Author's Works



Quantum God: How Life Really Works



EXCERPT from Quantum God: How Life Really Works

Miracles are the way life is meant to work.

Quantum God tells about
• our true creative potential and how we shortchange ourselves,
• how our hopes and dreams, fears and feelings of inadequacy create our experiences,
• how to rise out of depression, victimhood, and blame to find joy and peace,
• how to believe in ourselves and live with confidence and optimism.

From the very first page Quantum God captivated me with the mysterious intricacies of existence. Langenberg has a brilliance that leads the reader into the realm of deep intuitive resonance. She weaves simplicity and complexity together in such a way that the point she makes is stimulating yet easily understood. If you want to discover what life is truly all about and be introduced to a new and deeper understanding of God, this book is a must-read.
~Rev. Duke Tufty, Senior Minister, Unity Temple on the Plaza

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Portraits of a Poet



EXCERPT from Portraits of a Poet

Through Spun Starflake

along the course of cosmic shores
through icy arc of comet tail,
the desert viper’s sliding trail
and echo of extinguished stars,
through lungfish, fern frond, spider lace
and crystallizing mammoth tusk,
through starflake spun in stellar dust
and monarch wing and panda face,

through time and all things gone before,
now this: one quiet tragedy—
a thrush egg on the forest floor,
storm-blown and cracked, life incomplete—
a small unraveled galaxy;
the universe lying at my feet.





The Painted Bible



EXCERPT from The Painted Bible

Matthew 5:14 - 16

Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set upon a hill cannot be hid.

Neither do men light a candle and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house.

Let your light so shine before men that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.






AWARDS and RECOGNITION

  • Merit Award, Franklin-Christoph 2011 Poetry Contest: "More Than Covering Ground"
  • First Place in Poetry, Kansas City Star; World Order of Formalist and Narrative Poetry
  • Terry Hoyland, Potpourri Poetry Editor: "You are one of the most underrated poets in the Midwest."
  • Dr. Margaret Clark, Kalliope: "I have formatted [your poem] ´Heroism´ as center-justified because it will be the first work in the journal. The two lines completely encapsulate my vision for the edition and, as center-justified, it creates the stark impact I desire to set the tone."
  • E. Luttrell, Screenwriter: "Your script’s the best comedy I’ve ever read that I haven’t written myself."
  • Formal Poetry Contest Sponsor and Judge for Whispering Prairie Press (2012)
  • Hoffer Award Poetry Judge (2011-12)

SELECTED CREDITS

Books
The Book of Great Beginnings: Two-hundred First Lines to Give Writers a Running Start; The Painted Bible; Portraits of a Poet; You Won’t Always Be Little, Tad; Wherever We Are…Unity; Lessons from the Brick Wall School (ms.); Quantum God: How Life Really Works (coming soon); Integrative Health Guide (coming soon)

National and International Publications
Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Gift of Christmas; Living with Preschoolers; The Nazarene Standard; RE:AL (Great Britain, Italy, Brazil); Red Candle Treasure Anthology: 1948 – 1998 (England)

Local and Regional Publications
Kansas City Star Magazine, Kansas City Voices, Number One (UMKC), Sacred Fire

Cover Artist
Imagine: Arts Ministry Journal of Imago Dei; Re:Al (University of Texas/Austin)

Poetry
The Formalist, Kalliope, Sacred Fire, Southern Humanities Review, The Venomed Kiss: Poems of Childhood Emotional & Psychological Abuse, The Wesleyan Advocate

Fiction
Potpourri, Show ’N Tell, Strictly Fiction, Sulphur River Literary Review, Thorny Locust

Screenplays
Ten Million Pennies: Adventures of Nick and Shelley Marsh; To Mend a Broken Egg; Time for Romance