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.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Book Signing in Tucson

Weston Ochse will be signing copies of EMPIRE OF SALT, teaching zombie line dancing, and discussing the value of nutrition for the undead. Also bring your copies of THE DEAD THAT WALK, ON WRITING HORROR, CHILDREN OF CTHULHU, SCARECROW GODS and anything other book you want me to sign, even your own.

Signing is on 3 July 2010, from 1-3PM at Barnes and Nobles, Foothills Mall, 7325 N. LaCholla Blvd. Ste 100, Tucson, AZ 85741. And you can call to reserve your copy at 520-742-6402 (ask for Mary).

Friday, June 4, 2010

Empire of Salt in Waves


Lots of Empire of Salt news.

We had a book signing in Flagstaff. Lots of new fans showed up.

We also had a book signing in Sierra Vista, Arizona. The store had 20 copies and I think we sold 13 of them, along with a handful of my other work. Lots of folks coming in from goth teens, to weird tweens to octogenarians who wanted to talk politics, but I convinced instead to buy a book. here's a picture of me and the original FOW (Friend of Wes).

Paul Kane has also made me Guest Writer at Shadow Writer UK. There's a never before seen excerpt from Empire of Salt posted. Meet Abigail. Meet Trudy. Meet the zombie.

Last news to report is the box of books I received today. My first box of author copies from a mass market publisher. I got all squishy inside. It was really a great feeling. Or can't you tell by the shi*t-eating grin on my face. :)

Nevertheless, there I am.

So please, if you haven't ordered a copy yet, get one from your favorite bookstore. If for some insane reason they don't have it in stock, please ask them to order a copy for you.

You all rock! ""Devil Horns""