ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Weston Ochse is a former intelligence officer and special operations soldier who has engaged enemy combatants, terrorists, narco smugglers, and human traffickers. 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 fiction and non-fiction has been praised by USA Today, The Atlantic, The New York Post, The Financial Times of London, and Publishers Weekly. The American Library Association labeled him one of the Major Horror Authors of the 21st Century. 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. All content of this blog is copywrited by Weston Ochse.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

July Update - Zombies, BBQ Clams, Krystals Burgers and Rescued Great Danes

Lots of things happening the last couple of weeks. Let's start with the trip to San Francisco. Yvonne and I went to spend time at our friend Rain Graves marriage. As a bonus, we also spent time with our nephew, Tad Dodson. When we weren't having an
From San Fran 2010
excellent and extravagant time at the wedding and ensuing reception, we visited The Castro, went to Marin County, Experienced the amazing culinary experience of BBQ Clams from Olema Farmhouse, and spent time walking the streets of San Francisco. It was an awesome weekend spent over Father's Day and my Birthday. (Pictures of the trip)

Next we found it necessary to travel 4000 miles in 5 days by car back and forth across America. Why? Because there was a blind Great Dane at a rescue in Charlotte, N.C. we needed to pick up and take home. This makes three Great Danes in the house, all of whom have their own quirks and problems. It's stunning how much time a blind toddler takes up, though. At 9 months old Mad Dog Ghoulie Sonar Brain is about 100 pounds and acts like a hyperactive toddler on a hotplate. Oh My. We have our hands full.
From Operation Get Ghoulie
(Pictures of the trip)

Then came the Fourth of July, but before that I had a book signing at Barnes and Nobles Westside Tucson. We sold all 20 copies and it was a blast. (Pictures)

Then the 4th, then I was away for a week on business to Virginia Beach.

Now I'm back, but I also had a book signing in Bisbee, AZ yesterday. We sold 6 books, but the store kept six. Add that to the 12 that was burned in the truck fire,
From Bisbee Signing
then that makes 24. Yes. I said truck fire. Evidently, a truck from Ingram's Oregon warehouse had a tragic accident and caught fire. The driver was hospitalized. No books survived. (Pictures)

Now today is a relatively peaceful day. I got up early and walked all three dogs, watered plants, fed dogs, made coffee and a frittata for my wife who's been under appreciated these last few weeks.

Next week is NECON. It's going to be a special one.

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