Indie Author | Writer | Storyteller
Welcome to my website
I always thought that I had at least one book in me, or so the saying goes, and that first book was Operation ARGUS, almost four years in the making. I wanted to continue the story and expand through its sequel, Bikini Bravo, both international thrillers, and the writing bug took hold!
Book number three, Cold Courage tells the incredible story of Shackleton's Trans-Antarctic Expedition of 1914 and all that was happening in those extraordinary times.
Book number four is Northern ECHO which is a social commentary of the Punk Rock revolution, growing up in the north of England during those unprecedented times.
All my books are published through iUniverse and are available on many online retail stores including iUniverse, IndieBound, Amazon and many many more. Also available for wholesale through Ingram Global Distribution.
1. Operation ARGUS (2018)
2. Bikini BRAVO (2019)
3. Cold COURAGE (2019)
4. Dramming (TBC)
5. Northern ECHO (Coming Soon, 2020)
6. Foxtrot OSCAR (Scheduled for 2021)
7. Gipsy MOTH (Due 2021)
Welcome to my site and I do hope you enjoy the stories and how they come to life.
A BIT ABOUT ME
Willy Mitchell was born in Glasgow, Scotland. He spent a lot of time in bars as a kid growing up, in his youth and into adulthood. He always appreciated the stories. Some true, some imagination and some delusional. But these stories are true. Willy Mitchell was there!
A shipyard worker, he headed down from Scotland to Yorkshire with his family to work in the steel mills. He retired and turned to write some of the tales that he had listened to over all those years and focused on bringing those stories to life.
It's the final months of the 2016 campaign for the United States presidency. There is no question that the world is on edge. Mitch is a former British Special Air Service leader who is cautiously going about his life and business. In the international thriller, Mitch and a group of friends become intertwined in a complex mystery involving a drug cartel, the CIA, IRA, and the Russian mob while investigating a couple of mysterious deaths of former colleagues.
Are you ready for the truth?
Bikini Bravo is my second book and sequel to Operation ARGUS. A complex group of collaborators plot to take over the 6th largest oil-rich nation in Africa. Money, greed, power all motivate these different parties fueled with corruption, deceit and hidden under a dark veil of Maskirovka. Mitch and his daughter Bella lead the struggle against these dark forces at work.
Are you ready for the truth?
Cold Courage starts with Willy Mitchell's grandfather meeting with Harry McNish in Wellington, New Zealand in 1929. In exchange for a hot meal and a pint or two, McNish told his story of the Endurance and the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition of 1914.
According to legend, 1913, Sir Ernest Shackleton posted a classified advertisement in the London Times:
MEN WANTED: For a hazardous journey, small wages, bitter cold, long months of complete darkness, constant danger, safe return doubtful. Honor and recognition in case of success.
According to Shackleton, that advert attracted over 5,000 applicants, surely a sign of the times.
This is the story of the Endurance, the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition of 1914, and all that was happening in those extraordinary times.
Due for Release: October 2020
A novel and social commentary around growing up in the North of England during the Punk-Rock era.
The youth of the time was disillusioned, with little prospect of jobs, of a career or a future, and as the Punk-Rock scene spread over the Atlantic from New York, it changed into a movement and a commentary on the state of the country and mood of society.
No future, no rules, rip up the rule book and start again, the Punk-Rock movement was an unlikely catalyst and contributor to change in Great Britain at the time.
Mitchell takes the reader on a sometimes humorous, eye-opening journey through one of the most interesting times in modern British history, a musical, political and social revolution.