Glenn Langohr


Glenn Langohr has a purpose: he writes to shine a light inside our prison systems and to help others turn their lives around. Before becoming a best selling author, Glenn Langohr ran away from a broken home 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. 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, speaks as a guest Lecturer at 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. In prison, an addiction is bred into an affliction much harder to escape." Help him show the world redemption is possible, buy and share his books.

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

Ask Glenn a question

Kirkus Discoveries, Nielsen Business Media

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 light fictionalization of his troubled life. “I went from obsessively pacing my cell and wondering and worrying about how I was actually going to get my attorney to defend me, and how many years this sentence would bring,” writes Langohr in an afterword, “to realizing that if I find a way to write what’s in my head, I can find a way out of this hole I had put myself in!” The book’s hero is Benny “B.J.” Johnson, a kid who grows up in a troubled home. His parents are essentially good, but they fight often. Eventually, his mother escapes, departing in a “small car with over a hundred thousand miles on it and some clothes.” From there, B.J.’s descent is all but inevitable—he hangs out with the wrong crowd and starts dealing. But the author is not content to tell the story from only the protagonist’s perspective. Instead, he toggles the angle like a master director, taking in the stories of American lawmen, Mexican dealers, outlaw bikers, prison guards, pawn-shop dealers and a dude named El Diablo who says things like, “I have a master plan that I am willing to share with you.” Roll Call makes for exciting reading—gunplay, covert operations and backhanded deals abound. The author succeeds by wisely using his experiences to fuel the narrative. A vivid, clamorous account of the war on drugs.

Where to find Glenn Langohr online


Roll Call by Glenn Langohr-A drug war novel
30 second video trailer for Roll Call by Glenn Langohr-Amazon Glenn Langohr 949 498 2174 ROLL CALL by Glenn Langohr 120,000 words/ 4 seasons- similar to Breaking Bad and Son’s of Anarchy with a redemptive twist. ISBN 978-1-4392-4608-5 14.99 paperback 2.99 kindle e-book

My 90 second vision for lockdownpublishing
While serving over 10 years in California's hardest core level 4 prisons I felt God inspiring me to turn what I'd been through into a blessing. The vision grew to helping other prisoners and I'm being blessed with their art for my book covers. Kirkus Discoveries related my first novel, Roll Call, to the drug war movie Traffic. I give an account of the progress in this video. God Bless


Roll Call book 1
Price: Free! Words: 116,170. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
It is good
Pelican Bay Riot
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 59,280. Language: English. Published: March 2, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime, Nonfiction » Politics & Current Affairs » Law enforcement
"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, T.V. Producer and Author Pelican Bay Riot is a compilation of four stories that take you into the most violent, deadly and bloody prison in California, the Pelican Bay S.H.U.
A California Pelican Bay Prison Story-Race Riot
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,800. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
As seen on Lock Up- A penetrating look inside of one California's most violent prisons. B.J, a drug dealer serving time, takes the reader on a never before seen, inside look at a California level 4 prison. The inner dynamics between prison guards, gang investigators and the Warden are on display along with the political climate between races and a war is brewing between the Mexicans and Blacks!

Glenn Langohr's tag cloud

Smashwords book reviews by Glenn Langohr

  • After The Storm on Feb. 05, 2013

    After The Storm by Claudy Conn Jennifer of Ashley Grange had once been a lively and mischievous girl. The past year she was but a shell of herself. Her best friend and fiance, Johnny, had died in the Battle of Waterloo. She would never love again. Instead of facing a Season, she agrees to a marriage of convenience. Can she ever be happy without feeling the guilt that she’s alive and Johnny is dead? Jason, The Earl of Danfield, has been left no choice. His father’s will would have him married by his twenty-ninth birthday or his younger step-brother would inherit. He despised the idea of his father ruling his life from the grave, but he needed his inheritance. When he meets Jenny, he realizes maybe marriage won’t be the worst thing in the world. Claudy Conn once again has written a great story. Full of suspicious could be villains, rogues and jealousy abounding. All kinds of characters to suspect of evil doing. This story even includes an old dark drafty castle right along with an evil step-mother. **Sexual content within marriage
  • Conversing with Salvation on March 28, 2013

    Conversing With Salvation by Stacie Wyatt is a beautiful, very short story about a mother with an autistic child. She is in her bed praying to the Lord for her child's salvation, and doesn't realize the Almighty is in bed with her listening. Stacie is a great writing her knows how to put her emotions on the page and bring her thoughts to life. There is power in words and even more power in the name of Jesus, so I hope she keeps writing.
  • Better Than The Best on June 01, 2013

    Better than the Best, by James Oh, is an inspirational masterpiece. His book is full of encouragement and direction. I found sound wisdom to break free of restrictions that have kept me from being my best. I like this quote from his book: "If you continuously compete with others,You become Bitter. But if you continuously compete with yourself, You become Better." Highly recommended. Glenn Langohr