Heidy Hardaker

Biography

Just because your creativity is not valued does not mean that there is no value in the process: in the skills you learn along the way, in the self-awareness you gain and determination that you find within yourself. There is something only you can give. True success is when you are true to yourself. So never give up.

Smashwords Interview

When did you first start writing?
I can’t remember I time I haven’t written or a time I haven’t been criticised for it. My first real book was in 2014 I wrote Erase Me but after my friend criticised my work; I threw it away. In 2015 I published Seven Grudges but after similar problems I unpublished it and changed the story into Past Fear which I turned into a 7 part series which includes elements from Erase Me (the bits I could remember). Never throw your work away; even negative criticism can be turned into constructive feedback. The foundations may look underwhelming but that is what you build on. Don’t give up.
What's the story behind your latest book?
First one: Advice on self-publishing. When I first started I had no one, I made a lot of mistakes. I want to help and support people who are struggling to find the motivation to continue or who don’t know where to start.

Second one: I said ‘Don’t Ask Your Enemy’ was the last book I would write but I keep being inspired (quick someone distract me). My brother told me to watch a magician secrets revealed channel on YouTube. After a boring car journey I thought of ‘7 Kills 1 Deadly Kiss’ a chicklit murder mystery.
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Where to find Heidy Hardaker online

Videos

Take
Two crime scenes. Same victim. Detectives Alexander and Zero are stuck in a crumbling illusion. They are dismissed as a failed experiment and a mistake. Existing in the shadow of sorrow, intriguing distractions are used to hide something more sinister.

Erase Me
Mena fragments her victims into Erase. A mysterious world that no one returns from. Her new target is Ara, a tortured soul who is defiant but jaded. Mena knows what lies beyond the illusion but Ara suffers because of it. Time is running out for Ara, her mundane existence is about to be erased.

Erase Me Dystopian Thriller
Time is running out for Ara, her mundane existence is about to be erased unless she can fight against the monsters she has spent her entire life hiding from. Can they recognise the danger that lurks beneath the surface? Or is Erase a dangerous illusion that no one can escape from? Warning: Prolonged exposure to Erase will corrupt the mind and disintegrate the body.

I'd Kill For A Kiss
Jake Resnick is an artistic loner who never succeeded at anything. Unable to follow his dream, he is forced to study the subjects he hates to become someone he can never be. Banished by a family that does not understand him, he is lost in a foreign country. In a university full of arrogant strangers, language is not the only barrier.

Eight Dread
Dylan is forced into a difficult situation find Rebel or suffer at the hands of his tormentor, Kat. His life has been shaped by the brutal killing of his family at the hands of the twisted Kat. The games she plays with his life have stripped it of all meaning and joy. After a ten year absence she is back to manipulate him into the deadly clutches of WeCo. A company that rivals Kat’s sadistic nature.

Series

Heidy's Storhymies
Stories that Rhyme: Illustrated books with a moral message for all ages. 1 Slimy Grimy Odd Cod: friendship, empathy, bullying. 2 Hey Beautiful & 3 Never Compare: comparisons, self-worth, self-confidence, self-esteem, friendship. 3 Attitude: bad attitude, abandonment, hatred, bullying, negativity. 5 Forgive Never Relieve: gossip, lies, friendship, hatred, cruelty, negative words, low self-esteem. 6 Morning Hater: anxiety, depression, energy, friendship, loneliness, fear. 7 Laughable Lavender Leaner: workplace bullying, abuse (emotional, physical & social), jealousy, isolation, illness, friendship, kindness. 8 Only Lonely Moany Mona: negativity, blame, hatred, jealousy, loneliness, attitude, friendship. 9 Dressed in a Stress Mess: abuse (emotional & social), bullying, learned behaviour, vulnerability, attitude, friendship. 10 C: cancer, illness, loneliness, isolation, bad coping strategies, suppressed emotions. 11 Wait 108: eating disorder, anxiety, grief, depression, copying strategies, suicidal thoughts, friendship. Greetings & farewells: 1: English; 2, 3, 4, 10, 11: Spanish; 6: Italian; 7: French; 9, 11: Japanese, Hiragana, Romanji.
Slimy Grimy Odd Cod
Price: $2.99 USD.
Hey Beautiful
Price: $2.99 USD.
Attitude
Price: $2.99 USD.
Never Compare
Price: $2.99 USD.
Forgive Never Relive
Price: $2.99 USD.
Morning Hater
Price: $2.99 USD.

