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. The American Library Association labeled him as 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.

Sunday, January 31, 2010

New Website Look

I've tired of trying to come up with more looks for my web page. I want to get the information out to the people who want to know, but I don't want to spend so much time doing it, nor do I want to bore people to death. I miss the old days were I could hang out online with all my friends and we could talk about how things will be when we get books published and we become famous. I miss it enough that I've often considered that it would be better to return to that time, and forgo all my success, if only I can get back with my friends.

So here's the new webpage, designed for people to comment and interact with me. Don't hesitate to say something. Don't worry about bothering me. I like talking to people. I like making new friends.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Smashwords 2010

My novella Butterfly Winter is my first step into the world of eBooks. I've decided to try Smashwords, where you can purchase it in any format you desire...even tattoo, I think.

Warning...this is not a story that will make you want to run tra-la-la through the flowers singing songs about happy sunshine.

Summary: Through fields of dead flowers under a red-gray sky, the children dance, arms flapping like the wings of dying butterflies. Desperate to hearken in the city of Dali’s famed Butterfly Spring, they spin and jump as best they can, sometimes falling, sometimes staggering. No longer are they the children who rushed towards the survivors' downed plane. They are forever changed. They are undone.

At least come and check it out and see what it's all about.


Guest of Honor Schedule for TusCon 36

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Here's my schedule at TusCon, which starts today. If anyone wants to Pop in, they can choose which hour and time. There are some professional Ghost Hunters attending the convention who will be showing their wares and giving a few seminars. I intend on attending some of those as well. A fully-booked weekend. Hope to see some of youse there.

More convention information can be found at - http://www.tusconscificon.com/

6:00 Convention Primer. De Priest, Ochse, Vela. St. Augustine.
7:00 Meet the Guests. Gold Ballroom.
8.00 Judging Pima County Library Short Story Contest

1:00 An hour with GoH Weston Ochse. St Augustine.
2:00 Mass Autograph Session. Silver Ballroom.
3:00 Judging the Cos-Play Costume Competition. Gazebo.
5:00 Psychological Horror vs. Viscera. Knowles, McMillan, Ochse, Navarro. St. Augustine.
6:00 Wine and Cheese party for participants

10:00 How to Survive the Zombie Apocalypse. Ochse, Edwards, Navarro, Bryant, Billick. Gold Ballroom
11:00 The Art of Novel Writing: How other people do it. McKiernan, Ochse, Stackpole. Gold
1:00 Non-traditional Publishing: from specialty press to the digital age. Ochse, Stackpole,
Summers, Wells, Cook. McArthur.
3:00 Creative Partners who live and/or work together. Hammer, Simner, Ochse, Navarro, Shetterly, Bull. St Augustine.