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Poet, Writer, Blogger, Author

and Former Children's Columnist.


Background Information

"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."
~CJ Heck



twitter.com/CJHeck60



Hi, I'm CJ.

I grew up in a smallOhio town, one of six children. I live and write in the beautiful state of Florida with my significant other, Robert Cosmar,
who is also an author.I havethree married daughters, eleven grandchildren, and I'm a Vietnam War widow.

I love writing poetry, fiction and nonfiction, memoirs, my three blogs and essays about life. When writing, I draw onmy life experiences. A one
time flight attendant, owner of a small business, executive secretary, senior records clerk for the detective division of a police department,I've
also written radio advertising and sold insurance.

I am actively promoting my children's books through school visits, poetry workshops, Young Author Conferences, Literacy Evenings, as well as
other personal appearances.

Classroom Presentation, Conesville, Ohio.AVI



My Books:

Barking Spiders and Other Such Stuff
Barking Spiders 2 (the sequel)
Me Too! Preschool Poetry
Bits and Pieces (short story collection)
NEW! Anatomy of a Poet (adult poetry)

*** My Newest Book: Anatomy of a Poet ***

About the Book:

"There is a brokenness out of which comes the unbroken; a shatteredness out of which blooms the unshatterable;
a sorrow beyond all grief which leads to joy, and a fragility out of whose depths emerges strength. There is a
hollow space too vast for words through which we pass with each loss, out of whose darkness we are sanctioned into
being."
~Bri Maya Tiwari

That quote astutely describes not only my life, but the poetry in Anatomy of a Poet.

One of six children, I grew up in a small Ohio town and married my high school sweetheart at nineteen. A Vietnam
War widow at twenty, I went on too soon to marry and then divorce twice.

I made a lot of choices, some good, some not so good, but as one of the poems in the book ends, "...at least
I made choices. How sad for those who merely hitchhike along, never daring to choose at all."


Anatomy of a Poet was written over a period of nearly forty years. The poetry is rich with memoir, humor and, at
times, it is sensual in nature.

Read a Preview:
http://www.goodreads.com/story/show/336273-preview-anatomy-of-a-poet

Anatomy of a Poet at Amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/Anatomy-Poet-CJ-Heck/dp/148187652X/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1366330907&sr=1-1&keywords=Anatomy+of+a+Poet

My Blogs:

CJ's Writer Thoughts:
http://cjswriterthoughts.blogspot.com

Knowing Whispers:
http://knowingwhispers.blogspot.com

Memoirs From Nam:
http://memoirsfromnam.blogspot.com


Would you likeme to come to your school?

For poetry workshops, school visits, book fairs, Young Author Conferences, interviews, fees, references and
to check my availability, please visitmy website or call for more information 352-299-5634:

http://www.barkingspiderspoetry.com



"May you always see the world through the eyes of a child."

Hugs to you from me,
~CJ

Birth Place
Columbus, OH USA
Accomplishments

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"Barking Spiders 2" was a 2011 Cybils Children's Book Award Nominee (Poetry Category)

Additional Information

My adult poetry book, "Anatomy of a Poet", is available through Amazon.com, Kindle, and bookstores. If you don't see it, please ask for it!

Contact Information
c/o Barking Spiders Poetry
1332 Balboa Court 
The Villages FL 32159-8780   USA
Contact Author: CJ Heck
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