Bookshelf photo of Daniel Hecht's books by Stella Hovis.  For permission to use the cover images displayed on this site, I would like to thank Bloomsbury, Viking/Penguin, Signet/New American Library, Macmillan, Crown/Random House, Simon & Schuster UK./Pan, Blackstone Audio Books, Uitgeverij Luitingh-Sijthoff, Plaza y Janes Editores, Kustannusosakeyhtio Otava, Uitgave van Concentra Uitgeversmaatschappij, Circulo de Lectores, Editora Rocco Ltda., Wilhelm Goldmann Verlag, Arnoldo Mondator Editores, G.K. Hall & Co., Presses de la Cite.


  • Kites!: Remebering the proportions of the kites I built when I was 12, I built a large kite from scrap materials while in Maine. The kite was six feet tall and had the lift needed to carry a  video camera aloft. It reached astonishing heights and gave us not only an orbital view of Lane's Island but a surprising face-to-face view of the Green Man, the omnipresent god of forests and the world's green places. You can see flight video and photos from the ground at 

  • Music: For the first time in years, I have been composing music for guitar and other instruments - with the help of the composition software Sibelius. At last I can (sort of) play the music I always heard in my head.

  • A curriculum on creativity: After many years of procrastination, I am assembling my essays on the process, practice, and neuroscience of creativity; the first test subjects of this curriculum are my students in Creative Writing at Champlain College. You can read excerpts of these essays at

Books.  Ideas.  Writing.  Innovations.


  • Congratulations to Willow Hecht, who is taking part in the lion rescue mission Operation Spirit of Freedom in Lima, Peru, run by Animal Defenders International!

  • Congratulations to Martha Carlson on the publication of her novel Sagas of a Vinland TImber Scout on Range View Press!  It's available in Kindle edition at Amazon.

  • Congratulations to Sam Kerson and Katah for winning the Public Prize at the Rene Carcan International Printmaking Show in Belgium!

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​​"Former musician Daniel Hecht has brought a welcome artistry to his new field . . .  He is a writer for those who demand texture, intriguing information, and a provocative thesis along with their thrills."     -  Publishers Weekly (starred review)

    Recent Reading

  • The Heretics by Will Storr
  • Birds Without Wings by Louis de Bernieres
  • All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
  • The Great Leader by Jim Harrison
  • The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith
  • World Gone By by Dennis Lehane
  • A Deadly Wandering by Matt Richtel
  • Blackhouse by Peter May
  • Moriarty by Anthony Horowitz

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