Charles Harvey

Biography

Charles W. Harvey is a native Houstonian and a graduate of the University of Houston. He has studied fiction under the guidance of Rosellen Brown and Chitra Divakaruni at U of H. He has studied poetry under Joyce James and Cynthia MacDonald. In 1987, Charles was a 1st place prize recipient of PEN/Discovery for Cheeseburger, which went on to be published in the Ontario Review. In 1989 Charles Harvey was awarded the Cultural Arts Council of Houston Grant for Writers and Artists. Also in 1989 he was a finalist in the MacDonald's Literary Achievement Awards. Charles has been published in Soulfires, Story Magazine SHADE, High Infidelity, The James White Review, and others. He is the author of the novels The Butterfly Killer and The Road to Astroworld. He is also the author of several story and poetry collections. He is happy to be a part of Wes Writers and Publishers.

Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I think growing up in the south is a huge influence for me. Houston may be metropolitan in some ways, but it's not that far from Louisiana or Mississippi. So it's definitely the south in my opinion. I think southerners have a lot of stories to tell. Black and white southerners have their stories about race and about people in general. My Mother and Grandmother had lots of stories to tell about Mississippi where they grew up.
Houston being metropolitan also had a very predominant inner city especially in the 60's and 70's. Carl Hampton was a Black Panther party leader killed in Houston. That energy framed my teen writing in those days when I wrote poetry. I think I was trying to write about the conditions of "my people."
When did you first start writing?
I first started writing in seventh grade. I wrote a poem about the moon landing. Being an only child forced me to have an active imagination. My mother and I made up stories about people in our neighborhood. We even gave them names such as "Hot Shot" "Dipsy Doo" "Drunko" "Muleface" "Dotted Cap" The names reflected something about their personality, "Drunko" or an article of clothing they wore all the time, "Dotted Cap." Sometimes we drew crude cartoons. They were crude because neither of us could draw a straight line.
When I was in 12th grade I wrote a little skit for an English assignment. The teacher fell in love with it. She thought I had some kind of talent.
I did well in my English and literature classes in college, but really didn't know much about how to "become" a writer. So I studied business. My goal then was to earn a lot of money, retire early, and become a writer. While in college, I didn't write a thing except term papers for class. Too much outside work keeps one from being a writer. That's why many of us hate having to have a day job.
After I finished college I found a job working three days a week as a Computer Operator. I enjoyed having the days off. I realized I was kind of bored. So I thought about going back to school for some classes. I thought about taking some classes in computer programming to increase my knowledge in that area. However at the same time I wanted to write. I had a novel in me. But I had no idea about the mechanics of writing. I read a lot. But I wasn't sure about the mechanics of things quotation marks and some other things. So I had a choice: Take some course in COBOL programming or take this Creative writing course. There was a scheduling conflict, so I had to choose one or the other. I chose the creative writing course.
The teacher Rosellen Brown fell in love with my work and was very encouraging. The course and being around a creative environment released a well of creativity in me from the mid to late 80's. I wrote poems at the drop of a hat. Penned several plays that actually got produced: "The Lifeline" and "The Ladies and the Iron Ball"
I also won a very important prize which I will talk about later.
Read more of this interview.

Where to find Charles Harvey online


Where to buy in print


Books

The Driving Lesson
Series: Butterfly Killer, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 3,850. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2015 by Wes Writers & Publishers. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
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Elliot Cross is the Butterfly Killer. He targets anyone with dreams and aspirations. In this short story we see his cunning ways. He stops at nothing to gain his victims confidence. If you have a dream, he's ready to make sure you don't live to achieve it.
Maura and Her Two Husbands
Price: Free! Words: 50,650. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2014 by Wes Writers & Publishers. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » General, Fiction » Romance » Adult
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The Literary meets the Erotic In this novel, Maura and Sidney are a young career couple going through the motions of being in love. As they climb the corporate ladder, their marriage is comfortable, but lacks excitement, until the day Maura comes home early and catches Sidney having sex with another man. Maura's reaction will surprise you when her emotions pull her into a very unusual arrangement.
