C.J. Heck

more photos (5)

Jeffrey...
3,424 books | 4,995 friends

Carol E...
1,560 books | 540 friends

Angela
745 books | 65 friends

Kathy
3,253 books | 4,969 friends

Dustin
5,827 books | 985 friends

Diana S...
1,039 books | 453 friends

sue
sue
17,187 books | 3,536 friends

Kirt Boyd
1,048 books | 4,980 friends

More friends…

C.J. Heck

Goodreads Author


Born
in Columbus, Ohio, The United States
Website

Twitter

Genre

Influences

Member Since
September 2011

URL


A native of Ohio, CJ is a published poet, writer, freelance editor, blogger and author of five books. She has three daughters, eleven grandchildren, and lives with her partner, Author Robert Cosmar, in The Villages, Florida. CJ is also a Vietnam War widow.

Children's Books:
Barking Spiders and Other Such Stuff
Barking Spiders 2, (the sequel)
Me Too! Preschool Poetry

Adult Books:
Bits and Pieces (collection of short and flash fiction)
Anatomy of a Poet

Blogs:
http://memoirsfromnam.blogspot.com
http://cjswriterthoughts.blogspot.com
http://knowingwhispers.blogspot.com

CJ's Other Links:
https://www.facebook.com/CJHeckAuthor
http://amazon.com/author/cjheck
https://plus.google.com/1038597261535...
http://about.me/cjheck1949
http://www.linkedin.com/pub/cj-heck/
...more

To ask C.J. Heck questions, please sign up.

Popular Answered Questions

C.J. Heck Sometimes, reading helps. Other times, talking with my grandchildren, asking them questions about life and what they think is funny, sad, or what…moreSometimes, reading helps. Other times, talking with my grandchildren, asking them questions about life and what they think is funny, sad, or what makes them feel puzzled. Children have a wonderful way of looking at their world.(less)
C.J. Heck Being able to get the thoughts, ideas, feelings, and emotions out. They are uncomfortable where they are, down inside me. Writing is a big part of who…moreBeing able to get the thoughts, ideas, feelings, and emotions out. They are uncomfortable where they are, down inside me. Writing is a big part of who I am and I love sharing that.(less)
Average rating: 4.44 · 50 ratings · 21 reviews · 11 distinct worksSimilar authors
Anatomy of a Poet

4.34 avg rating — 32 ratings — published 2013 — 2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Barking Spiders and Other S...

4.88 avg rating — 8 ratings — published 2000 — 2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Bits and Pieces: Short Stor...

4.50 avg rating — 4 ratings — published 2011 — 2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Me Too!: Preschool Poetry

4.33 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 2011 — 2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Barking Spiders 2: Poetry f...

4.33 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 2011 — 2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Little Umbrella

0.00 avg rating — 0 ratings — published 2012
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Magic Banana

0.00 avg rating — 0 ratings — published 2012
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Ice Cream Cone

0.00 avg rating — 0 ratings — published 2012
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Magic of Love and Intimacy

by
4.60 avg rating — 5 ratings — published 2012 — 2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Awareness: Being Fully Alive

by
4.75 avg rating — 4 ratings — published 2012 — 2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
More books by C.J. Heck…
A special Thank You goes out to Tracey Finck, literacy tutor with Reading Corps, for choosing my poem for her newspaper article which will be in the Union-Times on April 6 for Princeton Primary School's Poem in Your Pocket Day, April 27.

Put a Poem in Your Pocket
by Tracey Finck, Reading Corps literacy tutor

Pockets are for portable treasures. What do you carry in yours? Perhaps important things... Read more of this blog post »
3 likes ·   •  0 comments  •  flag
Twitter icon
Published on March 30, 2017 03:46 • 49 views • Tags: cj-heck-poems, pockets, poem-in-your-pocket-day

Upcoming Events

No scheduled events. Add an event.

Who is C.J. Heck, Really? (Literature & Fiction)
1 chapters   —   updated May 13, 2015 06:38PM
Description: Originally, this was an article C.J. posted on her writer's blog, detailing the importance of book promotion to sell books, with a shameless invitation to buy her books.
Memoirs From Nam (History)
1 chapters   —   updated May 13, 2015 06:37PM
Description: A military blog dedicated to veterans helping veterans. Through writing, we walk out of the darkness into the light together, one small step at a time.
Now I'm Three and I Know … (Children's Books)
1 chapters   —   updated May 13, 2015 06:36PM
Description: A poem to say aloud in your best three year-old voice ...
Self-Published & Indie Authors Support Group (Nonfiction)
1 chapters   —   updated May 13, 2015 06:36PM
Description: Author/Blogger of the Month (June 2013)
A Miracle at Christmas (Drama)
1 chapters   —   updated May 13, 2015 06:35PM
Description: During the Great Depression, Christmas was especially difficult ...
More of C.J.’s writing…
Red, White and Bl...
C.J. Heck is currently reading
by Jim P. Spencer (Goodreads Author)
bookshelves: currently-reading
Rate this book
Clear rating

 
Desolation Row
C.J. Heck is currently reading
by Kay Kendall (Goodreads Author)
bookshelves: currently-reading
Rate this book
Clear rating

 

C.J.’s Recent Updates

C.J. Heck is now friends with Philip Ferrazano
Anatomy of a Poet by C.J. Heck
Anatomy of a Poet by C.J. Heck
Anatomy of a Poet by C.J. Heck
C.J. Heck shared a quote
“It does not count if you believe in yourself when it’s easy to believe in yourself. It does not count if you believe the world can be a better place when the future looks bright. It does not count if you think you’re going to make it when the finish line is right in front of you.

