How my life changed on this day, seven years ago

I have to give huge props to Danah. She has helped me so much with my writing and my books. Besides helping with brainstorming, editing, and creating my covers and graphics, she's also proved a HUGE help with my characters. She gets characters better than anyone else I know.

Seven years ago, I went on a blind date with a woman I met on MySpace. It started like quite a few before it: with a meet up in a very public place at Panera. At the time, I was heavily in debt with a pretty bleak outlook for my company, but still absolutely convinced of my long-term success.

And I desperately wanted to find a woman who would overlook the $400 apartment and scary financial picture. A woman who’d believe in me and encourage me and support me, all while helping guide me through some troubled waters ahead on the horizon.

I found that and a whole lot more when I found Danah Akin Mitchell. I found a woman I could be silly with. A woman I could be real with.Danah date pic

Even better, I found a woman with a keener business mind than even I possess, and a woman that gets people and can discern trouble well before it arrives. She has an intuitive sense for how things should be handled, and an incredible understanding of character, which has done much for my writing career.

We’ve traveled some rough waters these past seven years, but I can’t imagine anyone else I’d rather have in the boat with me.

She’s my soulmate and my best friend, and I’m glad that even after seven years, we still make each other smile and laugh like we did that first night at Panera.

Keep the faith,

Stan R. Mitchell

About me: I’m a full-time, action-fiction author with books similar to Vince Flynn, Stephen Hunter, and Tom Clancy. I’m also a prior infantry Marine with Combat Action Ribbon, and a guy who spent 10+ years writing every day in the newspaper business. Please consider subscribing for email alerts — I mostly post about things that either motivate or inspire you.

P.S. You should really consider buying this book: The Shaolin Workout: 28 Days to Transforming Your Body and Soul the Warrior’s Way. It’s absolutely changed my life for the better.

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Stan R. Mitchell

About me: I’m a full-time, action-fiction author with books similar to Vince Flynn, Stephen Hunter, and Tom Clancy. I’m also a prior infantry Marine with Combat Action Ribbon, and a guy who spent 10+ years writing every day in the newspaper business. Please consider subscribing for email alerts — I mostly post about things that either motivate or inspire you.

P.S. You should really consider buying this book: The Shaolin Workout: 28 Days to Transforming Your Body and Soul the Warrior’s Way. It’s absolutely changed my life for the better.

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Stan R. Mitchell

About me: I’m a full-time, action-fiction author with books similar to Vince Flynn, Stephen Hunter, and Tom Clancy. I’m also a prior infantry Marine with Combat Action Ribbon, and a guy who spent 10+ years writing every day in the newspaper business. Please consider subscribing for email alerts — I mostly post about things that either motivate or inspire you.

P.S. You should really consider buying this book: The Shaolin Workout: 28 Days to Transforming Your Body and Soul the Warrior’s Way. It’s absolutely changed my life for the better.

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Keep the faith,

Stan R. Mitchell

About me: I’m a full-time, action-fiction author with books similar to Vince Flynn, Stephen Hunter, and Tom Clancy. I’m also a prior infantry Marine with Combat Action Ribbon, and a guy who spent 10+ years writing every day in the newspaper business. Please consider subscribing for email alerts — I mostly post about things that either motivate or inspire you.

P.S. You should really consider buying this book: The Shaolin Workout: 28 Days to Transforming Your Body and Soul the Warrior’s Way. It’s absolutely changed my life for the better.

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