Boy 4 Higher
Series: Gay and Lesbian · Wes Writers and Publishers. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 46,230. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2014 by Wes Writers & Publishers. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » General, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
Raw and Compelling. Antoine Rucker is a young twenty-something up and coming Black IT Executive for a major insurance company in Downtown Atlanta, Georgia. On weekend nights, he's a street hustler turning tricks near the infamous Bulldogs Bar. Lust, blackmail, and secrets--it's all here in this compelling novel by Charles W. Harvey Author of When Dogs Bark and many other stories.
Roommates Spicy Gay Reads
Series: Gay and Lesbian · Roommates · Wes Writers and Publishers. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 56,590. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2014 by Wes Writers & Publishers. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » General
Roommates Spicy Gay Reads contains all of the hot and spicy gay male stories from authors Charles Harvey and AC Adams in one very attractive Box Set. You may have enjoyed these stories in the past, or you may be a new reader. Here is a chance at a low price to have the entire collection of hot gay stories. Sis. Clarabell adds humor and her own agenda to the Roommate stories. Enjoy!
How I Got Over
Series: CW Harvey · Urban Stories · Wes Writers and Publishers · Poetry Books. Price: Free! Words: 1,430. Language: English. Published: May 3, 2014 by Wes Writers & Publishers. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry, Fiction » African American fiction » Contemporary woman
How I Got Over can mean many things to many people. If you've been through trials and tribulations of life and love you will understand. Ladies, you will get this poem. This poem has been recited to much acclaim at readings throughout. Enjoy as your personal anthem of love and longing.
No Satisfaction
Series: Gay and Lesbian · Wes Writers and Publishers · Poetry Books. Price: Free! Words: 930. Language: English. Published: May 3, 2014 by Wes Writers & Publishers. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Gay & lesbian, Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
Edgar, an aging transvestite can't find any satisfaction. A poem about the dichotomy of possession, love, and hate that sometimes afflicts and confounds all men. A deep poem that requires much of the reader to go between the lines.
We Are Here
Series: Gay and Lesbian · Wes Writers and Publishers · Poetry Books. Price: Free! Words: 970. Language: English. Published: May 3, 2014 by Wes Writers & Publishers. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Gay & lesbian, Fiction » Poetry » Epic
We Are Here, is meant to celebrate all that is good and truthful about the lives of gay men and women. We hope this poem serves as an anthem and beacon of hope. Marriage may be here or on the horizon for many, but there is still a long ways to go in terms of acceptance. Enjoy, recite, and share.
When Dogs Bark 2
Series: Gay and Lesbian · Wes Writers and Publishers · Poetry Books. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 30,630. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2014 by Wes Writers & Publishers. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry, Fiction » Poetry » Gay & lesbian
From the scalding hot story The 520i to the ubiquitous When Dogs Bark and its award winning Cheeseburger (PEN/Southwest Discovery Prize 1987) this book will keep you turning the pages. When Dogs Bark 2 is an exciting reprint of WHEN DOGS BARK by Charles W. Harvey in ebook and soft cover formats. The new When Dogs Bark 2 has new stories and new poetry to make you go "hmm."
Punk'd Out on Da Downlow
Series: Buck Wile Stories · Urban Stories · Wes Writers and Publishers. Price: Free! Words: 4,700. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2014 by Wes Writers & Publishers. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » Urban life, Fiction » Erotica » Menage/Multiple Partners
Buck Wile's cousin takes him to a gay bar for the first time. A little drink and and a little smoke puts Buck in a mellow mood. He meets Jake. A ride on the motorcycle and more herb breaks down all of Buck's inhibitions. All is going good until Jake's "girl" steps in the picture. She's not the lady Buck thought she was. A couple of gunshots and he's roaring out butt naked on the ol' Kawasaki.
Butt Naked in Da City
Series: Urban Stories · Buck Wile Stories · Wes Writers and Publishers. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 22,420. Language: American English. Published: March 7, 2014 by Wes Writers & Publishers. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » General, Fiction » African American fiction » Urban life
Why am I always running down the street butt a$$ naked? Biatches, hoes, studs, and niggas can muck up my day. All I want to do is make love like I was born and gifted to do.
