David Charles Hart
Born and raised in Portland, OR, David Charles Hart is the middle child of Willie Mae Hart’s three children. After graduating from Jefferson High School, he attended Ohio State University for a year and then joined the United States Air Force where he continued his college education eventually earning BA and MBA degrees. After completing nearly eight years of military service, he re-entered civilian life and relocated to Washington State. Along with his wife, Catherine, he raised two sons, David Jr. and Isaac.
After retiring from a 35 year career in financial services, David became interested in writing and took a local college course in Creative Writing. His inspiration to write a book came at the courtesy of his mother. The memoir she wrote recounting her childhood years in Vicksburg, Mississippi, the many conversations they had, and their trip together, just mother and son, to Vicksburg in 2004 motivated his to write Sister B and capture the 102-year-old historical lifetime of his mother for all to experience.
His book, "Tales From The Millinery Shop", pays homage to his father Theodore Roosevelt Hart born 1904 in New York City and to Theodore’s parents who were an interracial couple at the end of the nineteenth century. Theodore’s mother was Caucasian from Germany. His father was African American and trained thoroughbred racehorses for a living. To capture the imagery and realism of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century, the Gilded Age, the stories are told in the words, thoughts and actions of the book’s characters representing those that lived during that time. The Gilded Age, a phrase coined by Mark Twain, depicts the fine-looking glittering people, on the surface, of that era, but underneath that surface exists rampant corruption and widespread debauchery.