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, September 9, 2015

Major Announcement - Weston Ochse to Pen Person of Interest Novel

Hey Grunts!

I've just been contracted to write a Person of Interest novel. This is going to be my first media tie in. I'm really thrilled that, not only am I breaking new ground, but that it's such an awesome show. The book will be published by Titan.

For those of you not familiar with the show. It's produced by Kilter Films, Bad Robot, and Warner Brothers and appears on CBS. Person of Interest is about to go into its fifth season and is doing remarkably well.  Here's the low down skinny:

Person of Interest is an American science fiction crime drama television series created by Jonathan Nolan that premiered on September 22, 2011, on CBS. It is executive produced by Nolan, alongside J. J. Abrams, Bryan Burk, and Greg Plageman. It stars Jim Caviezel as John Reese, a former CIA agent who is presumed dead. He is approached by a mysterious billionaire named Harold Finch (Michael Emerson), who is trying to prevent violent crimes before they happen by using an advanced surveillance system dubbed "The Machine", which turns out to have evolved into a sentient AI. Their unique brand of vigilante justice attracts the attention of two NYPD officers, Joss Carter (Taraji P. Henson) and Lionel Fusco (Kevin Chapman), whom Reese uses to his advantage as he investigates persons of interest. [Wikipedia]

So far there isn't a title for the novel, but it is due to hit bookstore shelves in June of 2016. I'll share more information as I know it.

Let me ask you. What's your favorite episode and why?

I'm leaning towards Root (Season Two).

Grunt Traitor Book Signing and Chat - Mostly Books

Hey you Grunts!

My first local signing and chat for Grunt Traitor is right around the corner (Saturday, Sep 19 from 3:30 - 4:30). It will be hosted by the fine people at Mostly Books on East Speedway Blvd. The way they set it up is that we chat and maybe read and definitely Q & A in the back of the store first, then sign books. I know some places just have me sign books, but this is a little different, so try and be there on time.

Really hope to see you there. This is the Tucson Weekly Article about it. 

If you want to make sure Mostly Books has one of my other books, call ahead and contact them at: 520-571-0110

What are people saying about it?

"Grunt Life was a major achievement in military SF! A real page-turner! This new chapter in the series is even better!" David Gerrold, Hugo and Nebular Award winner of The Martian Child

"Weston Ochse writes hard-nosed fiction with more grit and imagination than most authors could ever hope to muster. When he turns his skills to tales of the military, the words sing with the truth of personal experience." Christopher Golden, #1 New York Times bestselling author of SNOWBLIND

"Weston Ochse is the new voice of action science fiction." Jonathan Maberry, New York Times bestselling author of CODE ZERO and FALL OF NIGHT

"Ochse writes with assurance and confidence, and that shines through in this superb military SF novel. Brutal, bloody, and brilliant." Tim Lebbon, award-winning author of Coldbrook

"Add Grunt Life to your list of must-have books.  This is action adventure at its best." New York Times bestselling author, William C. Dietz

Mostly Books is in Monterey Village, 6208 E Speedway Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85712 (Click to go to the map)