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.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

42 Days of 666: Day 23 with Yvonne Navarro


For the next 42 days we're going to be counting down to the release of SEAL Team 666. Why 42? Because it's the answer to the universal question.

Today we have Yvonne Navarro. Not only is she the Bram Stoker-winning author of more than 22 novels, but she is a fabulous artist, a rescuer of Great Danes and old Army sergeants, and a super human bean.

1. What’s your favorite military movie, book or television show?

It's a tie between the movies Battleship and Battle: Los Angeles.

2. Why is it your favorite? Here’s where you can ramble a bit.

It's not so hard to figure out-- sit with me through one of them and I'll bet you feel the red-blooded American in me before I even get vocal about rooting for the U.S. against the aliens... and I *DO* get vocal.  It's the soldiers of my country, beaten to its knees but never giving up against all odds, determined to do anything and everything to keep our freedom and save our people even when everything we do and are seems lost.  It's putting ourselves last in the face of overwhelming odds and doing what's right even when it might mean the ultimate sacrifice.

3. What themes are overused? And is it overused, or just truthful observation?

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Some people might think that touch of romance is passe, (accent there?)  but I do, indeed, think its truthful observation.  It gives those who have little to fight for the added impetus to keep going, the drive to win so that they can be with those they love once more.  I've said it about writing, and I believe the same thing in a good movie, no matter the genre: If your character doesn't or can't care about someone other than himself, why should you care about him?

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Thanks, Von!

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