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, May 22, 2011

Scary Rednecks and Appalachian Galapagos

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Once upon the time there were two young writers who got together to make a chapbook. That chapbook exploded into 16 stories, a book that sold more books than any other Dark Tales titled, and spurred a sequel collection titled Appalachian Galapagos. These two books were collected into a very limited 26 copy Omnibus edition from Delirium that went for about a billion bucks. Scary Rednecks was reprinted by Delirium. Until now, Appalachian Galapagos has not been reprinted. That is until now.

Now both Scary Rednecks and Appalachian Galapagos are available for download in all e-formats.

Scary Rednecks
All Formats
Amazon

Appalachian Galapagos
All Formats -
Amazon (coming soon - the above link includes Kindle)

Appalachian Galapagos had an interesting evolution. It was supposed to come out in hardback by Imaginary Worlds. But Imaginary Worlds soon became Imaginary Books and folded having only published Brian Keene's No Rest for the Wicked in 2001. Here's the cover for the IW version of Appalachian Galapagos.

Then in 2002, John Turi of Medium Rare Books approached us. He soon published the book in a trade hardcover and released it on the main floor of the Book Expo of American. It was a big hit, but the publisher couldn't keep enough copies in stock for distribution.

Here's the Medium Rare version.

And since 2003, there haven't been any other copies in any other format available for sale.

That is until now.

I thought you all might appreciate this.

-Weston

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