Urban Tales
Series: Urban Stories · Short Reads · Wes Writers and Publishers. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 27,980. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2013 by Wes Writers & Publishers. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » Urban life, Fiction » African American fiction » General
Urban Tales is about us, at least some of us. They are about us being funny and about us loving, lusting, and sexing. Only us could have "Dozens" players in our Christmas story. Only us know how to tip over on the downlow. These stories are streetwise, but yet will make you think. And we know we love a bargain. They're cheap, but won't shortchange you.
The Butterfly Killer - A Novel
Series: Butterfly Killer, Book 2 · Wes Writers and Publishers. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 65,330. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2013 by Wes Writers & Publishers. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
Elliot Cross is the Butterfly Killer. In his mind's view, God has called him to enforce the first commandment--"...No other Gods before me." Elliot's victims are anyone who's put their dreams and aspirations ahead of a very jealous God. The Butterfly Killer is profane, ruthless, ugly, and sad. The cop on his trail has a peculiar habit that lands him behind bars.
Minister Q
Series: Urban Stories · Short Reads · Wes Writers and Publishers. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,810. Language: English. Published: October 25, 2013 by Wes Writers & Publishers. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » Romance, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Romance and sorrow are the woes of many hearts. This is a tale of unrequited lust and longing. The young Minister Q lives a secret life. Sister Gloria is secretly in love with him. All of these secrets are exposed in the end in shameful scandal.
Promise Goodday
Series: Urban Stories · CW Harvey · Wes Writers and Publishers. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 80,850. Language: English. Published: October 14, 2013 by Wes Writers & Publishers. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age, Fiction » African American fiction » General
A story told in narrative and letters. No one could have known the consequences when Promise disobeyed her mother on the day of her brother's funeral and ran off to the amusement park with her friends. When she crosses paths with a serial rapist turned murderer on the way to Astroworld, her life is forever changed.
Cheeseburger
Series: Short Reads · CW Harvey · Wes Writers and Publishers. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,670. Language: English. Published: August 31, 2013 by Wes Writers & Publishers. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Literary
Cheeseburger is the 1987 PEN/Discovery Prize First Place winner in Fiction. It was selected by Joyce Carol Oates and appeared the following year in the Ontario Review edited by Raymond Smith. It is the poignant story of a young girl's unrequited love and longing for gang member.
Odd Voices...In Love
Series: Gay and Lesbian · Urban Stories · Wes Writers and Publishers. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 40,310. Language: English. Published: August 10, 2013 by Wes Writers & Publishers. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » African American fiction » General
Odd Voices in Love is a collection of stories about love from award winning author, Charles W. Harvey. These "love" stories are not your usual romantic fare. There’s no savior on a white horse coming to rescue any damsel. There's not a lot of swooning or romantic walks along the beach.
The Power Plant
Series: Gay and Lesbian · Short Reads · Wes Writers and Publishers. Price: Free! Words: 6,180. Language: English. Published: July 27, 2013 by Wes Writers & Publishers. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » General
A young man’s coming of age story in the 80’s. Innocent and sweet with menacing undertones. In the Power Plant our protagonist works in his University’s Power Plant typing and running errands. He’s nineteen and trying to navigate his way through his yearning for men at the plant while at the same time feeling he should be with women.
Promise - Short Stories From Promise Goodday
Series: CW Harvey · Wes Writers and Publishers. Price: Free! Words: 7,840. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2012 by Wes Writers & Publishers. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » African American fiction » General
Promise - Short Stories from Promise Goodday These scorching short stories are taken from the novel Promise Goodday. Pete the serial rapist/killer meets his fate in an abandoned amusement park in the The story "End of the Line." In "Goose Steps" you meet Promise, sassy yet innocent and unaware of the fate about to befall her. It all converges later in the searing heartbreaking novel.
Christmas In The Bottoms
Series: Urban Stories · Buck Wile Stories · Wes Writers and Publishers. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,170. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2012 by Wes Writers & Publishers. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Christmas, Fiction » African American fiction » General
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Christmas in the Bottoms--you’ll laugh like the Dickens. A very soulful and satirical version of the classic: A Christmas Carol. Narrated and commentated by a pair of jive talking "Dozens" Players named Madd and Dog2020 aka Maddog2020. It's a bit of fantasy and a bit macabre. Scrooge is the miser Ebenezer Jenkins who owns Glad Wrappings Funeral Home and BBQ joint. What's Cooking you may ask.
