Gladiator is a crime memoir set in the California Prison System that houses a mixture of Mexican cartel members, Mexican mafia, Bloods, Crips, and thousands of other street gangs fighting for control. BJ, a determined and battle tested drug dealer serving time, struggles to survive and find redemption, without becoming a gang member.
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How is Writing In Your Genre Different from Others?
My writing is different because I write from the inside of the Criminal Justice system out. Instead of seeing the same old story through the eyes of the police or lawyers, I write from the perspective of the accused.
What Advice Would You Give Aspiring Writers?
Never give up. Write as soon as you get up and stay with it in bits and pieces all day until you go to sleep. Join groups to see how other writers are getting feedback. Learn how to rewrite the story once finished.
Glenn Langohr ran away from a broken home with a death wish 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 with Organized Crime charges. 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 and loves to reach out to other prisoners to help them turn their lives around. He speaks as a guest Lecturer at Criminal Justice 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, where in prison, an addiction is bred into an affliction much harder to escape.”
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What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I started writing my career through the back door. I ran away from a broken home my freshman year in high school and got into drugs. Instead of going to a University, I sold pot and pills to the students and slept on their couches. The Criminal Justice system interrupted me and I spent 10 years in prison and started writing from a cell in solitary to try to find redemption.