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.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Haunted Mansion Writer's Retreat.


I'm currently in San Francisco, staring out across the bay towards Marine County. Somewhere within those fog-shrouded hills lays the Haunted Mansion. I was there two years ago. It is really haunted. It's really scary. But there was safety in numbers and those of us who were there depended on each other. This year there are twice as many of us. The number of people is going to do one of two things. Either it will drive the spirits farther in the house and we'll have less experiences, or the added energy will stir the spirits up. I'm not sure which one I want. I'm also not sure what will happen.

We'll find out together.

To keep appraised, be sure to monitor the Haunted Mansion Blog. We'll also be posting updates on Twitter using hashtag #hmr12

Here's a link to the pictures from the first Haunted Mansion Writer's Retreat.

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