Welcome!  I hope you find useful information, ideas, and links here.


Please also visit my blog at danielhechtblog.com .

​​"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)

    Projects


  • New novel forthcoming:  On Brassard's Farm will be published by Blackstone 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 early draft of the first section of the novel on this site.



    Daniel Hecht

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        News


    • Congratulations  to Aaron Flanders on the release of his third album "Other Voices."  With songs (that is, with words) composed by Aaron, excellent vocalists supported by a wide variety of instruments, the collection provides a ray of hope and optimism in these otherwise distressing times. You can listen to the album at https://soundcloud.com/user-456124278/sets/aaron-flanders-10-new-songs


    • Congratulations to Milo Hecht, who graduated with a bachelor's degree from Johnson State College (and University of Philadelphia). Four years of hard work, in class and out, and lots of creative invention -- I'm very proud! 


    • Special thanks to Katy Galloway English for creating such a fine cover for my forthcoming novel, 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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