Just wanted to let everyone know that I’ve completely reworked the original book, “Little Man, and the Dixon County War.”
It was one of my first books I ever published, way back in 2012, and recently it had started selling a bit again on its own. I was pleased by that, but then re-picked it up one day to skim it to see what all the fuss was about — a dangerous thing for an author to do — and I was horrified that it wasn’t anywhere near my present standard.
So, being the author that I am, I just had to do a complete rework of it. (Now I know why Vince Flynn said he NEVER re-read his books after they were published. It’s a bit of a horrifying experience.)
Regardless, I was pleased to see that the bones of the book were there. It’s a great, rip-roaring ride. But it had some fluff, which I realized could be removed with the benefit of hindsight and distance.
I also found some places to ramp up the tension even higher.
For years I’ve heard feedback by email, Twitter, etc., that Little Man was one of their favor books of all the ones that I had written. But typically, Westerns don’t sell that well, so I was reluctant to get serious with writing another one.
But with this rewrite, I probably will get serious with Book 2 of the series.
Okay, I’ve babbled enough. If you’ve read and enjoyed it, I’d love it if you told your friends about the book. By email, facebook, Twitter, etc. I assure you, it’s better now than it was in its original form — and I don’t think the original form was that bad. (4.4 stars on Amazon with a 109 reviews.)
And if you’ve never picked Little Man up, give it a try. I think you’ll find it a heck of a ride. (And definitely one of the best twist/surprise endings I’ve ever written.)
Stan R. Mitchell
Stan R. Mitchell, a prior infantry Marine, is the author of ten, fast-paced novels. He’s sold more than 70,000 books, and his favorite authors are Vince Flynn, Tom Clancy, and Stephen King. If you’re looking for a quick, fun read, then click the link below to check out his books.