John Hartig Biography
My latest murder mystery is now available in .pdf format. It is called, Jean-Marie Leclair, one of France's greatest violinists and composers of the 18th century, stabbed to death in 1764, in the vestibule of his own home in a seedy part of Paris. No one was ever accused or arrested. A murder never solved. Let me lead you through life in the 18th century and solve the crime for you!
So, what's in my new book?
Table of Contents
1. A Novella: Jean-Marie Leclair, an 18th century murder mystery, killer was never arrested. The real killer is tracked down and revealed to you in my novel, a great fact and fiction mix!... ch. 1-ch. 29, pp. 1-87
2. Short Story: Battle of the Violins, Time Travel, A Captain James T. Kirk Adventure to bring back to the future great violinists for a fiddle contest in the year 2328 at the Hollywood Bowl... pp. 90-105
3. Short Story: Saint Peter Needs Help, Saint Peter deals with 5 violinists and 1 Pope at the Pearly Gates, saying Get a ticket and get in line... pp. 106-114.
Copyright Author: John Hartig
First Edition 2019
For a personal copy as a .pdf, I ask for a $5, $10, $15 or $20 free will offering, in order to circumvent the big publishers who charge big bucks, where I never get my investment back for my creative work. So contact me directly for a copy of Jean-Marie Leclair, murder mystery + my two short stories. It's an honour systm, where I send you my .pdf upon request, trusting that you might send me some recompense in the mail at a later date.
John Hartig was born in Austria. He moved to Canada with his family at the age of 8. Canada seemed like such a strange land to an 8 year-old boy from Europe! The national sport here was hockey, and football was "soccer"!
John lived in several provinces: Ontario, British Columbia, Alberta and Manitoba. He even put in a stint in Germany and France, but those are another story. John acquired an M.A. in English Literature at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. Then a teaching degree at the University of B.C., then a diploma in Corporate Communications from Sheridan College, then a Webmaster's Certificate from Mohawk College...then, my goodness, there must have been other stuff he got somewhere at some time, which at the moment escapes me.
At different times, John was a news reporter, an editor, a high-school teacher, an apprentice electrician, a wedding photographer, a web designer, and has now setttled on being a fledgling author here in the little village of Vineland. John lives in Vineland which is in the middle of wine and orchard country.
He writes murder mystery-romance novels for a hobby. He relies neither on his talent, nor his good looks to make a living in his three endeavours which are writing, web design, and photography.
To sum up, John has had a varied career. As a beginning author in Vineland, he hopes someday to be known as a good Niagara Author. He also hopes to continue with a few more deeds and accomplishments to stretch his biography out just a little bit more, which is his strategy in keeping time's winged chariot at bay!
Skills & Other Stuff
As a retired person, I've been able to practise a lot of things with my camera and my computer. Here is a brief list of the skills I've applied to my own family photos, my websites and my photo books on Niagara.
- photo repair
- web design
- banners + logos
- personal sites
- wedding + family sites
- small business
- provide images for brochures
- CD custom design
- coffee table books of Niagara
- prints for home or office
- Niagara landmarks
- Niagara Falls
- Niagara on the Lake
- Balls Falls + Bruce Trail
- Port Dalhousie
- Morningstar Mill
- seasons + flowers
- photo cards 5x7
John's Computer and Photo Hobby
*My images are available for brochures, calendars, posters, bill-boards and other websites. I'm glad I'm retired though, and don't have to rely on my hobby to make a living,
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