Author, CJ Heck
Barking Spiders Poetry
Books for Children/Books for Adults
Hi, I'm CJ. Welcome to Barking Spiders Poetry!
To quote Daniel Webster, "There is nothing so powerful as truth". There is also nothing
quite as truthful as the naive and gentle honesty of a child. They have such an innocent
view of their world and surroundings, sometimes with thought-provoking insight.
Pull up a chair, get comfy, and read some excerpts with your child or grandchild. I hope
you enjoy yourself and, just maybe, you'll get reacquainted with your own inner child again.
Besides poetry, I'm happy to share some of my children's stories, tongue twisters and
silly poems for children to finish. I offer my books to you on the store page, autographed
and with extras, like bookmarks, stickers, and even a doorknob sign for a child's bedroom
For schools, there's information about my author visits and I've created a special page
for my long-time friend, Russell Daily, a gifted children's poet. I had the pleasure of
co-writing some poems with Rusty and they're here, as well. There's also a special page
for my partner, Author Robert Cosmar, and he talks about his books.
All of my books are available through Amazon.com, my Etsy Store, and book stores. Thank
you for visiting!
P.S. and I now have two books for adults, too!
"May you always see the world through the eyes of a child." ~CJ Heck
Some of the nice things people have said:
You are one of the most gifted children's poets I have ever read! ~ Todd-Michael St. Pierre
You are every primary teachers dream come true. I have found that rhyming words are important for six
year olds when learning to spell and read. I love your poetry! You never cease to amaze me. ~Joyce
You are such a natural and spontaneous writer, who freely gives of her soul to her readers. You never fail
to amuse and entertain with your brilliant and witty writes. You have a razor sharp mind and acute
awareness of what makes people tick, or tock. ~ Peter Paton
Your work is not only brilliant it is a joy to the spirit and restores youth to our hearts. You have a gift
for writing what kids think and feel. Thank you CJ. ~ E T Waldron
You truly have a gift for writing for children. You capture the true heart of a child and I enjoy your
amazing talent. ~Kimmy Van Kooten
CJ, You fly everyone away on daydreams and wishes, boo-boos and bats, frog legs and monkeys, and old
circus clowns. I can't think of a single children's poet(and I've read a few) that has the ability to marry
the children's poem with a life's lesson like you do and keep it fun. You need to go on Oprah. Yes, my
dear, CJ, you fly. ~Rusty Daily
I love your childrens poetry. It's like you revert to the child you're writing about. Sometimes I wish I
could go back and make it all different. Your poems help me see what I missed. ~K. Mulroney
Your poems are a breath of fresh air. ~John Domino
How I would have loved to have been a child in your world. Excellent doesn't even come close ... ~Georg
Incredible. ~Rhonda Galizia
You, my dear CJ, have a heart of innocence in your adorable, creative writes! ~Karla Dorman
You are one talented writer. ~Lynn Barry
Your work reminds me of Dr. Suess. ~Andy Turner
There is a sweet chld residing in your heart. ~Victor Buhagiar
What a uniquely sensitive mind you have, CJ. The children must adore your writes. I know I sure do.
I love how you get into a child's heart with your writing, CJ. ~Sheila G.
You teach simple truths in such a childlike manner. They are delightful to read. ~J.M.
Might I bow to you in respect for the abilities your pen contains. ~Phillip William Allen
CJ, You write so well. You are an ispiration. ~Laura Mayer
Your children's poem, To A Baby Firefly, is a winner nursery rhyme and it belongs in the classic children's
bedtime story books. ~Gloria Buono Daly
You make me wish I was a kid again. ~Brett Moore
Your inner child always shines through your work. ~Joseph OneLight
|For my grandsons,
Will James and Matthew
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