23 things people who love their lives are doing differently

Good evening, my fellow members of Mitchell’s Militia!

Hope everyone had a great 4th of July!

I have to say it really helped me recharge. Danah and I hung out with some friends on the 4th, and then spent the weekend catching up, resting, and taking care of some overdue chores around the home.

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10 Daily Habits of Exceptionally Happy People

Good Monday morning my fellow members of Mitchell’s Militia!

Hope you guys had a great weekend!

Here are ten quick slides to get your week off to a great start!

Keep the faith,

Stan R. Mitchell

Oak Ridge, Tenn.

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 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 finding 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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A positive attitude is contagious

Good Saturday afternoon my fellow members of Mitchell’s Militia!

Hope you guys are having a great weekend! I’m trying to push through yet more editing on Mexican Heat. I’ve got three people helping me make it shine as best it can, and despite the continued delays, I’m confident this is my best book yet.

So, what are you guys into this week? Let me know in the comments below! (You know I love keeping up with you all, so maybe tell me what you’re doing, what you wish you were doing, and what you wish you weren’t having to deal with.)

And here’s something definitely worth reading, in an effort to make our lives a little better!

A positive attitude is contagious.

(Hat tip, Gen. Michel @JohnEMichel)

Keep the faith,

Stan R. Mitchell

Oak Ridge, Tenn.

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 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 finding 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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My wife may outsell me…

As an artist — or certainly a writer — one of the most vulnerable and hardest things you can do is share your work. And especially sharing it that first time.

Tonight, my wife Danah completely made my night — maybe my year?! — by showing me her fiction work in progress!!! Oh my word was it good! And it so made my day that she would open herself up to showing me this…

It was truly special that she trusted me enough to show me this. As evidence, consider this: Even Stephen King threw away half of his first book “Carrie,” which his wife discovered discarded in the trash. That book would go on to earn Stephen King $200,000 when its paperback rights were sold.

Danah and I have an amazing marriage, relationship, and friendship, and while I’ve known for a while that she was writing something, to finally get to share that thing that we both love so much — storytelling — I just can’t even put it into words. (And it’s nice to know that not all the pressure to make it big is on Stan-o’s shoulders!)

Keep the faith,

Stan R. Mitchell

Oak Ridge, Tenn.

P.S. Please consider subscribing for email alerts of new posts.


 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 finding 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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Vince Flynn’s Mitch Rapp series will continue

Big news for all the Vince Flynn fans out there.

It was just announced his Mitch Rapp series will be continued.

Full announcement:

VINCE FLYNN’S MITCH RAPP SERIES WILL CONTINUE;
THE SURVIVOR TENTATIVELY SCHEDULED FOR 2015
Monday, June 23, 2014

The Vince Flynn Estate, along with Emily Bestler, Senior VP and Editor-in-Chief of Emily Bestler Books are excited to announce the decision to continue the Mitch Rapp series.

Bestler, who was Vince Flynn’s only editor throughout his entire career and whose imprint is a division of Simon & Schuster’s Atria Books, signed a three book deal with 47-year-old New York Times bestselling author Kyle Mills.

Mills was first published in 1997 and has penned 13 thrillers, most notably Fade and The Ares Decision.

Mills will complete The Survivor, the book Flynn was writing at the time of his death on June 19, 2013, and then write two additional Mitch Rapp novels. The Survivor is tentatively scheduled to release in the fall of 2015.

“I’m really honored to have been asked to continue the Mitch Rapp series,” Mills said, “Vince was a great guy who helped me out in my career and as a diehard Rapp fan, I know how devastated his readers are.  They’re big shoes to fill, but I’m looking forward to the challenge of continuing an iconic thriller character.”

“Vince and Mitch Rapp are so beloved by readers,” Bestler said, “It’s wonderful that we’ve found just the right partner to uphold the legacy of both.”

“To Vince’s wonderful fans, thank you for your love, support and patience, ” Vince’s widow, Lysa Flynn said, ” Vince was very proud of his team and we are confident that Kyle Mills will be a great addition. God bless and keep the faith!”

Pocket Books will be the paperback publisher of all three books, which will also be available from Simon & Schuster Audio and from Simon & Schuster UK in the UK, Australia, India and New Zealand.

For those who don’t know, Vince Flynn is by far one of my favorite authors.

And I haven’t read any books by Kyle Mills yet. Have any of you?

Keep the faith,

Stan R. Mitchell

Oak Ridge, Tenn.

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 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 finding 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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