Crissi Langwell

Biography

Crissi Langwell lives in Petaluma, California with her husband and their blended family of three kids, as well as two whiny cats and a ridiculous teenage dog.
Her books include novel A Symphony of Cicadas, novel Forever Thirteen, poetry book Everything I Am Not Saying, and a collection of true parenting stories titled Golf Balls, Eight Year Olds & Dual Paned Windows.

Visit her website at CrissiLangwell.com.

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


Books

Golf Balls, Eight Year Olds & Dual Paned Windows
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 48,390. Language: English. Published: June 7, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Parenting » Divorce and children, Nonfiction » Relationships and 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: $4.99 USD. Words: 85,110. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Literature » 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
You set the price! Words: 83,630. Language: English. Published: February 25, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Literature » 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.

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