Roommates and the Old Dead Seaman
Series: Roommates · Gay and Lesbian · Roommates · Wes Writers and Publishers. Price: Free! Words: 1,820. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2012 by Wes Writers & Publishers. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Erotica » Gay Erotica
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The Roommate stories are meant to be fun little gay erotica shorts that you can read over and over to stroke your imagination. It's like listening to your neighbors on the other side of the wall. Join "good boy" Omar and his rough "bad boy" stripper roommate Rock Hardwood as they get into various hot scenes in and out of the Atlanta apartment they share.
The Dean's List
Series: Gay and Lesbian · Wes Writers and Publishers. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,830. Language: English. Published: August 24, 2012 by Wes Writers & Publishers. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Gay Erotica, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
A short piece of college boy gay erotica. The Dean has a unique way of correcting the bad behavior that occurs on his college campus. Sex and African ritual come together in this unique gay short by AC Adams. We all should have college memories like these.
Roommates
Series: Roommates · Gay and Lesbian · Roommates · Wes Writers and Publishers. Price: Free! Words: 2,670. Language: English. Published: August 12, 2012 by Wes Writers & Publishers. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Erotica » Gay Erotica
The Roommate stories are meant to be fun little gay shorts that you can read over and over to fire up your imagination. Listen in on the conversation between "good boy" Omar and his rough "bad boy" stripper roommate Rock Hardwood as they get into various hot scenes. All stories in the roommate series promise a happy ending.
The Last Supper
Series: Poetry Books · Short Reads · Wes Writers and Publishers. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,650. Language: English. Published: July 18, 2012 by Wes Writers & Publishers. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry, Fiction » Poetry » Gay & lesbian
Poetry from the award winning Poet and fiction Writer Charles W. Harvey. These are not religious poems nor Bible verses. These poems hit you right between the eyes. They are right in your face and offer no sugar coating or apologies. Don't be fooled by the title.
The Smoke Detector
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,800. Language: English. Published: June 5, 2012 by Wes Writers & Publishers. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Gay Erotica, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
From the Author of the Popular "Roommates" comes the Smoke Detector. Violating the fire code in your condo can lead to some serious "punishment" from the Fireman. Steaks aren't the only thing cooking. Originally appeared in the 2008 anthology Backdraft--Fireman Erotica.
The Thing
Series: Short Reads · Wes Writers and Publishers. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,250. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2012 by Wes Writers & Publishers. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Literature » Literary
The absurd and the macabre come together in this collection of short fiction and microfiction. The THING, The Wrappings, Happy, and Charity give us satire, fantasy, and a taste of the future. Thomas Jefferson Roosevelt embodies all three in the Wrappings. However don't forget Gusta's ulcerated leg that earns him no charity. The voice and vision of the Author Charles Harvey knows no bounds.
Black Queen
Series: Gay and Lesbian · Wes Writers and Publishers. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,480. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2012 by Wes Writers & Publishers. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Erotica » Gay Erotica
The truth can sizzle and it might offend. Especially when the tale teller is throwing it right in your face. Someone said gay men live in a state of perpetual adolescence. But don't be offended. It's not about you. It's about Cleon or your best friend. So tap your bestie on the shoulder and say, here's a story about you. And of course the truth must include sex.
Americana
Series: Poetry Books · Wes Writers and Publishers. Price: Free! Words: 4,190. Language: English. Published: March 2, 2012 by Wes Writers & Publishers. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry
A short collection of poems from Charles W Harvey. This collection captures the spirit of the 1960's and takes us through the 1990's. They are terse, funny, and bluesy. But most important the voice is real.
