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Weston Ochse
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Lives in Sierra Vista, Arizona
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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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Young Kayla has MS but she still runs and so should I.
my legs... my legs... where'd they go... help me... help me... I enjoy running... words I never would have said pre-2013 when I began running again thanks to new motivation and the right shoes (Altras). I enjoy running, ...
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Getting the Love for Grunt Triator and Soon to Come Grunt Hero.
Love love love the fact that so many people are loving Grunt Traitor -- the second book of my PTSD alien invasion series which began with Grunt Life. Add to the fan base, Elitest Book Reviews who listed it as one of their Bes...
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This is quite an honor. I love Tangent. That they loved my story is unexpected reciprocity.
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 the late 1990s Tangent Online was one of my GO TO places to get inspiration, look for...
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On the heels of Sci Fi Gazette choosing Grunt Traitor as one of their Top 3 Sci Fi novels of 2015, comes this. The review site Shattered Ravings just listed Grunt Life as one of the Top 5 Books they read in 2015. This is very timely and apropos since I've just finished the third book in the series that Grunt Life began.
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 year. I'm sure you've seen a lot of things posted about it. You might have written...
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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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I haven't posted a recipe in quite awhile it seems. I got a lot of popular comments about this one. It's pretty stupendous and pathetically easy to make.
EATING DANGEROUSLY Pan-seared Trout Fillet in Brown Butter Pecan Sauce Author: Living Dangerously Duration: 30 minutes Average Cost: $12.00 US Serves: 2- 4 I've always loved trout. I grew up fishing for trout in the ...
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The third book in my Grunt Life series makes someones wish list alongside such luminary works as Stephen King's 11.22.63 soon to be on Hulu.  #honored
Nice to be on someone's wish list. Internet icon Sci Fi Gazette posted their 2016 preview. Among such look forwards as the return of the X-Files, Stephen King's 11.22.63 being broadcast on Hulu, The Expanse TV series on Syfy ...
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Want to see my favorite books of 2015? Some great ones here to add to your reading list.
I read a lot. I read so much, it's a wonder I'm able to write anything. But I started out as a reader, not a writer, and I continue to be a reader first and a writer second. I think if there ever comes a day when those are re...
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On the heels of Sci Fi Gazette choosing Grunt Traitor as one of their Top 3 Sci Fi novels of 2015, comes this. The review site Shattered Ravings just listed Grunt Life as one of the Top 5 Books they read in 2015. This is very timely and apropos since I've just finished the third book in the series that Grunt Life began.

http://weston-ochse.blogspot.com/2016/01/grunt-life-chosen-as-top-5-books-for.html
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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