His time in prison, and the life he turned around afterwards, form the basis of Glenn Langohr’s writings. Learn how he got all seven of his books in the top 100 of their categories and what you can learn by studying other authors.
1. Pretend for a moment I’m a reader looking for my next book. Pitch me your book in five to ten sentences.
Curious about the drug war, gangs, or the atmosphere in the hardest core prisons in California? I take you on a journey from a runaway childhood, to addict and drug dealer, into the drug war for an inside look at Mexican cartel wars, corrupt narcotic detectives and a California Prison Union bent on breeding bigger criminals. Here’s a couple of reviews for my crime thriller, Underdog (Prison Killers Book 4).
“Ex-con Langohr can describe the hell of life inside better than any other writer. His vivid passages on just surviving in prison describe a nightmare we’d rather not know about. He compares the plight of abandoned dogs, locked and horribly mistreated in rows of cages in animal shelters, to California prison inmates, locked and abused in the same cages. Not a book for the faint of heart. We who sleep peacefully in our beds at night, unaware of the savagery going on behind prison walls, can only thankfully say: ‘There, but for the grace of God, go I’.” John South, American Media
“With lazer-like precision Glenn Langohr lays bare the festering under-belly of our criminal justice system in a driving, graphic narrative that somehow finds the humanity in this most inhuman setting.” Phillip Doran, TV Producer and Author
2. What motivated you to become an indie writer?
My first novel Roll Call was written from prison and when I got out, I read the Publishing Guide for Dummies and studied a lot of other self-publishing guides. What I learned excited me to the point I went with Amazon and Createspace to put it in print and on the Kindle.
3. Have you been traditionally published? Why or why not?
For all seven of my books, I’ve gone indie. I love the control and freedom of being able to lower the prices, personally engage with readers, and not have to give most of the profits away. I have published a few articles about the drug war and prison conditions in magazines to build up the expert status on the subjects.