Chessman author photo 2016Harriet Scott Chessman is happy to announce her fifth novel, The Lost Sketchbook of Edgar Degas, forthcoming in March 2017 with Outpost 19.  Harriet is the author of the earlier novels The Beauty of Ordinary Things, Someone Not Really Her Mother, Lydia Cassatt Reading the Morning Paper, and Ohio Angels, and the libretto for a contemporary operatic piece, MY LAI, commissioned by the Kronos Performing Arts Association.  Harriet’s fiction has been translated into eight languages.  She has taught English and creative writing at Yale University, Bread Loaf School of English, and Stanford University. She lives in Connecticut.