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, February 6, 2011

Sierra Vista Public Library

From Shardik Jones:The Sierra Vista Public Library hosted five authors for their annual Writer's Workshop. This year found Weston among them, preaching his own brand of writing, demonstrating his lust for the art, and propounding advice.

There were a lot of people who had some really good questions. Me and my colleagues tried to answer them as best we could. Many of them have extended to email. I help where I can. Gosh knows that when I was first starting I received a lot of help and owe such debts to writers like Paul Wilson, Doug Clegg, Tom Picirilli and Ray Garton. Now it's my turn to help a little... where I can.


  1. Thank you again for attending. You had some fantastic advice!

  2. Randi, it was my pleasure. Any time.