Tuesday, November 22, 2011

James Roy Daley Fandangos

It's never too late to Fandango. Treading in the footsteps of Steve Rasnic Tem, Rain Graves, Steve Spruill, Conrad Williams, Dani Kollin, Jeff Marriotte, Rocky Wood, and many others, James Roy Daley has Fandangoed across the Canadian Border to give me a shout out for Multiplex Fandango.

"Weston Ochse is one of the finest writers working in the horror genre today. He is as skilled as he is respected. A huge talent."  James Roy Daley, author of Terror Town
For those of you who don't know Roy-- James Roy Daley is a writer, editor, and musician. He studied film at the Toronto Film School, music at Humber College, and English at the University of Toronto. He is the author of Terror Town, Into Hell, 13 Drops of Blood, and The Dead Parade. In 2009 he founded a book company called Books of the Dead Press, where he enjoyed immediate success working with many of the biggest names in horror. Anthologies include Best New Zombie Tales, Best New Vampire Tales, Classic Vampire Tales, and the soon to be released Zombie Kong.(photo and  bio courtesy of Oshowa Public Libraries)

I first met Roy at NECON and have since been bowled over by his personality, mad guitar skills,writing, and his ability to produce consistently terrific fiction from Books of the Dead Press.


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Thanks James!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Multiplex Fandango is HERE!!!

Back from Killercon I was notified by Dark Regions Press that Multiplex Fandango is back from the printers. If you've ordered a copy, expect yours any day now. Please drop me a line and let me know how it looks, feels, smells and reads. Don't forget to look under the dust jacket at the foil cover.



See... Ain't it pretty? Thanks to Russ Dickerson for working with me and the publisher to get it just right. I had an image in my head and somehow he got it.  Just Wow.

If you haven't ordered the book yet, copies will be limited.

You can find information about it here - http://www.darkregions.com/products/Multiplex-Fandango-by-Weston-Ochse.html



Meanwhile, watch and listen to my book trailer, starring Daniel Day Lewis, Cheech and Chong and the Marx Brothers (Note that those actors really aren't in this trailer).

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Rain Graves Fandangos

Pairing Off at Horrorfind 1 (2001)
I've known Rain Graves since my first convention, Denver WHC 2000. We've been friends ever since. Parhaps one of the most vivacious writers working in the industry, she's been a friend, a confidant, a peer and a sister to me during the ups and downs and downs of writing. We've grown close over the years. She's someone I can call friend. But she's also someone who'd tell me straight if my work wasn't something she could stand behind. Nothing would piss her off more than for me to send her something to comment on, only to have it fall short. I've seen her pissed off. I don't want to be in that Medusa gaze.

But I'm pretty confident about Multiplex Fandango. Everyone loves it. It's my best work by far. So I knew something good was going to come down the pike. But these comments sort of make me feel unworthy.


"Multiplex Fandango is a smooth mix of old school pulp horror vibe and new story telling, elegantly crafted for the modern reader. It is excellent. That is all." --Rain Graves, Bram Stoker award winner for Barfodder and The Gossamer Eye


Austin WHC (2011)
"In Multiplex Fandango, Weston Ochse achieves what most writers who love old Hollywood movie magic seek to do, but fail miserably. He marries cinemascape with wordsmithing, and writes good stories that you don't want to end, or to stop reading." Rain Graves, Bram Stoker award winner for Barfodder and The Gossamer Eye

For those of you who don't know, Rain is a poet. She lives in San Francisco, but tours the country appearing as headliner at spoken word events. Publishers Weekly described her work as Bukowski meets Lovecraft. 





Barfodder: Poetry Written in Dark Bars and Questionable Cafes     The Gossamer Eye     Excitable Boys 
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Monday, June 27, 2011

Dread Central Fandangos

Dread Central is a pretty awesome clearinghouse of everything horror. They decided to take a look at MF. Here's an excerpt of what they said --

"There are names in the field of horror literature that everyone knows. Names like Barker, King, Lovecraft, and Straub are firmly implanted in the collective consciousness and most people can tell you who they are. Then there are names that you instinctively know you've heard, know you should know, yet can't remember why. These names include some of the best writers that the genre has to offer. In the sphere of horror authors, these guys are at the top of their game, even if mainstream success hasn't caught up with them yet. Such a guy is Weston Ochse, and while you might not have heard of him, he's considered a writer's writer, damned fine at his craft, and someone the rest of the horror loving world should be reading. Here's an example of why."

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Publishers Weekly Fandangos

Publishers Weekly Review of Multiplex Fandango

Ochse (Scarecrow Gods) builds a "multiplex" of 16 stories (six original to this volume) for his impressively diverse first collection. The creepy, Lovecraftian "Fugue on the Sea of Cortez" features a disillusioned American soldier searching for existential enlightenment in the waters near a Mexican fishing village. "The Crossing of Aldo Ray" fuses zombie fiction and social commentary. "Catfish Gods" tells the poignant tale of a 13-year-old Tennessee boy, his recently deceased grandfather, and an ill-fated fishing trip. The standout is unarguably the profoundly moving novella "Redemption Roadshow," in which a guilt-ridden Arizona highway patrol officer seeks a necromancer in hopes of finding redemption--and gets something else entirely. Horror fans will be drawn in by Ochse's cool, collected writing style and then blown away when he peels back reality's skin to uncover the supernatural terrors lurking just beneath the surface. (Aug.)

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Shroud Magazine Fandangos

Another review is in for Multiplex Fandango. This one comes from Shroud Magazine. They did some interviews of me a few years ago. This is a beautifully produced magazine for those of you who haven't seen it yet.



"Weston Ochse is the real deal: a military veteran and former intelligence officer whose resume is no doubt peppered with events he can't talk about, who travels to exotic locales on government business to this day and lives with his wife in the American desert Southwest. So when he writes about places like China, Japan, the Mexican desert, the streets of Los Angeles and New Orleans during Mardi Gras, there's a sense of authenticity that you'd typically only find in an anthology featuring several authors from different walks of life. Ochse's work has received high praise from genre stalwarts like Joe Lansdale, Ed Lee, Brian Keene and the late Richard Laymon, and Ochse himself cites Cormac McCarthy as an influence. In fact, Ochse's short stories channel McCarthy's enviable skill at painting pictures and setting scenes with mere human language."

For the entire review, go here.

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Sunday, June 12, 2011

Conrad William's Fandagoes

Conrad Williams
Conrad Williams and I share a bunch of almosts. We almost worked with the same publisher. We almost were in the same anthology (although we've since been in several together). We almost met one time. Regardless of the almosts, Conrad is the real deal. When I went looking for people to read and hopefully provide comments on Multiplex Fandango, Conrad was one of my peers whom I desperately wanted to hear from. He's talented beyond belief and more a master of the subtleties of fiction than I will ever be. So his words mean a lot to me.

Here's what he says about Multiplex Fandango:

'Weston Ochse is a mercurial writer, one of those depressingly talented people who are good at whatever they turn their hand to. Multiplex Fandango is as wild as the title suggests. It is at times infuriating, complex, moving and bananas. Above all, it is very, very good.' -Conrad Williams, August Derleth and International Horror Guild Award Winner

For those of you who don't know, Conrad lives in Manchester, England. He has a Main Coon, which is the feline equivalent of a Great Dane. He's won the August Derleth Award for Best Novel, the International Horror Guild Award and the British Fantasy Award.  His most recent novel is Loss of Separation.

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This book is currently available for pre-order.

Don't forget to click on one of Conrads books too.

Loss of Separation
OneThe Unblemished