Crissi Langwell

Crissi Langwell writes romance, women's fiction, young adult novels, and more. Her passion is the story of the underdog, and her stories include ones of determined heroines, family issues, free spirits and more. Beyond writing, Crissi is an avid bookworm, loves to meditate, and has tiny muscles from weight lifting. You have to look closely. She pulls her inspiration from the ocean, and breathes freely among redwoods. Crissi and her husband are both Northern California authors with day jobs. Currently they are kicking their kids out the nest (2 down, 1 to go!), and can't help spoiling their beautiful, bratty Maine Coon cat.

Update on querying For the Birds

I wrote this book with the full intention of experimenting with the traditional publishing process, so I expected to have to wade through the long process. But there’s a part of me that wants to scrap the whole thing and go back to self-publishing…

Hello from the writing cave. Miss me?

I’m sorry for my absence. I love writing here, but I don’t love rigid blogging schedules. I need to come up with something that falls between writing schedule and easy breezy. In the meantime, I have things to share!

Novel editing – done!

This weekend, I ignored the beautiful weather outside as much as I could and planted my butt in chair for two full days of solid editing.

Things My Haters Love

When I published my first book, I wasn’t a newbie to public critiques. I worked for a newspaper and wrote a column on parenting – two places where trolls live in the comments section. I knew how horrible people could be, and had developed a somewhat thick skin over it. Don’t get me wrong, it never feels good when someone publicly blasts your parenting decisions or even your children. But you just have to keep reminding yourself that trolls feed on creating a reaction. Delete, and move on. It’s different with reviews, though…

Novel research in Joshua Tree

Last weekend, my husband and I took a road trip to Joshua Tree as a weekend getaway and research for my next novel. Our trip to the desert included wind, rats, and big beautiful Joshua Trees, plus a few unexpected surprises….

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