CJ Heck

The Villages, Florida

A native of Ohio, CJ Heck is a published poet, writer, freelance editor, blogger, and the author of three children's books, a collection of short stories, and a book of poetry.

She is also a Vietnam War widow.

A former children's columnist, flight attendant, co-owner of a small business, executive secretary, records clerk for the detective division of a police department, she has also sold insurance, written radio commercials and sold radio advertising.

CJ has three daughters, eleven grandchildren and lives in Florida with her partner, Robert Cosmar, who is an author, blogger, and Astrologer.

CJ actively promotes her children’s books through school visits and poetry workshops.

For more information, Freelance Editing, interviews, or to invite her to your school or organization, visit her website, or call 352-299-5634.


CJ's Books for Children:
Barking Spiders and Other Such Stuff
Barking Spiders 2 (Sequel)
Me Too! Preschool Poetry

CJ's Books for Adults:
Bits and Pieces (Short Stories)
(New!) Anatomy of a Poet


Memoirs From Nam

CJ's Writer Thoughts

Knowing Whispers

Bragging Rights:
"Barking Spiders 2", was a 2011 nominee for the Cybils Children's Book Award in the Poetry Category.

  • Work
    • The Villages, Florida
  • Education
    • Coshocton High School, Salem State (business courses)