It counts when it’s hard to believe in yourself, when it looks like the world’s going to end and you’ve still got a long way to go. That’s when it counts. That’s when it matters the most.”
― pleasefindthis, I Wrote This For You
C.J. Heck wants to read
I Wrote This For You by pleasefindthis
I Wrote This For You
by pleasefindthis (Goodreads Author)
Rate this book
Clear rating
C.J. Heck is now following
" Hi Michael,
It was a medium-size city and on a Saturday. People didn't seem too rushed. It was nice and I would do it again.
"
C.J. Heck rated a book it was amazing
Beautiful Boy by J.L.  Hunt
Rate this book
Clear rating
This is a precious book for a little boy. All little boys want to feel they are unique and special and loved. This little book will bring a smile to their face, for sure.

Well done, Jenita!
More of C.J.'s books…
“We all have an inner voice, our personal whisper from the universe. All we have to do is listen -- feel and sense it with an open heart. Sometimes it whispers of intuition or precognition. Other times, it whispers an awareness, a remembrance from another plane. Dare to listen. Dare to hear with your heart.”
C.J. Heck, Bits and Pieces: Short Stories from a Writer's Soul

“A writer's goal is to weave the ordinary into fine silk and the truly extraordinary into diaphanous clarity ...”
C.J. Heck

“May you always see the world through the eyes of a child.”
C.J. Heck

Topics Mentioning This Author

topics posts views last activity  
Book Promo Central: Pop-Up Indie Bookshop needs books! 4 17 May 10, 2013 09:38AM  
¡ POETRY !: My Poetry 10 49 Jun 13, 2013 08:39AM  
¡ POETRY !: My New Book: In a Giveaway for June 3 11 Jun 13, 2013 09:59AM  
Free Books, .99 &...: Bookreads Book Giveaway - June 1-30 1 13 Jun 14, 2013 08:06AM  
Free Books, .99 &...: Goodreads Book Giveaway - June 1 - 30 1 15 Jun 14, 2013 08:08AM  
Get My Free Book: Bookreads Book Giveaway - June 1-30 1 7 Jun 14, 2013 08:12AM  
Goodreads Authors...: Children's Poetry - 3 Books 1 9 Jun 14, 2013 08:33AM  
Goodreads Authors...: Anatomy of a Poet 1 8 Jun 14, 2013 08:41AM  
¡ POETRY !: One Day Left! Anatomy of a Poet 1 13 Jun 19, 2013 05:19AM  
Love Or Leave It:...: Facebook Fan Pages 28 43 Jun 21, 2013 05:02PM  
“May you always see the world through the eyes of a child.”
C.J. Heck

“We all have an inner voice, our personal whisper from the universe. All we have to do is listen -- feel and sense it with an open heart. Sometimes it whispers of intuition or precognition. Other times, it whispers an awareness, a remembrance from another plane. Dare to listen. Dare to hear with your heart.”
C.J. Heck, Bits and Pieces: Short Stories from a Writer's Soul

“We writers are a crazy group. I can't think of any other profession where the actual work is deep within, uncomfortable, and wanting out.”
C.J. Heck

“A writer's goal is to weave the ordinary into fine silk and the truly extraordinary into diaphanous clarity ...”
C.J. Heck

