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About Nelson Ottenhausen, President of Patriot Media, Inc.


Nelson O. Ottenhausen, a retired Army officer and an accomplished writer, is published nationally in periodicals and anthologies, with his latest poem, Out of Sane, appearing in a Siruss Poe anthology collection, Mind Mutations, released in 2005.

Also released in November of 2005 is a selected collection of his poetry and short stories, Flowers, Love & Other Things.

Several of his short stories have been published, and one, A Fish Story, is included in the popular Chicken Soup for the Soul series of books, Chicken Soup for the Fisherman’s Soul, now available in stores everywhere. His short story, Duty, appeared recently in the December/January issue of the Pensacola Today magazine. He has published two novels, Civil War II, released in May 2004, and The Blue Heron, released in October 2005. His latest novel, The Killing Zone: Evil’s Playground, is planned for release in early 2007.

Nelson is the founder of the Pen WISE Poets (Writers in Service to Education), a literary arts outreach program in the schools of Northwest Florida, which he managed from 1994 thru 1998, and in 1995, he was cited by Governor Lawton Chiles of Florida for this work. In October of 1995, he received a fellowship for his writings, and in August of the same year was appointed by Florida’s Secretary of State as one of only five poets throughout the state to the Directory of Visiting Artists.

He holds a Bachelor of Business Degree in Operations Management and a Masters of Business Administration Degree from Western Illinois University, Macomb, Illinois.

A native of northwestern Illinois, Nelson now resides in Gulf Breeze, Florida.

Nelson Ottenhausen
The Blue Heron by Nelson Ottenhausen
ISBN-13: 978-0984663873

The Blue Heron
Nelson Ottenhausen

List Price:
6" x 9" (15.24 x 22.86 cm)
Black & White on White paper
240 pages
Patriot Media Publishing
ISBN-13: 978-0984663873
ISBN-10: 0984663878
BISAC: Fiction / War & Military

The President of the United States asks Jake Kelly, “Do you know how to start a revolution in a dictator’s country? It’s easy, you kill the SOB.” 
Jake Kelly, a retired U.S. Army officer is ordered back to active duty to resurrect a dormant intelligence network in Cuba, and to launch a covert operation—code name Libertad—to overthrow the Cuban government. Jake’s best friend, Juan Guevara, volunteers to lead the assassination team to help eliminate Cuba’s dictator. 
The Blue Heron is the name of Jake’s powerful jet fast cabin cruiser and is also the code name for a U.S. military intelligence agent who once worked for Jake operating in Cuba. The Cuban Federal Police are highly interested in this agent and attempts are made to capture him alive.  
Jake’s fiancée and Guevara’s grandson are kidnapped by the most dangerous terrorist in the western hemisphere, forcing Jake into a dramatic rescue effort.

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The Killing Zone, by Nelson Ottenhausen
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THE KILLING ZONE: Evil’s Playground

Police Detective Daniel Patrick O’Malley is called out to investigate the death of a young woman in what appears to be an apparent suicide, but he soon discovers she is a victim in a series of bizarre murders.  While trying to decide how to bring the deranged serial killer to justice, Lt. O’Malley must deal with the intervention of a powerful politician whose daughter is a victim of the killer, as well as investigate the attempted murder of his best friend and police captain supervisor. He also struggles to cope with emotions concerning two different women in his life.





John Butler “Bull” Jackson organizes The United States People’s Constitutional Militia to bring down the administration of the President of the United States.  The plan; isolate the nation’s Capitol under the guise of martial law to free the nation from a corrupt federal government.  Using coercion and bribery of high ranking military and government officials, the organization infiltrates thousands of recently discharged veterans, sympathetic to the cause, back into strategic military positions to execute the plan.