Hope everyone is doing well! I wanted to share a few quick things.
First, don’t forget that Christmas is just around the corner. It stayed warm well into November this year, so it’s slipping up on us faster than normal. But that doesn’t change the reality. And I know most guys start shopping for it about two weeks for now. But having said that, let me say, “Guys, don’t do that again this year.”
Can’t you remember the long lines, crazy parking lots, and “out of stock” signs you saw last year? You know, the ones that caused you to drive across town to the other store with the long lines and crazy parking lots? Hey, I’m guilty of it, too. So, start brainstorming now and at least compile a list in the next few days of what you’re buying for whom. And, maybe start shopping next week, instead of two weeks from now. : )
Trust me, you’ll thank me if you jump on it a week earlier this year.
Speaking of shopping, I’ve got to put out there the obvious: my books make excellent gifts for some of those on your list. Especially veterans! So if your father, brother, nephew, sister, mother, or niece served, I’m pretty sure they’d enjoy Sold Out, the first book in the Nick Woods series. The tactics are realistic, the pace is fast, and the book has more than 400 reviews, having spent much of the past four years in the Top 100 in its genre.
Plus, Sold Out is only $10.99, ships in plenty of time for Christmas, and they’ll even gift wrap it for you. Not to mention, you’d be supporting a veteran and all-around good guy. I think. : )
I also wanted to mention that if you’re going to be buying something at Amazon for someone, I’d really appreciate it if you came back to this page and clicked the Amazon banner in the upper-right corner. By using that link, a small percentage of your purchase will go to me since you used my referral link. It’s not a lot, but it can add up. And it’s a great way to support my journey. : )
Finally, I wanted to end the post by saying I’m going to be starting a series of posts called, “My time in the Corps.” These will be funny or inspirational stories, which will also teach some valuable lessons, I hope.
I’m going to be posting these about every two days — at least, that’s the goal. I also plan to do them in two formats: here, in written word, and also on YouTube, on my channel. So, if you’d prefer to save yourself some reading, or just prefer to hear me tell them, you can subscribe!
Stan R. Mitchell
P.S. People always ask how they can best support me as I attempt to reach my dreams. Besides telling people about my books, there are two easy ways: First, you can buy me a coffee, if you’d like. Just click this PayPal link and make a small contribution. : ) Or, you can use the Amazon link on the upper right corner when you shop with Amazon! By clicking the image to go to the Amazon homepage, a small percentage of your purchase will go to me since you used my referral link. It’s not a lot, but it can add up. Thanks so much!!!
Stan R. Mitchell, author and prior Marine, is best known for his Nick Woods Marine Sniper series, which has remained in the Top 100 on Amazon for more than three years. The series has also been picked up by Audible.com for a multi-book audio deal. Additional works include a Western thriller, detective series, and World War II story.