My name is Stan R. Mitchell and I write fast-paced books — no, like REALLY fast-paced books — that are gripping, compelling, and full of twists and turns (so you better buckle up for the ride of your life).

I’ve written a dozen of them to date: military thrillers, police/detective mysteries (whodunits), war literature, a Western, and even a motivational self-help book. I’ve been fortunate to have sold more than 70,000 copies, to date, so thank you if you’ve purchased one of my books!

You can find all of my books here:

More about Stan R. Mitchell:


— Prior infantry Marine, who earned the rank of Sergeant and a Combat Action Ribbon in 1997. What are the details of your military career? | Tell us about your Combat Action Ribbon. What’s the story behind it?

— 10+ plus years in print journalism, 20+ years of creative writing. What makes you unique as a writer?

— Student of great fiction. Hater of slow-moving plots. See other FAQs.


“Mitchell’s writing style is sharp, snappy, cinematic, and impacts with the trauma of a hollowpoint to the head.” — Author Mark Allen


Mitchell tackles his writing with skill that will blow you away. He’s had thousands of reviews on Amazon and Goodreads, and all of his books average 4+ stars on Amazon.


Mitchell also writes two newsletters:

For regular doses of military news and foreign policy updates, including a podcast, see: The View from the Front

For positive, Lincoln-like political thoughts, full of kindness and hope, see: Thoughts from a Southern Gentleman.

You can also find me on TwitterMastodonPost NewsInstagram, and TikTok.