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.

Friday, January 7, 2011

A Weston Ochse Primer - Jan 2011

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I figure I should do this occasionally. Not only are there publishers out there who have thought enough of me to publish my work, but there are fans out there who are trying to feed their kids by selling my books. The least I can do is occasionally point everyone in the right directions.

So where is Weston?

There's a very rare uncorrected proof of my Bram Stoker-winning first novel on eBay that will be gone in 2 hours.

Empire of Salt is still selling like crazy overseas and online. It's a hard title to find in U.S. stores because it was sold out initially. Abaddon sent some of the British copies across the pond, however,so they are making their way into stores. If you can't wait, I recommend buying it online at Mysterious Galaxy, The Poisoned Pen, Book Soup, or Amazon or Barnes and Nobles.

Blaze of Glory which is still available in Limited Edition is now available in Deluxe Lettered Edition. There's only a few of these left so if you want one of the lettereds you need to act now. Thanks to Bloodletting Press for producing an amazing book. And yes, that color is 'Supersoaker green.'

One of only 26 signed, leather bound and traycased hardcover editions.
  • Custom endpapers
  • Black topstain to pages
  • Satin ribbon sewn in bookmark
  • Bound in calf skin leather
  • Custom traycase with satin ribbon to lift book
  • Different signature sheet from the limited



Blaze of Glory is precious to me. It started out as a novella, that then became a screenplay that was almost made into a movie by Wesley Snipes, then became this novel. An essay telling the sordid tale is included.

Digital Books. Also are several of my books which have been placed on Kindle. They are Empire of Salt (Zombies), Scary Rednecks and Other Inbred Horrors (short stories), Butterfly Winter (novella), On Writing Horror (Writer's Digest How To Guide), and The Dead That Walk (features The Crossing of Aldo Ray). They can be found at this link. Scary Rednecks and Butterfly Winter are also Nook Books and are in all other formats on Smashwords.


Let's not forget Lord of the Lash, an intergalactic pulp opera from Bad Moon Books. There's only a few of these left and at $12.00 it's one of the cheapest of my limited edition books available.


Audio Books. Last but not least are my audio books and stories. The crowd favorite is Catfish Gods, but there are many of my stories available. They can be found at Amazon or at Audible.

There are probably more books out there, but that's all I can think of at the moment.

Feel free to email me or respond with any thing you want to say. Talking to readers, both old and new, is the fun part of writing.

Let me leave you with this, written by a bookseller at The Poisoned Pen in Phoenix about Empire of Salt. When you can scare someone who reads books for a living, then you've done something. "Weston Ochse has produced a novel that truly scared the hell out of me.  Ochse novel is set in Salton Sea, CA- truly one of the creepiest places on earth.  Zombies have begun to emerge from the depths of the lake itself (a result of a failed government project).  Only a few town residents will survive the night.  I guarantee a few sleepless nights for you, the reader."  

All the Best


Weston Ochse
Desert Grotto
Mexican Border

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