North Coast Stories

My name is Crissi Langwell, and I’ve been an author since 2013 when I published my first novel (and a writer since many years before that). I now have 12 published books and counting, with genres that include romance, women’s fiction, young adult, and more. My favorite books to write (and read!) are love stories with heart. You can find my books at

I am a board member of Redwood Writers, my local community’s branch of the California Writers Club. I serve as the board vice president, newsletter editor, and social media manager. I was also editor-in-chief of our 2020 anthology, Sunset Sunrise: A Collection of Endings & Beginnings and 2021 anthology, Remember When. Along with writing, I currently work in marketing for a local real estate company. Before that, I worked for many years in the newsroom at Northern California newspaper, the Press Democrat, in the online department, and was part of the team that won a Pulitzer Prize in 2018 for our coverage of the local fire disaster.

When I first started out as a self-published author, the first thing I noticed was how dang expensive everything was! I mean, here I was, a penniless writer with a huge dream, and no idea how to do anything. And if I needed help with my book, I had to reach far into my bank account or max out my credit card to make it happen. Thousands of dollars later and no income to offset the costs, I knew something needed to be done.

After years of publishing my own books, I have learned the ins and outs of many aspects of self-publishing and have managed to save myself a lot of money. However, the issue still remains for many authors just starting out.

This is where we can help each other out. You’re looking for affordable help with building your author platform and getting your book publish-ready. I’m looking to build up my portfolio of clients and create a full time business doing what I love – helping indie authors.

Are you ready to take your book and author presence to the next level?

Here are the services I offer:

Print, eBook and Hardcover Book Interior Formatting

Manuscript Proofing
– search for typos in an already edited manuscript

Manuscript Copy Editing
– typos, spelling, punctuation, capitalization, grammar, and word usage

Book Cover design

Book Publishing Packages
– combined editing/design/upload services for one flat fee to get your book published.

Website Design
– Help with set up and/or design layout of a basic WordPress website. This includes website graphics and training so you can manage your own website. Ongoing assistance is also available for an additional fee.

Design elements
– social media graphics, newsletter templates, blog graphics, website graphics, etc

Please note, I take great pride in my work. So if I have taken the time to help you set up any part of your book or author platform, I will be sure to share it on my own social media pages!

Turnaround time on projects varies on my current workload.

If you are interested in ordering services and ready to discuss pricing, contact me today.

Thank you!