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Weston Ochse
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Lives in Sierra Vista, Arizona
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I wanted to share some of the books I've loved recently.
Periodically, I like to share some books I've loved. I constantly read in addition to writing and want to share what I think deserves greater attention. So if you feel like reading some good stuff, consider adding these to yo...
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Cool post. I've never been on a cruise ship. Don't know if I could take the crowds. But this made me feel like I was there.
I mentioned before how depending on the specific itinerary, cruises out of Galveston will have either one or two sea days before reaching a given port. This cruise, for example, followed this pattern: Day 1: embarkation i...
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Other than events like the hairy chest contest, it doesn't seem that crowded, especially on port days.
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Book contract Announcement
Just signed a contract with Solaris Books for a novel called BURNING SKY. It's about an O.S.T. or Operational Support Team. OST is the movement security detail for VIPs within Afghanistan. Comprised of active duty military, c...
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Hi CK, I haven't outlined in years.... not really, but I'm working on a very complicated book and wanted to do it. The last book I totally outlined was my first and it won an award, so it makes me wonder why I haven't been doing it more. I downloaded your character sheet. I like it a lot. I'd be curious to see your whole suite that you mention, but if it's too personal, then I understand.
Greetings & Salutations, I am a writer with a technical background. I teach software and write software documentation. When I decided to begin work on my first novel I was very interested in the software and tech tools that w...
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Where I talk about the new publication date for Grunt Hero, and more Grunt Life fiction on the way, including free stories you can drive.
Sorry Again about the April Fool's Prank Thanks to everyone for their constant emails, IMs, Tweets, and smoke signals. I'm so glad you're enjoying Grunt Life and Grunt Traitor. I know you want more and I'm going to give it t...
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What are your fitness goals for 2016?
I have my Altra shoes. I have equipment. Hell, I have a whole home gym with a treadmill, an elliptical, weights, access to Daily Burn and DDP Yoga and god knows whatever online workouts that are available; so to not exercise...
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Thought I'd share this first paragraph of my new novel.
A few days ago, I announced the signing of a contract for a new mass market paperback to be published by Solaris called Burning Sky. I sat down today and wrote the first 1111 words. I discovered that the main character, who i...
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Why is it people say Thank You Very Much for the smallest of things?
I've been bothered for some time about the depreciation of gratitude in America. My wife says I'm overthinking things, and she's probably right like she is most of the time, but words matter, dammit. Words mean something. And...
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I think it's so we don't kill them.
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Been on the silent side with my blog for a while. A lot of it has to do with writing-- both good and bad. But I'm back, just in time to publish my schedule for the upcoming horror convention in Las Vegas -- STOKERCON!!! Frida...
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Looks like fun! I just read a review (http://goo.gl/PEUmaO) of your book Age of Blood. Sounds right up my street so I'll be adding that to my shortlist of (many) books to read - though I'd better start with your first book in the Seal Team 666 series!
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Caught this 18 inch rainbow at Luna Lake, Arizona. Hit on the retrieve of a bad cast which proves there's never a bad cast.
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Who has two thumbs and wrote a military sci fi PTSD novel that made the Nebula Reading List? This guy. :)
The Nebula Awards are awarded by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. First step is to get on the reading list and guess whose military sci fi PTSD novel made the cut? Yep. Grunt Traitor. Can you be both humble...
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writer, superhero for rent, stuntman for hire
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  • Solaris Books
    author, 2013 - present
  • St. Martin's Press
    author, 2011 - present
  • Bad Moon Books
    author, 2005 - 2013
  • Abaddon Books
    author, 2009 - 2012
  • Delirium Books
    author, 2004 - 2011
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Literary Stuntman, Yakuza of the Written Word and Superhero for Rent
Introduction
Weston Ochse is the author of more than twenty books, most recently the SEAL Team 666 series which has been optioned by MGM Films. He's also the author of the Grunt Life series, a military science fiction series concentrating on the lives of PTSD survivors.  His first novel, Scarecrow Gods, won the Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in First Novel and his short fiction has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize. His work has appeared in comic books, and magazines such as Cemetery Dance and Soldier of Fortune. He lives in the Arizona desert within rock throwing distance of Mexico. He is a military veteran with more than 30 years of military service and currently returned from a deployment to Afghanistan.
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managed herd of Great Danes
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Sierra Vista, Arizona
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Chattanooga, Tennessee - Los Angeles - Colorado Springs - Fayetteville, N.C.
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Pan-seared Trout Fllet in Brown Butter Pecan Sauce - Recipe
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EATING DANGEROUSLY Pan-seared Trout Fillet in Brown Butter Pecan Sauce Author: Living Dangerously Duration: 30 minutes Average Cost: $12.00

