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Welcome to the Official Website for Author C.J. Heigelmann, an award winning author and bestselling multi-genre novelist.

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

"My books are about the reality of life and death, joy and pain, victory and defeat. Through it all, I aspire to reveal the power of love."

- C.J. Heigelmann, 2020


Crooked Fences by C.J. Heigelmann. 2020 NEW YORK CITY BIG BOOK AWARD DISTINGUISHED FAVORITE, Military Fiction.
Crooked Fences by C.J. Heigelmann. 2020 NEW YORK CITY BIG BOOK AWARD DISTINGUISHED FAVORITE, Military Fiction.

CROOKED FENCES

Contemporary Literary Fiction

2020 NEW RELEASEs

AMAZON BEST SELLING NOVEL

2020 NEW YORK CITY BIG BOOK AWARD DISTINGUISHED FAVORITE

Crooked Fences by C.J. Heigelmann

Crooked Fences is a fiercely honest story of change about a returning war veteran’s battle to overcome the debilitating effects of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and depression, before entering the New York State Police Academy. First, he must confront the hatred of racism and homophobia instilled in him by his father while working at a low-income housing project. 

 

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AN UNCOMMON FOLK RHAPSODY

Historical Fiction

AMAZON BEST SELLING NOVEL

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

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

 Editor

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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