C. L. Heckman

A small-town author who writes kick-ass stories. 


If you're looking for a way to spend the next five minutes of your life, and scrolling through Facebook or Tiktok isn't cutting it for you,  maybe my 'news' page will take you on a thrill ride. Probably not, but at least it's something different?

Why should I be your favorite author?

My Project

I've always been a tinkerer. I love doing projects and having something in the works. Currently, I'm on the editing phase of my newest book, Sam's Truth. I battle OCD, and I want to literally edit all of my books 12 million times, but am having trouble finding the time. In my opinion, they will never be bookshelf ready, but I can't wait forever. Sometimes, you just have to take that leap. 

My Story

I'm absolutely obsessed with nature and animals. I love to be outside in my garden or riding my horse. I'm learning to build and create things, and basic home improvement. Idle hands are not my friend, so I do my best to stay busy when I'm not writing. I am extremely sarcastic, and most people tell me that I have a pretty intense rbf (resting bitch face) but I'm actually just terrified of social situations and trying to focus on not passing out. 

About Me

I grew up with horses. I rode in the Arabian horse circuit for nearly 25 years. I used this knowledge for my SROS series. Horses are my number one passion, but writing is a close second. Combining the two was an amazing journey and I hope to write more books for that series in the future. Also, horses are super expensive and I need to write to support the hobby to get me out of the poor house. 

My Motivation

My family has always been my driving force. I write for my kids, who aren't impressed. I want to be an inspiration for them to follow their passions, dreams, and goals, so I can't be a quitter, even though sometimes I want to be. I also get incredible inspiration from my fans (all five of them, haha) Getting a positive review on one of my books is the most amazing feeling. And, a negative review usually makes me ugly cry into my pillow, fair warning. 

About Me

I'm the worst at blabbering about myself. An introvert by nature, the last thing I want to do is tell you how awesome I am. But, if you care to find out what I came up with, click below.