John Hartman lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. After a long career in the railroad industry, he now has found time to return to his first love: writing. During his college years, he had worked as a magazine writer as well as working for the railroad. After a while, he had set writing aside so as to give his full attention to the more stable and profitable career. Now he is able to devote himself to both his writing and to cataloguing his extensive film memorabilia collection. After placing a collection of short stories into print, The Belfry and Other Stories, and die horror novel Fruelic''s Lair, he is now working on a new book tentatively entitled Flight of the Fire Child and editing additional short stories that he hopes to publish within the coming year.