Big Canoe Writers

Words and Wit for the Ages

Hal Hart

January 10
by admin

Members of the Big Canoe Writers Group are saddened by the death of one of our long term members. Hal Hart died on January 1, 2013. Hal was always an ardent contributor to our group. His smile and can do attitude brought a ray of sunshine to our meetings.
Rest in peace, Hal.

Click on this link to read a sample of Hal’s writing.

Harold (Hal) Hartvigsen (a.k.a. Hal Hart), Lanier Village Estates, Gainesville, Ga., passed away on Jan. 1, 2013, from cancer. He was 86 years old and was predeceased by his wife Nan, in 1999. He was born in Maquoketa, Iowa, and grew up in Elwood and Iowa City, Iowa.  To read the complete obituary in the Gainesville Times click this link.


Murder In the Retirement Castle

August 30
by Hal Hart

Chapter 1

He was in an ugly mood. Driving the last three hours through a torrential downpour had stretched his patience to the limit. Damion Fitzgerald was a control freak and one thing he could not control was the weather. His Scotch-Irish background, his seventy-five years on this earth and his sporadic back problem had nothing to do with his ugly mood. Lack of control had everything to do with it. Read the rest of this entry »