Harvey Havel



Harvey Havel has been a short-story writer and novelist for over thirty years. His first novel, Noble McCloud, A Novel, about a young, struggling musician was published in November of 1999. He now has nineteen books which include novels, short stories, and two collections of essays on current affairs and political matters. His latest book is a serialized novel, The Queen of Intelligence: A 9/11 Novel, has just been released through Kindle Vella on Amazon.com in 2021.

Havel is formerly a Lecturer in English at Bergen Community College in Paramus, New Jersey. He also taught writing and literature at SUNY Albany and the College of Saint Rose, also in Albany, New York.

He currently lives there with his pet cat, Marty, and has many more books in store for his many fans in future.
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An excellent interview with Harvey Havel by Robert Nagle of Personville Press in Katy, Texas, can be found at

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The Odd and The Strange: A Collection of Very Short Fiction
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 120,440. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2020 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
An amazing selection of nearly ninety science fiction, surreal, horror, and fabulist very short stories.
Harvey Havel's Blog, 2005 - 2010: A Collection of Essays on Politics, Literature, War, and Sex
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 136,180. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2019 . Categories: Essay » Literature, Essay » Political
Harvey Havel's Blog, 2005 - 2010: A Collection of Essays on Politics, Literature, War, and Sex
A Rumination on the Role of Love during A Condition of Extreme Conservativism and Extreme Liberalism
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 49,040. Language: English. Published: July 5, 2019 . Categories: Essay » Political, Essay » Literature
A non-fiction political essay about the application of the absolutes of love, as pondered in the philosophies of Plato, and their unique application by great leaders, such as Gandhi, MLK Jr., and Einstein during turbulent and vitriolic political conditions, such the extreme polarization of political ideologies, that currently confront the United States in our present day.
The Wild Gypsy of Arbor Hill
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 56,130. Language: English. Published: July 5, 2019 . Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
(5.00 from 1 review)
This novella is literary fiction and should appeal to those who are interested in general fiction and romance within the inner-city. Also to crack addiction and drug dealing in urban settings. The book takes place in Albany, New York, in a neighborhood here called Arbor Hill. The story’s main character is a student of Trinity College in Hartford (CT) who hails from rural New Hampshire.
Mister Big
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 170,490. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2018 . Categories: Fiction » Sports
A story about a Black American football player and his recovery from a devastating injury.
The Orphan of Mecca, Book Two
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 54,430. Language: English. Published: May 4, 2017 . Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A young Arab is torn between loyalty to his own culture or loyalty to the CIA.
An Adjunct Down
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 76,030. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2016 . Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A young Black-American man is torn between his duty to his family's business and a position as an Adjunct professor at a nearby university.
Two Tickets to Memphis
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 76,050. Language: English. Published: July 13, 2015 . Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A thriller set in New York City involving a young man who turns whistle-blower in a political scandal that involves his father and his best friend.
The Thruway Killers
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 125,740. Language: English. Published: July 13, 2015 . Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A highway odyssey involving the police's search for a man who murdered his step-mother.
The Orphan of Mecca, Book One
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 75,670. Language: English. Published: April 2, 2015 . Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Essay » Author profile
The tumultuous birth of Bangladesh, as seen through the eyes of a young woman.
Charlie Zero's Last-Ditch Attempt
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 116,400. Language: English. Published: January 5, 2014 . Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Charlie Zero is a striver in life, but he can’t seem to get anywhere no matter how much hard work he puts in. He is prone to having obsessions with beautiful women, especially the one he tries to make his girlfriend.
Mother, A Memoir
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 35,630. Language: English. Published: December 19, 2013 . Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Mental health
"Mother" follows the turbulent relationship between the author’s mentally ill Pakistani mother and the author himself who carries the same mental illness. From living together in the slums of New York City’s Lower East Side in the 1980s through the author’s education in Connecticut and the several hospitalizations he has to confront, Mother is a powerful and unforgettable read that tries t
Stories from the Fall of the Empire
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 94,550. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2011 . Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
An excellent book of short stories written from 2000-2011.
From Poets to Protagonists - Short Stories
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 38,640. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2011 . Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
From Poets to Protagonists: Fiction from the Hudson Valley Poetry Scene Featuring the Poets as Main Characters is a literary collection of short stories that depicts some of New York’s most well-known downstate poets and artists whom the author has had the privilege of reading with at many popular coffee houses, libraries, and cultural centers.
Freedom of Association - A Novel
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 134,200. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2011 . Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Set in the suburbs of present-day New Jersey and also New York City, Freedom of Association traces the demise of three talented poets and their determination to continue their work despite overwhelming odds.
The Imam - A Novel
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 165,280. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2011 . Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Shia Muslim legend has it that Ali, the fourth Caliphate of Islam, began a familial line of Imams, or religious leaders, to perpetuate his vision and uphold his glory. Through history these Imams have been driven into hiding due to dangers posed by enemies of the Shia faith. The twelfth Imam is said to be that final Imam who would return to this earth and restore Shia Islam's unity and glory.
Noble McCloud - A Novel
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 143,700. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2011 . Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
In his debut novel, author Harvey Havel brings readers the hapless life of a man and his dream in this work of literary fiction, Noble McCloud, a Novel. With descriptive polish Havel navigates the mind of twenty-seven year old dreamer, Noble McCloud, lost in life and lacking motivation to do anything except the one thing he believes is his means of escape from an abject existence.

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