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.
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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)
Kites Redux!: The large kite we built in Maine flew again this August -- to truly historic heights. Each year, we have added 500 feet of line, so that this time the kite ended up 1,500 feet out, with a steep vertical angle. The ragged, scrap-built, six-foot kite nailed itself to the sky for an hour, wearing us out with the power of its pull. The culmination of the adventure was that the U.S. Coast Guard scrambled a military aircraft to scout out the mysterious object on their shore radar! A big, gray, four-engine prop plane came from the mainland, banked steeply well below our kite, and returned to base. We didn't have a camera on it this time, but you can still see what 500 feet of line looks like by following the video links on www.danielhechtblog.com.