Bark Too
Series: Poetry Books · Gay and Lesbian · Wes Writers and Publishers. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 11,170. Language: English. Published: February 29, 2012 by Wes Writers & Publishers. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Gay & lesbian
A collection of poetry by award winning author Charles W Harvey. Reissued from the popular When Dogs Bark. These poems tell the unvarnished truth. They are not about daffodils or a walk in the park. They speak of the grittiness of love and touch the underbelly. A few might have you rushing to the refrigerator for your favorite cucumber.
When Dogs Bark The Short Story
Series: Gay and Lesbian · Short Reads · Wes Writers and Publishers. Price: Free! Words: 5,740. Language: English. Published: February 13, 2012 by Wes Writers & Publishers. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
When Dogs Bark, The Short Story has been reissued by WES Writing. They say a cat has nine lives, but this dog has been everywhere and everything but dead. It made its debute in 1995 in Story Magazine. Soulfires picked it up in 1996 as well as the iconic and awe inspiring anthology SHADE.
Betty's House
Series: Urban Stories · Buck Wile Stories · Wes Writers and Publishers. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,040. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2011 by Wes Writers & Publishers. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » Urban life
Betty is a take-charge woman with a weakness for men down in their luck. Her men soon prove themselves to be unfaithful and suffer Betty's wrath. Her latest nameless lover is no different. Betty and her whip send him on his merry way.
The Blue Train To Heaven
Series: Short Reads · Wes Writers and Publishers. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,000. Language: English. Published: October 9, 2011 by Wes Writers & Publishers. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
This short story by Harvey captures the enigmatic relationship of two brothers from Ghana. Listen in as Elijah tells his story to a Reporter who has come for a story on an elaborate burial coffin. Humor, irony, and bitterness all intermingled in this short piece. The people of Ghana are known for their elaborate coffins. Check it out on Google as you read The Blue Train to Heaven. Bonus Story
The 520i
Price: Free! Words: 4,740. Language: English. Published: October 9, 2011 by Wes Writers & Publishers. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Gay Erotica, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
This is not the story of the BMW, nor is it Jilted Lover takes revenge on his cheating boyfriend. The 520i is more than that. It's six out of the seven deadly sins compacted into this short raw piece. Lust, gluttony, greed, envy, wrath, and pride come together and bring a night on the town to a tragic end.
Othello Jones
Series: Gay and Lesbian · Urban Stories · Short Reads · Wes Writers and Publishers. Price: Free! Words: 2,530. Language: English. Published: September 25, 2011 by Wes Writers & Publishers. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A short short. Formerly titled The Handshake... Ex-student and teacher meet by chance in a shopping mall. Things start off bad when the student refuses to give the teacher a hug. Inspired by Edward Albee's Zoo Story, the pupil's words are more potent than fists. He jabs and punches until his words drive the teacher to the brink of murdering him. The conversation is poetic, raw, and brittle.
Coming Home Tomorrow
Series: Gay and Lesbian · Wes Writers and Publishers. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,100. Language: English. Published: September 4, 2011 by Wes Writers & Publishers. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Literary Erotica, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » General
Evans must decide if he wants to be the faithful and dependable lover to Louis who is returning home to recuperate after a long stay in the hospital. Or will his bitterness over Louis's unfaithfulness and the prospect of Louis's long road to recovery drive him to run away.
Red Underwear
Series: Short Reads · Wes Writers and Publishers. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,120. Language: English. Published: September 4, 2011 by Wes Writers & Publishers. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Short stories
Red Underwear is the story of a single man's quest for love before Internet and cellphones were in vogue. Henry a lonely writer has just won a writing prize. He decides to place a personal ad in the local paper to find a woman to help him celebrate his good fortune. Ruth calls Henry after finding his ad when she cleaned out her cat's litter box. Henry gets a lot more than he bargained for.
My Manhood...Is Very Important to Me
Series: Gay and Lesbian · Urban Stories · Wes Writers and Publishers. Price: Free! Words: 3,890. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2011 by Wes Writers & Publishers. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Gay Erotica, Fiction » African American fiction » Urban life
A short but potent story of a young man on the "downlow" about his sexuality. Avery pours his heart out about his love for his "boy" Skate to Andrea who he prefers to call "Dre" to help the illusion. Very intense and raw at times. Includes the short "Roommate's Panties" from the book Roommates and Sis Clarabell.

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