The Official Site for Author C.J. Heigelmann, a writer and multi-genre novelist of Contemporary, Literary and Historical fiction.

Heigelmann's style of writing is marked by cultural and social diversity and inclusion.

His focus on realistic perspective separates him from other mainstream contemporary authors.


Contemporary Literary Fiction

Crooked Fences by C.J. Heigelmann


Crooked Fences is a fiercely honest story about a returning war veteran’s battle to overcome the debilitating effects of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and depression while confronting the hatred of racism and homophobia instilled in him by his father and working at a low-income housing project.

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Historical Fiction

An Uncommon Folk Rhapsody by C.J. Heigelmann- Think..."Cold Mountain meets The Color Purple"

Inspired by Historical Events


An epic American Civil War literary saga spanning cultures, continents and generations, exploring the intimate relationships between common folk of diverse cultures.

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Editorial Review

The brilliantly woven canvas upon which C.J. tells his story is heartbreaking and triumphant in the same breath.  Driven to tears one moment and crying out in joy the next, the reader will be forever touched by this eloquent story of love and survival amidst one of the darkest chapters in our nation’s history.  I implore all of you to curl up on the couch with a warm cup of tea or a nice glass of wine, clear your mind, and escape into An Uncommon Folk Rhapsody.


Terrie M. Scott


Terrie M. Scott has been an Editor for over 30 years, with a MFA from the College Conservatory of Music, UC. In 2012, she produced the independent film, “Through A Child’s Eyes,” about domestic violence. Terrie is also a decorated United States Army veteran and an author herself. 


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