Weston Ochse is the author of twenty books, most recently SEAL Team 666 and its sequel Age of Blood, which the New York Post called 'required reading' and USA Today placed on their 'New and Notable Lists.' His first novel, Scarecrow Gods, won the Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in First Novel and his short fiction has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize. His work has appeared in comic books, and magazines such as Cemetery Dance and Soldier of Fortune. He lives in the Arizona desert within rock throwing distance of Mexico. He is a military veteran with 29 years of military service and currently returned from a deployment to Afghanistan. Please contact him through this site.

Sunday, January 31, 2010

New Website Look

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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

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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.

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/8713

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/

FRIDAY
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

SATURDAY
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

SUNDAY
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
Ballroom.
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.