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, March 6, 2011

Weston's andTucson's Festival of Books

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Here's a great website put together by Lee Whiteside that has all the Arizona authors SF authors and our locations during the festival. I think it's awesome that all of them are coming to my festival. And I'm glad to have them showing off their wonderful books.

In addition to me, you can find internationally know authors such as Alice Hoffman, J.A. Jance, Elmore Leonard, Philip Caputo, John Lescroart, T Jefferson Parker, and Simon Ortiz. They've all graciously accepted my invitation and will be joining me for this celebration of The Book as Art. They'll be signing, giving lectures and readings, and making themselves available to you.

If you want to find me specifically, I can be found a:

Beyond Belief in the Southwest
When: Saturday 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Where: Integrated Learning Center – Room 150
Genre: SciFi/Fantasy
Authors Jeff Mariotte, Charles de Lint, Weston Ochse
Moderators Mark McLemore

Eagerly Awaiting the Zompocalypse
When: Saturday 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Where: Integrated Learning Center – Room 150
Genre: SciFi/Fantasy
Authors Weston Ochse, Yvonne Navarro, Jeff Mariotte
Moderators Brian Gross

And I'll be signing with Yvonne Navarro at the Mysterious Galaxy Tent at 2:00 PM (Booth #249 - #251)

Empire of Salt: Tomes of the DeadIn addition to books, authors and publishers, I've arranged with the city of Tucson to provide food vendors of all types to highlight the myriad flavors available in the Southwest.

Scarecrow GodsIf you want to keep track of me while I'm at the Festival, you can email me at westonochse@gmail.com with your location and we can get together to shoot the breeze and talk about how awesome my festival is. This email shoots straight to my phone.

I'll be signing copies of Empire of Salt: Tomes of the Dead as well as  Scarecrow Gods. You can either order them here and bring them, or you can get copies at the Festival. Whichever is easiest for you.



Cheers!




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