Craig A. Hart


Craig Hart is a writer, editor, and publisher. His prose and poetry have been published both traditionally and independently. His love of language goes back to the day he learned to read. He read voraciously as a child, edited the high school journal, and wrote short stories during his teen years. At college he edited the campus newspaper. Once out of college, he began a popular online book review service. In 2007, he withdrew from reviewing to focus his attention on writing. Early in 2012 he founded The Rusty Nail literary magazine for which he serves as editor-in-chief. He is also the publisher for Sweatshoppe Publications. Hart is a member of the American Society of Authors and Writers and the Rockford Writer’s Guild. He lives in Rockford, Illinois with his wife Kimberly in a house owned by their cat, Gracie.

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After the Party
Craig Hart reads his poem, "After the Party."


The Diner (A Short Story)
Price: Free! Words: 1,970. Language: English. Published: January 10, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
On a rainy night in 1934, a man stops at a lonely diner along Route 12 in Michigan. This unsettling literary short story examines and contrasts the innocent and jaded, the old and new, and the circle of life.
The Pianist
Price: Free! Words: 1,530. Language: English. Published: October 11, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
"The Pianist" is a literary short story set in the 1920s that examines how people react to tragedy and their motives for love.

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Smashwords book reviews by Craig A. Hart

  • Jesus The Vampire Slayer on Sep. 21, 2011

    Scott Webb has written a fascinating book. The premise itself is good, but reading through the book I found myself even more interested. Webb demonstrates a deep knowledge of history, both religious and secular, and weaves his tale with great skill. This is, in fact, one of the things I liked most about the book. How he held onto so many different threads of thought and weaved them together is amazing to me. The work is set up like a history book, but don't get the idea that it's like being back in school. This history lesson draws you in with its attention to detail and sheer entertainment value. You don't even have to take my word for it. Download the free sample and see for yourself.