“A writer learns that easy to read is hard to write ...”
C.J. Heck

233 ¡ POETRY ! — 21074 members — last activity 1 hour, 6 min ago
No pretensions: just poetry. Stop by, recommend books, offer up poems (excerpted), tempt us, taunt us, tell us what to read and where to go (to read i ...more
60696 Making Connections — 11493 members — last activity 5 hours, 2 min ago
Over 1000 books listed to Read & Review.....come join us. This is a place for Authors, Bloggers, Publishers, Reviewers, Book Tours, Giveaways, and Int ...more
26989 Goodreads Authors/Readers — 28749 members — last activity 11 minutes ago
This group is dedicated to connecting readers with Goodreads authors. It is divided by genres, and includes folders for writing resources, book websit ...more
31471 Goodreads Author Feedback Group — 10810 members — last activity 5 hours, 46 min ago
This is the official group for authors to give Goodreads feedback about the site. Share your thoughts and questions about the Goodreads Author Program ...more
99986 Modern Good Reads — 6237 members — last activity Jun 20, 2018 04:10AM
Modern Good Reads connects readers with books, authors, & challenges. We want to chat, inform, & provide events & discussions, a home for readers and ...more
37092 Writers and Readers — 2670 members — last activity 8 hours, 56 min ago
A group for writers and readers to meet and discuss books and the writing process. The group allows promotion of books, but please post in the designa ...more
100710 Freelance authors self help — 533 members — last activity Oct 13, 2016 02:27AM
Hello to all self published and freelance authors who are alone and work hard to promote their books. First, this is a secret group. This is a group o ...more
17746 LARGEST GROUP ON GOODREADS!!!!!!!!!! — 6390 members — last activity Jun 18, 2018 06:05AM
Invite all your friends for the biggest group ever! I don't care if you don't do anything at all on this group just invite at least 5 people! OK?????? ...more
16778 Free Books, .99 & Giveaways - Check Them Out! — 8849 members — last activity 3 hours, 21 min ago
This group is for authors, publishers and bloggers to post giveaways and freebies for readers.
69484 Book Promotions — 2405 members — last activity 23 hours, 31 min ago
Well, it seems there is a group for everything else out there, but not one specifically for promoting books. There are places within groups to do it, ...more
More of C.J.’s groups…



Comments (showing 1-24)    post a comment »
dateUp arrow    newest »

message 24: by J.L.

J.L. Hunt Thank you, CJ!

Likewise:-)

J.L.


message 23: by C.J.

C.J. Heck Gemma wrote: "Thank you so much for adding me as a friend. I'm writing poetry too."

I wish you the very best with your writing, Gemma! It's a pleasure to be friends with you.


message 22: by Gemma

Gemma Fasheun Thank you so much for adding me as a friend. I'm writing poetry too.


message 21: by John (last edited Mar 07, 2014 07:05AM)

John Brooke Hola C. J.,

When you can find some time would you look into my first and second books in a trilogy. They are up on Amaizon available for a Look Into. Gracias.

http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B0034ORWOQ

Mother Lode Shut Up Mother: Second Book in the Mother Lode Trilogy


message 20: by C.J.

C.J. Heck Christine wrote: "How long have you been writing books?"

Hello Christine,
I've been writing seriously since 1999.
Hugs,
CJ


Christine Hatfield How long have you been writing books?


message 18: by Robin

Robin Clark Hello C.J., I am really happy we have connected.

Thank you for adding me to your friend's list - it was very nice of you. I look forward to reading your book reviews, comments, and recommendations. Keep living the good life! If you want to review any of my books, please let me know :)

Peace and happiness be with you,
description


Christine Hatfield Thanks for being my friend


message 16: by Dustin

Dustin Hi, good day to you and yours, C.J!

It is a pleasure to have you as a friend, as well.:) Thank YOU! I look forward to seeing you around groups, discuss books, and get to know each other.


Have a wonderful day, enjoy the rest of your week!


God bless!


message 15: by C.J.

C.J. Heck LaShaye wrote: "Thank you, C.J. for adding me as your friend. Looking forward to learning from you and others in such a rare and exciting setting for words, thoughts and ideas!"

Thank you, too, LaShaye. We will all learn from each other :)


message 14: by I.

I. Thank you, C.J. for adding me as your friend. Looking forward to learning from you and others in such a rare and exciting setting for words, thoughts and ideas!


message 13: by C.J.

C.J. Heck James wrote: "Thank you for the friend request, C J. It is a pleasure meeting you :)"

Thank you for accepting, James.


message 12: by C.J.

C.J. Heck Jeanette wrote: "Thanks for adding me. I look forward to looking into all your writings."

It's a pleasure to be friends with you, Jeanette!


Jeanette Glazewski Thanks for adding me. I look forward to looking into all your writings.


message 10: by C.J.

C.J. Heck Midu wrote: "Thanks for the invite!"

You are most sincerely welcome, Midu -- thank you!


message 9: by C.J.

C.J. Heck Sandra wrote: "Thanks for friending me! :)"

You're most sincerely welcome, Sandra -- thank you!


Sandra Thanks for friending me! :)


message 7: by C.J.

C.J. Heck Midu wrote: "Thanks for the invite!"

Thank you for accepting!


message 6: by Midu

Midu Hadi Thanks for the invite!


message 5: by C.J.

C.J. Heck Hi there, Zakirrah! Thank you for accepting :)


Zakirrah BookBlogger Hiya! How are you? Thank you for the friend request :-)


Russell CJ,

I just never know where you are going to turn up. As always it's a bigger, better place. I don't think much about you any more. I've got it down to once a day. LOL. Hope you are doing well, as you much deserve.

Lots of Love
SPM


message 2: by C.J.

C.J. Heck Hi Roxanna,
I know what you mean (grinning) ... most kids love the "barking" type of spiders!

I'm glad we're friends.
CJ


Roxanna Rose Hi C.J.

Thank you for the friend invite. I look forward to following your work. "Barking Spiders" sound like a book my nephews would love. I think they aspire to be "barking spider" ranchers. :-D

Roxanna


back to top