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Books & Stories

Kitty Claws and the Magic of Dreaming

Cats and kittens are trapped in the cat shelter on Christmas Eve, waiting to be adopted.  They hope and dream that Kitty Claws will save them, by finding them the home of their dreams.  Meanwhile, across town, people who are in search of the perfect cat or kitten for Christmas look to Santa Claus to bring them the pet of their dreams.  Soon they all discover that, it’s actually their courage to dream in the face of despair that creates the real magic and perfect home.

I've Been Fired!  (from every job I've ever had)

A humorous book based on Hardy's real-life experiences about the struggles of trying to make a living while pursuing her real passion of writing.   Hardy's jobs run the gamut of roles, including working as an Executive Assistant at Fox Studios for a high-level executive under Rupert Murdoch, and for a political cult disguised as a theatre program out of New York with plans to overthrow the government of the United States, a startup online company headed by a well-known actress, as well as the usual waitress, telephone operator and retail job.  All of which she was fired from.

Sing with Angels

A short story about the head of a foster-care agency, searching for a home for a young child whose mother has died.  She soon discovers that her own inability to reach the child also hinders her decision about the family to place her in. 

Imagine Freedom

A short story or monologue about freedom as defined by well-known people such as John Lennon and Martin Luther King, and the inspiration of discovering the existence of freedom inside yourself.

Travels of a Tragedy Queen

A young woman in the 1980’s quits her high paying corporate job to pursue a career as a writer.  She embarks on a journey in her Volkswagen van with her small dog, traveling across the United States and encounters unique connections and experiences that point her toward her new passion of being a writer.  The book covers the struggles, successes and triumphs of what it takes to follow your dream. 

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