I love to write. (You can find all of my books at this link.)
I’m also a super picky reader. I hate slow books, and I’m super ambitious, with my sights set on the very top of the fiction world.
Some of my favorite authors and influences are Vince Flynn, Tom Clancy, and Stephen King.
I once owned a business.
I once was an infantry Marine.
And here’s a piece of fiction that I wrote for you to sample. Hopefully, it’s both powerful and inspiring: The dreamer’s lament.
P.S. I love Shaolin Kung Fu and other styles of martial arts, such as Muay Thai and Isshinryu Karate.
The official BIO listed on Amazon
WRITING RECORD: Mitchell penned his first story at the age of nine. It described the courageous story of four young braves — lads barely sixteen years old — who fought a valiant campaign against encroaching white settlers, after their village chief capitulated and signed a lop-sided, unfair peace treaty. The tale spanned more than twenty pages, and Mitchell has been writing thrillers ever since that day. Following a military stint (see below), Mitchell raced off to college to major in English literature. He felt certain this would propel his writing to higher levels and advance his writing career. Instead, he learned he despised literature (except for Steinbeck and Hemingway), and needed to adjust his academic plans. Mitchell would go on to excel in the University of Tennessee’s journalism program, earning the Kelly Leiter Scholarship for academic excellence and professional promise in March 2001. After graduation, Mitchell published thousands of newspaper articles over the next decade, honing his writing skills during the day in the newsroom while still hammering away on several novels during the late hours of night. He would exit the field of journalism to become an author in 2012, publishing his break-out novel “Sold Out,” which traces the life of a retired Marine sniper who goes on a zealous rampage after his life is turned upside down. The high sales of “Sold Out” prompted Audible to sign a multi-book deal of the complete Nick Woods series. Since that launch, Mitchell has drawn up more than a dozen stories. Several of these are in the publishing pipeline and will be released soon.
MILITARY HISTORY: Mitchell entered the Marine Corps in 1995. He insisted his contract guarantee him the MOS of infantry, and he would serve all four years with Alpha Co., 1st Battalion, 8th Marines. Military peacetime highlights included: selection as Marine of the Quarter for the entire 2d Marine Division in the 4th Quarter of 1997; Honor Graduate of Corporal’s Course in December 1998; promotion to Sergeant in less than four years in 1999 (no small accomplishment in the infantry). Additionally, Mitchell earned a Combat Action Ribbon in 1997 while serving in Albania, where his unit helped evacuate more than 900 civilians who were in harm’s way (Operation Silver Wake.) Besides this mission into harm’s way, his platoon also served as the Covering Force for a special operations Force Recon group, which deployed with the 26th MEUSOC. In addition to working with Force Recon practicing Direct Action missions, his platoon had the privilege to operate with the Navy Seals, training at the art of fast roping and ship takedowns.