Author Interview: Glenn Langohr
I met Glenn a few months ago, back on bookblogs.ning and found him so interesting that I decided to interview the guy. I was going to wait until I had his book,Underdog: Prison Killers book 4 but I haven’t been able to get to it as of yet with being out of town and all and away from my computer (I’m using my sister-in-laws), but now I’m figuring, why not share it right now?
Before I get to the interview I’d like to thank Glenn for taking time out of his schedule to do this interview and for being so patient with my slow behind. 🙂
TGR: Which actor would you want to portray you if your books were turned into movies?
Glenn: Christopher Walken
TGR: Ick, lol, sorry. But seriously, you couldn’t have picked Vin Diesle? Kidding. I like Walken’s acting… just not his face, lol. Okay, now use 3 words to describe your books.
Glenn: Intense…. Shocking… Revealing
TGR: Ohhh, now that’s a really good choice of 3 words. Pretty intense. Now, what was it that made you want to write about your life?
Glenn: I wanted to stop living the gangster life. As a runaway from a broken home at 12 years old I became addicted to hustling. The combination of drugs and money and how fast I could stack it became my life for 20 years. While fighting organized crime charges and a life sentence, I started writing from solitary confinement. It became a new addiction. I soon found out that it was a spiritual way to make better sense of an otherwise chaotic life. I now narrate all of my books into audio books and it is helping me develop as a writer.
TGR: What types of books do you read? And who is your favorite author(s)?
Glenn: I love to read thrillers, romance, young adult and classics. One of my favorite authors of all time is Lee Childs. Another one is Tami Hoag. There are so many others, including Danielle Steel. I’m a sucker for love stories.
TGR: Oh I love Tami Hoag, I listened to one of her audio books and fell in love. And I like the fact that you are a big sucker for love stories and young adult books. What is one common misconception people make about you as an author?
Glenn: Everyone wants to know how much of my books are true. That is the first question that the media asks. Since I write about the mafia and dirty cops I always answer, “I paint with the true colors of life on a fictional landscape.”
TGR: Don’t you just hate that, you talk about dirty cops and people question you. It’s like “listen here you dirty little mongrels, there are such things as dirty cops in this world. It’s not a secret.” What is one thing you hope readers take from reading one of your books?
Glenn: That the drug war is a war on people who have an addiction and are poverty stricken. Also, that we need more compassion.
TGR: … I’m not really the one to tell that people need more compassion… I’m not all that compassionate, lol. BUT, it is pretty true.
For those of you wanting more on Mr. Langohr here are some links to help you stalkers out. And again, a big thank you to Glenn for allowing me to interview him.