JournalStone Publishing (JSP) President, Christopher C. Payne has announced the signing of a contract with award winning author, Weston Ochse (represented by literary agent Robert Fleck) for the publication of his new novel, Halfway House, tentatively set for release in Summer of 2014.

About the Book: Genre: Supernatural Thriller/Urban Fantasy. Sun and surf meets spirits , brujas and LA street gangs in an action-packed but thoughtful supernatural novel about family, history, legends, and the dangers of not letting go. For Bobby Dupree, an epileptic loner from a Memphis orphanage on a journey to find out if he really is the son of the King, Los Angeles holds more opportunities and more dangers than he imagines. Hooking up with an old surf bum nicknamed ‘Kanga’, he finds himself embroiled in a 20 year long rivalry, a gang turf-war, and a spiritual mystery that only his ‘handicap’ can unravel.

About the Author: Weston Ochse (pronounced ‘Oaks) lives in Southern Arizona. His work has won the Bram Stoker Award for First Novel in 2005, been a finalist in several categories for this same award, been nominated for a Pushcart Prize for Short Fiction in 2003 and won the Buffalo Screams International Film Festival Original Screenplay Competition in 2010. 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. His novels include Empire of Salt and Blood Ocean (Abaddon Books/Rebellion Entertainment), and SEAL Team 666 (just released from St. Martin’s Press in Nov 2012). Weston holds Bachelor’s Degrees in American Literature and Chinese Studies from Excelsior College. He earned a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from National University. Weston is a retired U.S. Army intelligence officer.

JournalStone Publishing is a small press publishing company, focusing in the Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror genres in both the adult and young adult markets. JSP also owns and operates the Hellnotes website, offering daily news and reviews of interest to genre readers and fans, and Dark Discoveries Magazine, a slick, full color, distinguished and internationally distributed quarterly magazine. JournalStone publishes in multiple book formats and markets their authors on a global level. They are also active with major writer’s groups, including the Horror Writers Association (HWA), and produce a monthly newsletter with exposure to thousands of people.

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