Daniel Hecht's story made me fall in love -- with a hard land and a harder way of life, with tough women and noble men, and the complex ecosystem that is the human family. . . . In times of darkness, a story like this gives light, and strength, and hope.

          -- Laurie R. King, New York Times bestselling author of

        The Beekeeper's Apprentice and twenty-five other novels.

    News


  • Thank youto all the Blackstone Publishing folks for being so helpful and accommodating through every stage of writing, editing, and copy-editing On Brassard's Farm. I have published six prior novels with dozens of publishers, but I can't think of any as easy and pleasant to work with! 



  • Still more thanks to Katy Galloway English for creating such a fine cover for On Brassard's Farm, and to my editor Michael Carr, both of whom really "got" the book and were a pleasure to work with. 

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)

    Recent Reading


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    Projects


  • New novel:  On Brassard's Farm will be published by Blackstone Publishing in April, 2018. Thanks are due to Rick Bleiweiss, who encouraged me to complete this story of a woman discovering the wonders and difficulties of living in the deep woods, working on a dairy farm, and accidentally discovering love. You can read an excerpt from the novel on this site.

Daniel Hecht

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