Monthly Archives: February 2014

An Army officer sums up what makes Marines different

Great post over on Cpl. Beddoe’s site about what makes Marines different. It’s written by U.S. Army Col. Daniel F. Bolger.

Col. Bolger really hits the mark on much of his post. I don’t agree with all of it, but I do agree with most of it.

Here’s the link: An Army officer sums up what makes Marines different.

Love to hear your all’s thoughts in the comments, and hope you all have a great Friday.

Oh, and make sure you end the week strong. Don’t go punching the clock early. (Unless you haven’t punched it early in at least three weeks. Otherwise, lap those around you and either get one step closer to that raise or promotion, or take that next step in earning that big sale or new client.)

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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In the darkest moments, these people responded in the most beautiful ways

Sorry for the lack of posts lately, my friends.

I’ve been writing like a maniac on Mexican Heat, and finally finished it last night.

Anyway, I read this a week or so ago and saved it to share with you guys, but I’m just now getting around to doing so. Regardless, I hope it touches you the way it touched me.

In the darkest of moments, these people responded in the most beautiful ways.

Be kind to someone tomorrow (or tonight, if you can), and keep loving and believing in yourself.

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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Excellent book in the spirit of Stephen Hunter

I try to do avoid doing too much self-promo, but sales have dipped a bit and hell, I just closed the company that I fought my guts out on for nine years, so it’s been a bit trying of late. (Especially since I thought I would have “Mexican Heat” wrapped up by now.)

And while I’ve had some amazing friends and family members helping me keep my spirits up, there’s nothing like an honest compliment from someone you don’t even know.

So, to see the review below when I got home tonight? Wow, there just aren’t any words that can explain what that meant to me…

And for the reviewer to say that my book is in the spirit of Stephen Hunter and not just a “knockoff?” That really made my day. Hell, my week. (Full disclosure: “Point of Impact” by Stephen Hunter is one of my favorite books, and that book obviously influenced “Sold Out.”)

Read the review below, please, and go tell your friends what an “amazing” author I am… : )

Amazon Review Link: Excellent book in the spirit of Stephen Hunter.

(Oh, and if you have read “Sold Out” or “Little Man, and the Dixon County War” and haven’t left a review, please leave one. Honest reviews on Amazon help authors so much. Thanks a million!)

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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