Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Underdog By Glenn Langohr: Guest Post


Glenn Langohr Spoke To The Orange County Performing Arts Group About His Best Selling Prison Books

After being featured in the Orange County Register on the front page, Mel Menifee from the Cabaret Division of the Performing Arts in Orange County contacted Glenn to speak to their civic group.

After speaking to Mel on the phone, Glenn researched their website. "I couldn't believe what a perfect fit it was. Their mission statement, 'Through art, we believe cultural, racial and poverty divides can be broken down", is what I also passionately believe.

A few minutes into the speech, Glenn said, "I'm a best seller in the Kindle store on Amazon, but I need you guys to get me on TV, preferably the Oprah Winfrey channel so I can be a best seller in print as well!"

See video of Glenn speaking to the group:
Glenn explained how he started writing redemptive drug war and prison books from a cell in solitary confinement after running away from home as a 12 year old kid, "The law started catching up with me at 18 years old for selling marijuana."

Glenn went on to meet a meth dealer and started using the drug in hopes of being able to make all the money back law enforcement seized from him. He says, "I was stuck in a cycle of trying to make enough money to feel like I could quit the business."

Glenn explained, "I love to speak at colleges to Criminal Justice classes at Universities as a guest Lecturer and expert on the drug war and prison culture. I also hope to speak to kids in High Schools about the dangers of using drugs."

Glenn read a portion from his first novel Roll Call and the Kirkus Discoveries Nielson Media review from NY, "A harrowing, down-and-dirty depiction--sometimes reminiscent of Steven Soderbergh's Traffic--of America's war on drugs, by former dealer and California artist Langohr. Locked up for a decade on drugs charges and immersed in both philosophical tomes and modern pulp thrillers, Langohr penned Roll Call. A vivid, clamorous account of the war on drugs." --Kirkus Discoveries, Nielsen Business Media, 770 Broadway, N.Y Yk

Glenn Langohr also talked about his new Christian Prayer book that is in the top 5 in the Amazon Kindle store in prayer books. To purchase it in print or kindle go here~

After speaking to the group for 20 minutes, Glenn Langohr signed copies of his books and donated a few to their charity to auction off for underprivileged kids. He also answered questions about prison conditions.

To find Glenn Langohr's books and social media sites, or contact him for copies for review and interviews, go here:

To purchase Glenn’s books in print, kindle or audio in the UK

To contact Glenn on Linkedin ~ Glenn’s audio books for a free sample on Amazon~ 


Another one of Glenn Langohr's stunning memoirs--a brave,

unflinching account of life in

prison B.J and Damon are two White inmates who get involved in a gang war in a California

maximum security prison. The prison administration realizes B.J's sentence is up and they

blame Damon for calling the shots and use his gangland tattoos to send him to the Pelican Bay

Super Max.
Glenn Langohr's other books include: Roll Call, Upon Release, Race Riot, Lock Up Diaries,

Gladiator and Prison Riot

Glenn Langohr ran away from a broken home with a death wish and entered the drug war with abandon. Business with the Mexican Mafia and Hell’s Angels became a way of life until the Criminal Justice system interrupted him with Organized Crime charges.

In prison he was involved in riots and spent years in the hole. From solitary confinement he started writing and hasn’t stopped since. Now, he is an usher at his church and loves to reach out to other prisoners to help them turn their lives around. He speaks as a guest Lecturer at Criminal Justice colleges and writes articles for newspapers. “I want to show the world and the students and leaders of tomorrow, that we are only building bigger criminals by locking up low level offenders, where in prison, an addiction is bred into an affliction much harder to escape.”

The author will gift his books FREE from the Kindle store to those who can’t afford it.


1 comment:

Sylvia Kerslake said...

Great post Laurie, thanks for being part of the tour :)