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A Canadian Murder Mystery

By John Hartig


Canadian Author -- John Hartig

Canadian author - John Hartig biography Canadian author! Maybe someday that will be listed in my biography. For now, I will have to be content, and hopefully known, as "that Vineland author". 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. 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 being a Canadian author, and also doing Niagara web design, and Niagara scenery photography.

To sum up, John is a "jack" of all trades, and somewhat a master of some. As a fledgling author in Vineland, he hopes someday to be known as a good Canadian author. He also hopes to continue with a few more deeds and accomplishments to stretch his biography out just a little more, which is his strategy in keeping time's winged chariot at bay!

Skills & Other Stuff

As a retired person, John Hartig has been able to practise a lot of things with his camera and his computer. Here is a brief list of the skills which he has applied to his photos, his websites and his photo books of the Niagara region.



  • weddings
  • engagements
  • portraits
  • families
  • photo repair
  • scanning
  • enhancements
  • albums
  • hosting
  • web design
  • banners + logos
  • personal sites
  • wedding + family sites
  • small business
  • slideshows
  • provide images for brochures
    + posters
  • 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


Canadian author - John Hartig Biography


John's Computer and Photo Hobby

*John's Canadian murder mystery, Duplicity, is available though this website. Also his Niagara scenery images are available for brochures, calendars, posters, bill-boards and other websites. John Is happy that he doesn't have to rely on this hobby to make a living, He enjoys his retirement and has lots to do!

Canadian author - John Hartig biography


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