Monthly Archives: April 2014

A Fan Asked Mike Rowe For Life Advice… His Response is Perfect

There’s a lot of wisdom in this…

A Fan Asked Mike Rowe For Life Advice… His Response is Perfect.

Stan R. Mitchell

Oak Ridge, Tenn.

P.S. If you enjoy fast-paced books, you just might like my works. “Sold Out” tracks the life of a legendary Marine Sniper after a CIA unit decides to kill him for reasons of national security. “Little Man, and the Dixon County War” tells the uphill fight a young deputy faces after surviving three years of war only to find himself in the sights of a mighty cattle baron. And “Soldier On,” a short novel, follows the lives of several German soldiers in a depleted infantry company trying to make it through the final, miserable months of World War II.

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Gen. Zinni and I go way back…

Wow! Just saw this link below!!!

Yes, yours truly is being quoted as part of the editorial reviews for this hardcover book that was just published out of New York. If you flatter me enough to look, click on the link and scroll down to “Editorial Reviews” and I’m the fifth one down. And for those keeping track, that’s only:

[ ] Three down from Gen Anthony Zinni, former CENTCOM Commander.
[ ] Two down from Small Wars Journal.
[ ] One down below War on the Rocks, an influential magazine for analysis, commentary, and debate on foreign policy and national security issues.

Then, there’s me. Yes, little ole’ me. They quoted from a book review I wrote a couple months ago.

Now, I could pretend they asked me to quote that, or orchestrated the words I wrote, or even, well, even just informed me they were going to use it because I mattered that much! lol : )

But the truth is they didn’t. So, I’m not like VIP, big shot yet, but man, quoted on the same page as Gen. Zinni?

Or, even quoted at all as if I matter?

I’ll take it!!!!!

And in all seriousness, I owe you guys.

My book sales have set an all-time record this month, and there’s still like five days left to go and I haven’t even dropped my next novel Mexican Heat down yet. So, a super huge (SUPER, SUPER HUGE) thank you to all those who have believed in me, supported me, read me, touted me, and shared me!

Thankfully, my sales and fiction career continue to climb nicely and I’m as hungry and motivated as ever. Look out fiction world! The little engine that could is about to bust out onto the scene big time!

Thanks again everyone for letting me jabber on about this. And I apologize for being so dad-gone excited about it! I feel as excited as the time I talked back and forth with a Three-Star General in January of last year!

Stan R. Mitchell

Oak Ridge, Tenn.

P.S. If you enjoy fast-paced books, you just might like my works. “Sold Out” tracks the life of a legendary Marine Sniper after a CIA unit decides to kill him for reasons of national security. “Little Man, and the Dixon County War” tells the uphill fight a young deputy faces after surviving three years of war only to find himself in the sights of a mighty cattle baron. And “Soldier On,” a short novel, follows the lives of several German soldiers in a depleted infantry company trying to make it through the final, miserable months of World War II.

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How to beat stress and boost happiness

Here’s a great visual chart on beating stress and boosting happiness that’s a quick read. (It’ll take you just two or three minutes, most likely.)

How to beat stress and boost happiness.

Keep the faith,

Stan R. Mitchell

Oak Ridge, Tenn.

P.S. If you enjoy fast-paced books, you just might like my works. “Sold Out” tracks the life of a legendary Marine Sniper after a CIA unit decides to kill him for reasons of national security. “Little Man, and the Dixon County War” tells the uphill fight a young deputy faces after surviving three years of war only to find himself in the sights of a mighty cattle baron. And “Soldier On,” a short novel, follows the lives of several German soldiers in a depleted infantry company trying to make it through the final, miserable months of World War II.

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“Little Man, and the Dixon County War” earns a sweet write-up/review

Western Fiction Review wrote up a sweet review of Little Man, and the Dixon County War.

The website wrote:

“If it’s action you want in a western then this book should be on your too read list. Descriptions of places and people are kept to a minimum so the story moves swiftly from one fight to the next. With the hero Paul, Little Man, Zachary going up against one hundred adversaries you don’t need me to tell you that this book contains an impressive death toll.

“… taking on such a large number of gunhands does force him to round up a very small number of men to ride with him and these men are great characters in themselves.

“The story is gritty and held my attention well and on reaching the end I was left hoping Stan R. Mitchell will write a sequel soon.”

You can read the full review here: Western Fiction Review’s of Little Man and the Dixon County War.

Keep the faith,

Stan R. Mitchell

Oak Ridge, Tenn.

P.S. If you enjoy fast-paced books, you just might like my works. “Sold Out” tracks the life of a legendary Marine Sniper after a CIA unit decides to kill him for reasons of national security. “Little Man, and the Dixon County War” tells the uphill fight a young deputy faces after surviving three years of war only to find himself in the sights of a mighty cattle baron. And “Soldier On,” a short novel, follows the lives of several German soldiers in a depleted infantry company trying to make it through the final, miserable months of World War II.

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U.S. Special Forces struggle with record number of suicides

I wasn’t happy to see this story come across my radar.

U.S. Special Forces struggle with record number of suicides.

The U.S. has almost 60,000 service members across the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps special operations commands and the article lists two primary reasons the suicides are so high:

  • “Members of the closely knit special operations community often fear that disclosing their symptoms will end their careers.”
  • “Additionally, the shrinking size of the U.S. armed forces has put additional pressure on soldiers, whose sense of community and self-identity is often closely tied to their military service.”

Keep the faith,

Stan R. Mitchell

Oak Ridge, Tenn.

P.S. If you enjoy fast-paced books, you just might like my works. “Sold Out” tracks the life of a legendary Marine Sniper after a CIA unit decides to kill him for reasons of national security. “Little Man, and the Dixon County War” tells the uphill fight a young deputy faces after surviving three years of war only to find himself in the sights of a mighty cattle baron. And “Soldier On,” a short novel, follows the lives of several German soldiers in a depleted infantry company trying to make it through the final, miserable months of World War II.

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