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About Crissi Langwell

Blended family mom to three teens, author of a bunch of books, and owner of the kind of dog only a mom would love.

“The Last Gods of Indochine” tells tale with 600-year link

Longlisted for the Man Asian Literary Prize, "The Booker of Asia,” this beautifully written story follows the lives of two people separated by six centuries, but are linked by a common curse.

By | April 26th, 2017|0 Comments

Petaluma author’s secret to success: Wake up early

Having written eight books (with two more coming soon), Petaluma author Crissi Langwell lives what she labels “a hectic but rewarding life.

By | April 25th, 2017|0 Comments

Poem: Best Boast of the West Coast

Recently, Santa Rosa was named the microbrew capital of the US, and Sonoma County received a perfect score on the American Lung Association’s latest air quality report card for California. Upon learning about these reports, local resident Max Wilmarth felt inspired to put pen to paper, and he sent us a poem about the recent rankings.

By | April 25th, 2017|0 Comments

Hone your craft at this year’s Mendocino Coast Writers’ Conference

If you’re looking for inspiration for your next novel, and believe you’ll think better with a spectacular view, then you won’t want to miss this year’s Mendocino Coast Writers’ Conference.

By | March 31st, 2017|0 Comments

“Bid Time Return,” the novel a book thief read 25 times

Earlier this week, a Montana library received quite the surprise when one of their lendable books, “Bid Time Return,” by Richard Matheson, was returned after 35 years.

By | March 30th, 2017|0 Comments

10 books to read on National Day of Unplugging

Unplug this weekend with one of these highly recommended books.

By | March 2nd, 2017|3 Comments

Dine with local authors in Santa Rosa on Feb. 13

This Monday is your chance to rub elbows with a few of Sonoma County’s local authors.

By | February 9th, 2017|0 Comments

“Living Love,” a book that shares the ancient teachings of yoga

This book offers simple practices that can resolve, solve, clarify, heal, purify, fend off confusion, dispel error and light the way.

By | February 6th, 2017|0 Comments

‘Bucket List Adventures,’ by Petaluma’s Sugo Trattoria owner, Annette White

I'm sure we've all started a list, whether mental or written down, of things we'd like to accomplish before our time is up. But do you have a plan for actually doing any of the things on your list? Annette White, a Petaluma author and the owner of Petaluma restaurant, [...]

By | January 31st, 2017|0 Comments

Should authors self-publish or seek a traditional publisher?

It is said that everyone has a book inside them just waiting to get out, and thanks to advances in self-publishing, getting that book out is easier now than ever. But is that really the best avenue?

By | January 24th, 2017|12 Comments