The gig at the Mitchell Sweatshop…

I merely recommend my wife to a fellow author friend looking for someone to design book covers, and below is how my wife responded. (Note: Pretty much everything she said is true…)

Danah Akin Mitchell: “Wait…you mean to tell me that people actually pay for book cover design? The gig at the Mitchell Sweatshop is that I get to eat so long as I work. Do they also pay for editors? Because I’ve been polishing this one turd for what seems like forever. I get paid in cheese puffs for that. Then I’ve been informed (on a neurotic daily basis) that the second I’m done editing I need to slap together an award-winning cover with the expectation being that “it shouldn’t take more than a couple of seconds.” Tell me, Mark! Do they have still have sunlight where you are?”

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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2 responses to “The gig at the Mitchell Sweatshop…

  1. Laughing hard over here!
    That girl knows how to shoot, move, and communicate. And Stan, you need to low crawl out of the hot zone and seek some cover and concealment.
    Kudos, Ms. Mitchell. Beaucoup kudos.

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