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Weston Ochse
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Are you kidding me? "This is one of the better versions of this type of alien invasion stories I have read. It stands up with Heinlein’s “Starship Troopers,” David Weber’s “In Fury Born” or even the Golden Age’s Jack Williamson’ “Three For The Legion.” ‪#‎honored‬
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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 not peaceful. When it happens, it's as violent and unexpected as a car jacking, only i...
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How zombies slipped into my alien invasion novel--- What???
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, most of our zombies are science fiction, right? So how do you make a different zom...
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Come and see what everyone wants for their last meal!!
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 pick three winners tomorrow. Winners get either a signed copy of Grunt Life, Grunt...
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Hey everyone! An Interview about Grunt Traitor!!
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I'm going to be on Zombiepalooza Radio talking about Grunt Traitor and Sci Fi zombies! Come and listen to me Friday night, here - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCexlF7xQ_OHKyzap2axTIA
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Fri, July 17, 10:15 PM

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Six out of five Stars!!!!
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 personal. It's close. It's cool. The reviewer is definitely a fan, but he's also smart...
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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 decided since I've been working on the Grunt Trilogy for awhile that I'd write about alien...
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On the birthday of my latest novel, Grunt Traitor, I write an essay about the pitfalls and  problems of the middle book in a trilogy.

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A smoky seafood meal for less than three bucks per person.
EATING DANGEROUSLY Smoked Oyster Linguini Author: Living Dangerously Duration: 60 minutes Average Cost: $5.50 US Serves: 2- 4 I've had a love affair with smoked oysters since the first time I packed them in a bag and w...
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New Review: "Age of Blood is a strong supernatural/military horror book that does a great job of continuing the series while improving in every aspect."
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I've recently had my own come to Jesus meeting about the confederate flag and what it means to me. This might surprise some people. It certainly surprised me.
Hijacked. Or maybe I never understood anything. Still, let me explain my relationship with the Confederate Flag because it's complicated. So, many of you might not know that I grew up in the South. I don't talk like a souther...
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Six out of Five. WOW. Thank you sir!
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+Weston Ochse Thank YOU! The Task Force Ombra books are fantastic.
(Also, I believe the only other 6 out of 5 rating I have given was for the Charlie Hardy series by Duane Swierczynski.)
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Chattanooga, Tennessee - Los Angeles - Colorado Springs - Fayetteville, N.C.
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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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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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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

Sunday Stories: "The King of Santa Claus"
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The King of Santa Claus by Weston Ochse Watching her was like watching a Chinese movie dubbed by an invisible woman. When she talked, it was

Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness Sucks Big Rocks!
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Me in Feb 2014 after a Run or Dye 5K I can ride a bike twelve miles without issue. I can knock off a 5K anytime I want. I've been doing Yoga

Interviewed By Nerds With Balls
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While I was at Phoenix Comicon this year, the cool guys from Nerd With Balls came by and absolutely begged me for an interview. After I let

SEAL Team 666 Crossover - Opening Paragraph
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People have been begging me for more SEAL Team 666. Some have hinted at the possibilities of a cross-over. I've even had power writers like

First Look at FUBAR A Collection of War Stories
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This is my second collection. My first was Multiplex Fandango, which contained all of my best published and original work to date. The colle

I Bitch-slapped the Universe with my Apocalypse Weird Book
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I was asked to play in the Apocalypse Weird Sandbox and dove in head first. What is Apocalypse Weird, you ask? From an article that appeared

How I Destroyed the World - A Day's Log
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Upon writing the novel Red Palm for the Apocalypse Weird Universe I was asked how easy or hard it was to destroy the world. Here's my answer

New Author Photos - Styling like Mad Men
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World renowned photographer, John Urbancik, recently took some head shots at the World Horror Convention in Atlanta. Not sure which one I'm

Speech for the Horror Writer's Association Lifetime Achievement Award fo...
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I speechified at the World Horror Convention in Atlanta on Saturday. I was nervous. Standing in front of so many of the literati, my friends

How to Eat Healthy and Live Dangerously
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Living Dangerously is all about rejecting the norm. It's about deciding you're not going to take the simple path. As Robert Frost would say,

Whoops! What Did I do? Need to exercise Quick!!!
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We took a mini-vacation to Jerome, Arizona the last four days in celebration of yet another of my mother's 21st Birthdays. We had an incredi