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.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

42 Days of 666 - THE NEXT BIG THING

 Last Wednesday, my favorite Welshman after Tom Jones, the majestic Tim Lebbon, tagged me in The Next Big Thing.  Here are my answers.

1)    What is the working title of your next book?

SEAL Team 666

2)    Where did the idea come from for the book?

The capture and killing of Geronimo by SEAL Team 6 on May 2nd, 2011.

3) What genre does your book fall under?

Military Supernatural Thriller.

4) What actors would you choose to play the part of your characters in a movie rendition?

My main character is SEAL Cadet Jack Walker. I've always imagined him as Ryan Phillipi.

Tim Laws is the deputy commander and I thought of him as Matthew Lillard.

These are the only two I've already imagined as an actor. And you know what? I hope these two read this. They might get their chance. The movie has already been optioned by MGM. If their agent contacts MGM, they might be starring in it sooner than you think. In fact, if their agents contact me, I'll make sure they get a copy of the book.

 5) What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?

Ryan Phillippi
An even more special SEAL Team charged with protecting America from supernatural attack, uncovers a threat to not only the country, but our very existence.

6) Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?

SEAL Team 666 was represented by The Fleck Agency.

7) How long did it take you to write the first draft of the manuscript?

Three Months.

8) What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?

Books by Jon Merz, Joseph Nassise and Jonathan Maberry.

9) Who or what inspired you to write this book?

See question one.

10) What else about the book might pique the reader's interest?

I've just signed a contract to do a sequel. This one is titled SEAL Team 666: Age of Blood, and will be set in Mexico.

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Okay. now it's my turn to tag five people. They are:

SHANE McKenzie
ED Erderlac
ED Kurtz
JOE  McKinney
SIMON McCaffery

Expect their responses next Wednesday!

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