Chaz Van Heyden


Van Heyden has been writing and publishing for the past 13 years. Formerly was married. Many of his first books have 'Chaz' Van Heyden.

Charles loves children, loves pets, especially retrievers and Dalmations. He's a big fan of and plays tennis well. Likes fast cars. Likes wooded environments., and loves winding roads that disappear to seemingly nowhere-and explores them. Took up professional chauffeuring and now is retired from that occupation in preference for writing as a profession.

Loves researching strange topics and coming up with unusual or little known facts about people and events. Can be found to supply the correct 'phrase' or saying for the misquoted one. And he plays a good game of 'Trivia' (not the game so much as the exercise verbally with his passenger / riders. When he is professionally chauffeuring them.

He won’t stop writing for a long time to come, and he won’t be going to the Great Beyond anytime soon.

Smashwords Interview

What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I discover new books to read by who wrote them and the topics I enjoy reading about.
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Where to find Chaz Van Heyden online


Poetry Even Your Mother Would Approve
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,330. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2020. Categories: Poetry » American poetry » African American
Poetry Even Your Mother Would Approve. Includes Pulchritude, The Audition, SUPERBOWLS, and Dirt After Awhile.
Confessions of an Alien Marooned on Earth
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 19,110. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
A story, and interstellar story about interstellar redemption. Elvis Apolliani is a normal human being, male about 19, living in a world he thinks is home. Then he comes across Joshua Micah, another student at their university and it stops him cold. He remembers something and later he realizes he doesn’t belong on Earth
On Conquering Things
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 29,920. Language: English. Published: July 28, 2020. Categories: Essay » Literature, Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
Funny and piercing essays, short stories that move and satisfy, Van Heyden has mastered the art of communicating via the written word, Here's a wealth of good writing to prove it. The opening story: Not Going My Way traces the sudden departure, reasons and painful results for Michael Sherbourne who leaves the priesthood of the Holy Roman Catholic Church in exchange for membership in a biker club.
The Reincarnation of Edgar Allan Poe
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,480. Language: English. Published: July 25, 2020. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Literary biography
When E. A. Poe left this world his work was far from finished. Undoubtedly one of if not the greatest of writers of the 19th Century, Poe was to fulfill his destiny and desires in another even more celebrated literary figure in his reincarnation/
The Careful vs. The Careless Driver
Price: $7.95 USD. Words: 37,990. Language: English. Published: July 19, 2020. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Handbooks & Manuals
Four years of professional chauffeuring have taught me that this book is essential. A book that prevents highway carnage and roadway deaths through enhanced driving expertise. A motorist reading and applying the 12 driver skills in The Careful vs. The Careless Driver will drive in the knowledge that they will never be struck by another vehicle while driving nor will they strike another vehicle.
Exiled To Earth
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 45,870. Language: English. Published: July 16, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Elvis Appoliani, a student of an American college, meets Joshua Micah one day on campus by accident and goes into immediate shock. But later that night in a nightmare realizes he's not from Earth.
Essays From A Dead Poet
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 21,860. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2020. Categories: Essay » Author profile
55 Stunning essays, like being hit with a stun-gun. You will laugh, weep, cringe, gasp, anger but mostly surprise.

Smashwords book reviews by Chaz Van Heyden

  • Mary Lamb A Tangled Web on March 16, 2018

    What I Came Away With From Book Two of the Mary Lamb Series First, I must say that the scene with the intruding hoards (thousands) of mice clamoring to get inside Mary’s house at night was thrillingly and brilliantly conceived! Then the fact that Ms. Botham has rolled a very savvy contemporary SciFi story within that of her Maze thrilogy (sic) is quite a fact. Ms. Botham’s long and intricate stage setting for book II is itself a mark of the professional author. Her alien character Axi and the planet Simboxis will no doubt be memorable as time marches on. They might even appear in a film or animated work in the near future. This is a great book and series to read for youngsters to infinity, but for sure a children’s book galore. Now on to Book III C. Van Heyden – Author at