Doctor Doom's Guide to the Universe and Special Rules for the Burial of Christian Insects
Presented by author Weston Ochse this patriotic and sometimes profane narrative relays his real and not so real experiences in U.S. Army basic training, taking aspects of poetry slams, cadence calling, and call and response to deliver a story about one young man's indoctrination into the world's largest street gang -- The U.S. Army.
Weston Ochse (pronounced 'Oaks) (1965 - Present) lives in Southern Arizona with his wife, and fellow author, Yvonne Navarro, and Great Danes, Pester Ghost Palm Eater and Goblin Monster Dog. For entertainment he races tarantula wasps, wrestles rattlesnakes, and bakes in the noonday sun. His work has won the Bram Stoker Award for First Novel and been nominated for a Pushcart Prize for short fiction. His work has also appeared in anthologies, magazines and professional writing guides. He thinks it's damn cool that he's had stories in comic books.
Weston holds Bachelor's Degrees in American Literature and Chinese Studies from Excelsior College. He holds a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from National University. He has been to more than fifty countries and speaks Chinese with questionable authority. Weston is a black belt in Tae Kwon Do, a purple belt in Ryu Kempo Jujitsu and a green belt in the Hawaiian martial art of Kuai Lua.
Visit him online at www.westonochse.com