John Hartig Biography
Vineland Author! That's what I will have to be content with for now. As to my biography, here is a brief list of my life's history and my career.
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 Canadian author, in the larger sense. 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 strategic way of 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 sites 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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