Strongly influenced by the works of Homer, Hemingway, Tolkien, Twain, Emerson, Alice Walker, Langston Hughes and Whitman, C.J. Heigelmann fluently expresses his work through a unique style in the classic form of innocence and eloquence, balanced by raw truth and grit without pretension.
I express my characters in their true flawed form because all of us are flawed. I don't shrink from using stereotypes I promote them and in the next breath, I shatter them completely. I expose to the reader the error of subjugating individuals to intellectually lazy labels and compel them to confront the true nature of the character while lending insight into understanding them. I write to expand the perception of one's self, the Human family, and the world around us.