Monthly Archives: June 2014

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.

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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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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