I Made Tangent Online 2015 Recommended Readling List with American Golem
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So it looks like I made Tangent Online 2015 Recommended reading list. This is super important to me because when I first started writing in

Grunt Life Chosen As Top 5 Books for 2015
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The end of the year tends to be a time for reviewers and readers to reflect on what they thought was he best things they read the previous y

MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT - REIGN OF EVIL WINS AWARD
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I'm extremely delighted to share the good news. Reign of Evil won the New Mexico - Arizona Book Award for Best Adventure - Drama Novel. The

Zombies, Grunts, and Cormac McCarthy
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What do these three things have in common? Well, if you read Blood Meridian you'd know. I was recently interviewed about my writing and aske

Morpheus Tales Gets Me to Say I'm Afraid of Butterflies and Other Stuff
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Graffiti from Bisbee, Arizona Yeah, I know. What a pansy. Afraid of butterflies. Which is what made my mother's idea a few years ago to make

84 Million Reasons Why Not Sell Your Soul for Exposure
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I recently read Wil Wheaton's blog called 'You Can't Pay Your Rent with the "unique exposure our platform and reach our site provides" and w

Poisoned Pen Book Signing for Grunt Traitor
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The Poisoned Pen Bookstore will host Weston Ochse for a signing, reading, and conversation on Sunday, December 6th at 2 PM. Weston is a mili

My Unlikely Potomac Convalescence
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I've been feeling a bit down lately. I'm pretty swamped with my day job. In fact, I'm writing this from a hotel in Washington D.C. I've had

Reign of Evil Finalist for New Mexico - Arizona Book Awards
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I'm once again honored to have a SEAL Team 666 novel nominated for the New Mexico - Arizona Book Awards. SEAL Team 666 was a finalist and wo

Major Announcement - Weston Ochse to Pen Person of Interest Novel
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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 th

Planet Jacked - A Grunt Traitor Essay
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I was asked to write an essay about Planet Jacking-- think Car Jacking on a global scale. It's not nice. It's not safe. And it's certainly n

Alien Invasion Stories from Armada to Grunt Traitor
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The Book Plank asked me to write an essay for promotion of my newest novel GRUNT TRAITOR. They told me I could write about anything. I decid

Zombies in Science Fiction - Grunt Traitor Exclusive
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I was asked to write a guest blog for Rising Shadow Dot Net. I decided it was high time to write about zombies in science fiction. After all

Grunt Traitor Came Out Screamng - The Problem With Second Acts
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GRUNT TRAITOR was born yesterday shortly after midnight. Weighing 7.8 ounces and running 432 pages, this brand new baby book came out scream

CONTEST RESULTS: Last Meal Before the Comet Hits
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So I had a pop-up contest and asked: POP-UP CONTEST: A comet is going to hit the earth and you have time for one last meal? What is it? I'll

Smoked Oyster Linguini Recipe
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EATING DANGEROUSLY Smoked Oyster Linguini Author: Living Dangerously Duration: 60 minutes Average Cost: $5.50 US Serves: 2- 4 I've had a lov

Christopher Golden Appreciation from the WHC 2015 Program Book
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In honor of Chris Golden's new book, Tin Men, which I had the pleasure of reading while I was in Afghanistan, I'd like to share with you the

My Relationship With the Confederate Flag
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Hijacked. Or maybe I never understood anything. Still, let me explain my relationship with the Confederate Flag because it's complicated. So

Video Review of Grunt Traitor
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All reviews are great. But for some reason, I like video reviews even more. It's like I'm sitting across the table from the reviewer. It's p