Todd Mitchell

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In high school I was voted "Most Likely To Go Insane." I don't think I've succeeded in that department yet. As far as I know, I write books and teach creative writing at Colorado State University. This goes to show that we can't all live up to our high school expectations.

My most recent book, THE LAST PANTHER, just came out in fall of 2017 with Random House. Here are some early reviews. I hope you'll check it out:

"BRILLIANT! A boldly original, profoundly wise, deeply moving book. It’s a rare gift to any reader, as well as to our planet."
—T. A. Barron, author of the Merlin Saga

"A powerful tale." —KIRKUS

"Told in vivid, heartbreaking detail and filled with strong, developed characters ...tackles an important theme in a compelling way." —BOOK
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For all you writers out there, this is from Robert McKee, the guru of story:

"Life teaches that the measure of the value of any human desire is in direct proportion to the risk involved in its pursuit. ...For we not only create stories as metaphors for life, we create them as metaphors for meaningful life —and to live meaningfully is to be at perpetual risk."

Here's another, more pragmatic, tip... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on February 27, 2012 08:51 • 263 views • Tags: author-visits, quotes, risk, story, writing-quotes
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"A cautionary tale about the perils of humanity's large ecological footprint disguised as a dystopian novel."
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"Appropriate for: age 12+

I love animals and I love that this book brought awareness to the plight of animals. If you have a sensitive child DO NOT let them read this book. There are multiple animal deaths and it saddened even me, an adult. " Read more of this review »
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More of Todd's books…
“It was the people who tried to seem normal all the time who were really messed up”
Todd Mitchell, The Secret to Lying

“Most people would call me incompetent, clumsy, flawed..."

"A pearl is a flaw. A diamond is an accident of nature. In all of creation, there's nothing more precious than the unexpected deviation.”
Todd Mitchell, A Flight of Angels

“In order to know that you're dead, you have to be conscious. . . but if you're conscious, then you're not dead. the only thing you can know is being alive, so that's eternity.”
Todd Mitchell, The Secret to Lying

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Todd Mitchell Get your writing on.
5 authors. 5 genres. 5 quick writing exercises. Go if you dare.

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Todd Mitchell I'm new to Goodreads. Still trying to figure out how this all works, so if I do something silly, please don't taunt me too much.

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