Some award stuff...


  • Bram Stoker Award for First Novel 2005 - Scarecrow Gods

  • Buffalo Screams International Film Awards Original Screenplay 2009 - Border Dogs

  • Winner of Adventure or Drama Fiction Award from the N.M.-Arizona Book Awards 2013 - SEAL Team 666

  • Winner of Fiction Sci Fi Award from the N.M.-Arizona Book Awards 2014 - Age of Blood

  • Winner of Adventure or Drama Fiction Award from the N.M.-Arizona Book Awards 2015 - Reign of Evil

  • Winner of Fiction Sci Fi Award from the N.M.-Arizona Book Awards 2019 - Burning Skyl


  • Pushcart Prize - Appalachian Galapagos

  • Bram Stoker Award Finalist for Long Fiction 2008 - Redemption Roadshow

  • Bram Stoker Award Finalist for Short Fiction 2009 - The Crossing of Aldo Rey

  • Bram Stoker Award Finalist for Fiction Collection 2011 - Multiplex Fandango

  • Bram Stoker Award Finalist for Short Fiction 2012 - Righteous


what folks are saying about me...

“Weston is one of the best authors of our generation."Brian Keene, Bram Stoker Award-winning author The Rising

“Weston Ochse is to horror what Bradbury is to science fiction — an artist whose craft, stories and voice are so distinct and mesmerizing that you can't help but be enthralled.”Dani Kollin, Prome- theus Award-winning author of The Unincorporated Man


"SEAL Team 666 is like X-Files and Torchwood written by Tom Clancy: ingenious, creepy, and entertaining."Kevin J. Anderson, #1 inter-national bestselling author of Death Warmed Over

Weston Ochse is a mercurial writer, one of those depressingly talented people who are good at whatever they turn their hand to.”Conrad Williams, August Derleth and International Horror Guild Award Winner

"Weston Ochse has always been a wised-up, clued-in, completely trustworthy writer of high-action fiction that deserved a wider audience, and SEAL Team 666 is his breakthrough book. Here, every story-line is as taut as a gunfighter's nerves, and individual scenes pop like firecrackers. I raced through this novel and when it ended, I wanted more."—Peter Straub, New York Times bestselling author of In the Night Room


"Weston Ochse is perhaps the fiercest and most direct of the latest generation of dark fiction writers. I watched awestruck year by year as the bright candle of his talent grew into a roaring bonfire of brutally honest output, matched only by his deep empathy for the human condition."Rocky Wood, author of Stephen King: A Literary Companion

“Bone Chase is one of my favorite books of the year. Ochse didn’t write this story, he drove it, both hands tight to the wheel, with the assurance, insight, and nerves of a boss.” - Josh Malerman, New York Times best selling author of Bird Box and Malorie

Blurb of the Moment


"Ochse's writing finds the beauty in the language of brutality, which will appeal to fans of Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy." - Booklist on Burning Sky



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