Saturday, June 23, 2012

Joey Pinkney is a pro at interviewing authors!

5 Minutes, 5 Questions With… Author Glenn Langohr, author of Roll Call (Volume 1)

by Joey Pinkney on June 23, 2012 Exclusive Interview
5 Minutes, 5 Questions With…
Author Glenn Langohr, author of Roll Call (Volume 1)
(Lock Down Publishing)
Roll Call is a true prison story with a cast of characters that include Mexican drug cartels, Southern California street gangs and Hell’s Angels all fighting for their piece of the drug culture. In the middle of it all, B.J. is hell bent for destruction until he realizes his destiny in the nick of time.
Add a good detective squeezed out of the loop by an overzealous narcotic detective, a robust prison union trying to call the shots, a handful of drug criminals trying to find their conscience, and you have the perfect recipe for a revolutionary uprising, bound by blood, all leaving the reader wondering, who are the real criminals?
Joey Pinkney: Where did you get the inspiration to write Roll Call?
Author Glenn Langohr: The Lord. Who else could bless me with the ability to turn 10 years of prison time for drug charges into modern pulp thrillers about the drug war?
JP: What sets Roll Call apart from other books in the same genre?
GL: The perspective. I write from the inside of the Criminal Justice system out. Almost all of the other crime writers study drug related crimes, I lived it.
JP: As an author, what are the keys to your success that led to Roll Call getting out to the public?
GL: First you have to write stories that grab the reader’s emotions and move them. That will bring the word of mouth and great reviews. From there, it’s networking with established names like Joey Pinkney.
JP: As an author, what is your writing process? How long did it take you to start and finish Roll Call?
GL: Once I get the introduction to another book in motion, I wake up at 4 am to write. I write until the flow stops and start pacing until it comes back. Eventually, as the story moves forward and the characters and what motivates them comes to life, I see how it will end in my sleep.
My first novel, Roll Call, is such a deep and political look into the drug war that it took seven years. The sequel, Upon Release took one year. My prison thrillers take a couple of months.
JP: What’s next for Author Glenn Langohr?
GL: Besides writing, I’m becoming an activist for prison reform. My vision is to have a foundation that sends instructional writing guides to prisoners.
That which doens’t kill you makes you stronger. But if you’re going in the wrong direction you’re just getting more lost.

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  1. It is an honor and a pleasure to work with you, Glenn. Keep up the compelling writing.

  2. Great review. I like Joey's style as well. Short and to the point.