Crissi Langwell


Crissi Langwell writes romance, women's fiction, and young adult novels that often feature strong female heroines and tell the story of the underdog. She pulls her inspiration from the ocean, and breathes freely among redwoods. She lives in Northern California with her husband and a spoiled and sassy cat.

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Smashwords Interview

What do your fans mean to you?
My fans mean everything to me! Writing can be such a lonely craft, and there are times when I am so frustrated with the story or the characters, and I wonder if it's even worth writing anymore. Then a fan will send me an encouraging word, like telling me how much one of my stories meant to them, and I remember why I'm doing this - to make a difference, and to share a glimpse of hope in human experiences. Without fans, I'd still have reason to write. But it would hold so much less meaning than it does with people who love my stories and want more of them.
What are you working on next?
Right now I'm working on the third and final installment of my Forever After series - the prequel to A Symphony of Cicadas and Forever Thirteen. Admittedly, I'm totally struggling with this one, as I have to be very careful how the story unfolds since all the events happen before stories already told. Following that, I have a rough draft of a story I wrote years ago and set aside, and I'm itching to dive into it and make it a book!
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Where to find Crissi Langwell online

Where to buy in print


Numbered: A Dystopian Romance
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 85,780. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2022. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Action/adventure
When Noelle and Ryder meet in the final 100 days of their lives, they couldn't be more different. And yet, they can't avoid their attraction, even as they know the timing is bittersweet. But when they discover a secret about the numbers, they wonder if time could be on their side after all. Set in 2050, Numbered is an end-of-life love story
Reclaim Your Creative Soul: The secrets to organizing your full-time life to make room for your craft
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 47,270. Language: English. Published: June 14, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Creativity
Learn the secrets to finding time for your creative endeavors, even while living a full-time life. "Reclaim Your Creative Soul" serves as a guide for busy people who are working a 9-5 job, raising a family, or are active in the community and would like to create more time for writing, art, or other creative outlets.
Come Here, Cupcake
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 92,400. Language: English. Published: October 4, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Take a taste and experience the magic! In the spirit of 'Like Water for Chocolate' and 'Chocolat,' Morgan Truly has developed the gift of infusing her feelings into her baking. The only thing is, she doesn't even know. The whole town becomes a whirlwind of emotion as this Bodega Bay baker experiences love, laughter, heartache and hard decisions.
Golf Balls, Eight Year Olds & Dual Paned Windows
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 48,390. Language: English. Published: June 7, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Parenting » Divorce & children, Nonfiction » Relationships & Family » Divorce
Short, humorous stories on the joys and perils of single parenting - from dealing with moody tweens to the (hilarious) hazards of single parent dating. Popular columnist and mom blogger Crissi Langwell shares stories from the home front in her experience as a single mom.
Forever Thirteen
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 85,110. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Visionary & metaphysical
After a terrible car accident with his mother, 13-year-old Joey is stuck in the afterlife, just like he is wedged forever at the awkward place between childhood and teenager. That fact alone seems overwhelming as he mourns the life he lost. But it’s the utter despair of his best friend left on earth that pulls him in and gives his in-between life a purpose to have died for.
A Symphony of Cicadas
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 83,620. Language: English. Published: February 25, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Visionary & metaphysical
A story of love, loss, and the emergence of hope is told through the life and death of Rachel Ashby, a woman who is caught in the afterlife following a tragic car accident. Unable to find her son, and mourning the end of a life she felt had just begun, Rachel is sent on a journey of self-discovery, learning more about herself in death than she ever knew in life.