Hello! And welcome to my site!

My name is Stan R. Mitchell and I’m an author who writes fast-moving books. My favorite authors and influences include James Patterson, John Grisham, Vince Flynn, Lee Child, Tom Clancy, Stephen Hunter, and Robert B. Parker. If you enjoy reading any of these authors, you’ll more than likely like my books.

You can find all my books listed on Amazon at the following link, which includes links to ebooks, paper copies, and audiobooks:  .

I’ve been writing since I was a kid, and honed my fast-writing style with nearly fifteen years in the journalism biz. As a young boy, I used to love to read, but found most of the books I read to be boring and slow moving. Thus, I started writing. And I’ve always made it a point of pride to write tight books that race forward at a rapid pace and stay super exciting.

There’s always lots of action and you’ll usually find yourself saying, “I’m just going to read one more chapter before I turn the light off.” (The chapters are usually short.)

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Me, firing an H&K UMP45. Because I didn’t know police procedures as well as I knew military tactics, I attended a 10-week citizens’ police academy in 2016. We learned everything from finger-printing to investigation techniques, and I think the course really helped me with my detective book, “Take Down.” Accuracy in my books is crucial to me.

One other advantage I have as an author is I know a thing or two about guns and tactics, having served four years as an infantryman in the Marine Corps. You shouldn’t find many mistakes about guns or how things are in real life, as you so often do in other books that have been written by people who’ve never served or seen action.

To date, I’ve written seven books. I have four military action books, a police detective novel, a Western, and a World War II short novel told from the Germany perspective.

If you’re prior military, I recommend you start my Marine Corps sniper series about Nick Woods, which starts with the first book, Sold Out (Nick Woods, No. 1).” 

If you enjoy mysteries/detective books, I recommend you start with “Take Down, Detective Danny Acuff, 1-6.

If you loved Westerns such as “Lonesome Dove,” “Appaloosa,” “Tombstone,” or “Django Unchained,” then take a look at Little Man, and the Dixon County War.” Note: This is not your typical Western that moves slow. It’s a fast-moving thriller set in the Wild West. Tons of action. Screaming-fast pace. And even a love story wound in it to boot.

Finally, if you’re looking for a grueling World War II short novel, full of pain and suffering (and what it’s really, truly like to be an infantryman), check out “Soldier On.