last meal will be whatever was fast and available.

Now, if you want to talk about being sentenced to death by a mad dictator, we can have a discussion. Every Veterans Day and every Memorial Day I eat apple pie and ice cream, and remember our brothers and sisters, so it will include that.

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Andrew Angel Meat and Potato pie (home made) soaked in Henderson's Relish

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Naomi E Acosta Roast leg of lamb, roast potatoes, roast parsnips, Yorkshire puddings, broccoli, peas and sweetcorn and gravy, followed by raspberry pavlova.

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Edward Sullivan Peyote. Just lots of peyote.

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Michelle Miller Cubed steak and gravy, mashed potatoes, and biscuits. Like my grandma used to make!!! Yes please

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JM Heluk Chicken Vindaloo with Basmati rice and onion Naan

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Tammy Novik One of those delicious looking pizza's you make!

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Anthony Zebrowski Pan fried Ostrich Steaks, homemade biscuts with susage gravey, shrimp fried rice, black eyed peas and greens with bacon, pickled onion and cherry peppers. Desert would be Blueberry Pie with vanilla icecream and cafe cubano.

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Gregory Solis I don't care, as long as it's with her.

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Ralph Bieber Maine lobster (broiled), double-baked potatoes with cheddar cheese, and steamed asparagus.

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Krystal Brittain Well, as it stands now....Kabul DFAC. wink emoticon So, "Mexican" night I guess.

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Dawn de la Morte I have to go with corned beef, cabbage, red potatoes, soda bread and an Irish coffee to top it off.

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Morgan Griffith Tough call between teriyaki steak and grilled swordfish--both on the BBQ. Baked potato and fresh veggies. Appetizer of home made won tons. I use chicken, broccoli and onion, sometimes adding diced water chestnuts. Great summer meal.

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Soledad Medrano I'd want prime rib with lobster, rice pilaf, and something light for dessert with coffee at Mozart's on the lake with Mr. Zimmerman. There's nowhere better and no one better to view the light show with in Austin!

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Wade Garret My wife's Beef Wellington and garlic potatoes (Guinness); The Brazed Lamb-shank with mashed potatoes (An Amber ale) I had in Ireland; or the perfect Pizza from a little place down the way from me (An IPA)—and all finished with a hot chocolate chip cookie. smile emoticon

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Dave Lake Ribeye steak - rare, sauté spinach, bottle of Opus One.

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Jp Edwards Medium well steak, baked potato, pasta salad and Caneles de Bordeau... with a sweet wine and lots of iced tea

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Matthew Sylvester Maine lobster right off the boat ,steamed on an outdoor fire in seaweed with fresh picked corn on the cob, and a few cold IPA's.

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Gardner Goldsmith Such a tough answer to pin down! So many options, Wes! I mean, who WOULDN'T want to get to the nearest McDonald's drive-thru to grab a Happy Meal? Besides, I have just one more sticker to win a million in their old Monopoly game! I could be rich! And t...See More

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Kate Thornton Anything, as long as my hubby was with me.

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Wendy Protagonist I can't help that I am Polly F*&!ing Anna

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Robin Nyx Any 3 things that are artery clogging, non-diabetic and about 20,000 calories....with chocolate :

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Wendy Cooper Brenner I would go to the grocery store and buy enough food to bring to the homeless shelter. I'd rather eat my last meal with people who haven't had 3 meals a day than eat a decadent meal alone! I'd enjoy the meal and appreciate it much more!

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Kelly Penrose Something made of bacon and cheese, possibly on hot dogs, accompanied by a large gin and lime.

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Aurelio Rico Lopez III Beef wanton noodle soup.

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Chad NeSmith Am I the only person around or is it just me? How much food is there if not just me? Is it children with me or adults? If other involved I'd let the youngest person in room choose bc they haven't had the chances others have had to experience as much...See More

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Ladonna Perkins Jimmy Page

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Ed Erdelac A succulent Chinese meal. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c19WJ1QQjXs

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Paul Watson Fish and chips with tomato sauce and a few beers for me. Screw waiting 3 hours for a meal to be delivered to a table. just phone in an order, pick it up and head to the highest hill and enjoy what time you have left.

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Weston Ochse Looks like there are more beef eaters than anything else.

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Stefunny Nichole A pack of clove cigarettes, Scotch that's older than me, and pizza rolls.

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Natalie Carroll Anything in bed.

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Alyn Day Fresh (not frozen) hamachi collar, broiled with tamari and a kiss of ponzu over crispy fried scallion rice with pineapple and bacon. A glass of basil hayden, neat, and a huge bowl of kheer with pistachios

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Cameron Pierce Last meal? I'd start with a little sashimi. Second course would be homemade bread and clam chowder. Pair the chowder with Stone's smoked porter with vanilla bean. The main course would be barbecued Chinook, Dungeness crab, and a slice of mushroom pot p...See More

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Cameron Pierce No, scratch the sashimi and replace it with crackers and Rogue River Blue Cheese.

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Justin Robbins No point being healthy so it's a large kebab, cheesy chips and a gallon of cider.

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Kimberly K Stewart-Holmes Fried Chicken Mashed potatoes gravy corn rolls and a ice cream Sunday for dessert chased down by a ice cold beer

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Catherine Bader Two Coney Island hot dogs, large fries and a rootbeer float!

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Weston Ochse Jim Woodward Dude. It's a planet killing comet. Go ahead and run around and try and survive. You're going to die. SO might as well fiddle, while Rome burns.

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Weston Ochse You'll be the one running around as it hits. There's that

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Weston Ochse Krystal Brittain - Say it aint so. You are not eating the Mexican food, cooked by Indians, using Pkistani ingredients. Every wed for me was Cianos Pizza night.

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And the winners are

Charie D. La Marr for her simplicity. Chocolate, just chocolate.

Lance Cheuvrant for getting the closest to what I'd have. Gotta go out with Lamb. Add to that the oysters and wine, and you had me. I need to come over to your house so we can practice making and eating this. "Green lipped oysters, raw. Lamb kebabs marinated in garlic, shallots and red wine. Fresh greens with feta, olive oil and lemon juice. Strawberries in cane sugar and glasses of Chartreuse to finish the evening."

And finally, Wendy Cooper Brenner for her stalwart humanity even in the face of a human race killing comet.  "I would go to the grocery store and buy enough food to bring to the homeless shelter. I'd rather eat my last meal with people who haven't had 3 meals a day than eat a decadent meal alone! I'd enjoy the meal and appreciate it much more!"