Books

I'd Kill For A Kiss
You set the price! Words: 8,950. Language: English. Published: July 16, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Action/adventure, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
Jake Resnick is an artistic loner who is banished, by a family that does not understand him, to a foreign country. The university is controlled by Tank and Princess, but Jake is already caught in a spider’s web of manipulation and deceit. His only option is to fall at the mercy of Tank’s friend, Vee, a bad girl with dark intentions.
Meerkat, Where Are You?
You set the price! Language: English. Published: May 17, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Social Issues / Death & Dying, Fiction » Children’s books » Social Issues / Emotions & Feelings
(5.00 from 1 review)
Ally felt mad. She missed her dad. But she hides her fears. Her pillow catches her tears. Meerkat, I am heartbroken. Ally thought. These words must never be spoken.  My mum is already so sad.  I do not want to make her feel bad.
Take
You set the price! Words: 60,370. Language: English. Published: May 16, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Horror » Crime
Two crime scenes. Same victim. Detectives Alexander and Zero are stuck in a crumbling illusion. They are dismissed as a failed experiment and a mistake. Existing in the shadow of sorrow, intriguing distractions are used to hide something more sinister. Every crime scene was a staged decoy. When the decoy and the real victim are found hours apart, their world starts to unravel.
Eight Dread
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,420. Language: English. Published: October 6, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Romance » Action/adventure
Rebel’s self-destructive nature is mystery even to herself. After a brutal fight with Kat, Rebel’s memories have disappeared. The only thing Rebel remembers, from her old life, is chasing dangerous criminals and giving them to their victims. But now she is the target of Kat’s relentless rage. Dylan is forced into a difficult situation find Rebel or suffer at the hands of his tormentor, Kat.
Attitude
Series: Heidy's Storhymies, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Language: English. Published: June 3, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Family / Marriage & Divorce, Fiction » Children’s books » Social Issues / Bullying
Jake loved to eat fudge while he would judge. He did not understand why people would cry every time he walked by. He acts so fake. Why does no one like Jake?
C
Series: Heidy's Storhymies, Book 10. You set the price! Words: 30. Language: English. Published: June 3, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Social Issues / Death & Dying, Fiction » Children’s books » Health & Daily Living / Diseases, Illnesses & Injuries
Lily asked a question and got the answer. It was cancer. Lily did not want to observe a situation that Lavender did not deserve. Lily felt so weak. Was the future really that bleak?
Forgive Never Relive
Series: Heidy's Storhymies, Book 5. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 30. Language: English. Published: June 3, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Social Issues / Emotions & Feelings, Fiction » Children’s books » Social Issues / Bullying
Valarie would gossip to anyone she could find. She was not kind. She was a pretend friend. Her friends would tell her a secret but were shocked to find that the next day everybody knew. They had no clue. She treated them like a fool. Why was she so cruel?
Hey Beautiful
Series: Heidy's Storhymies, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Language: English. Published: June 3, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Social Issues / Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance, Fiction » Children’s books » Social Issues / Values & Virtues
Mia can see other people’s beauty but not her own. For this reason, she is alone. She always feels this way. No matter what people say. Everyday life becomes a task. Can her friends help her to see beyond her mask?
Laughable Lavender Leaner
Series: Heidy's Storhymies, Book 7. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 30. Language: English. Published: June 3, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Social Issues / Bullying, Fiction » Children’s books » Social Issues / Physical & Emotional Abuse
Lavender loved her job but she was attacked by a mob. They made fun of her until the day turned into a blur. They needed her but they did not treat her right. Can she win this fight? Lavender an amazing cleaner. But every day people would make fun of her and treat her like she was less than them. Someone needed to do the job. They found no value in her.
Morning Hater
Series: Heidy's Storhymies, Book 6. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 30. Language: English. Published: June 3, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Social Issues / Depression & Mental Illness, Fiction » Children’s books » Social Issues / Emotions & Feelings
Andy Mater hated the morning. It felt like a warning. At night, he wanted to play, but in the morning, it all went astray. He was a night owl. Will he ever get rid of his morning scowl? Poor Andy, he always felt bad. A fog would follow him around and make him feel down. At night, he did not want to go to bed, but in the morning, he would not get out of bed.
Never Compare
Series: Heidy's Storhymies, Book 4. Price: $2.99 USD. Language: English. Published: June 3, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Social Issues / Peer Pressure, Fiction » Children’s books » Social Issues / Emotions & Feelings
Jess’s real face was rejected and always corrected. It was a harsh blow. How can her face be a before photo? Her face is now a decoy. Can she protect the beauty they are trying to destroy?
Only Lonely Moany Mona
Series: Heidy's Storhymies, Book 8. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 30. Language: English. Published: June 3, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Social Issues / Friendship, Fiction » Children’s books » Social Issues / Emotions & Feelings
Mona would moan all day long, but she wondered what she was doing wrong. People would flee from the misery Mona spat out. That is why no one was ever about. Any time she came around everyone had already left town. From north to south. When will she learn to control her mouth?
Slimy Grimy Odd Cod
Series: Heidy's Storhymies, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Language: English. Published: June 3, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Social Issues / Bullying, Fiction » Children’s books » Social Issues / Values & Virtues
Ally was odd and a little bit shy. Fred was nasty and not a nice guy. Secretly, Fred wanted a friend but all he could do was pretend. Together they can soar. Want to find out more?
Dressed in a Stress Mess
Series: Heidy's Storhymies, Book 9. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 30. Language: English. Published: March 20, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Social Issues / Bullying, Fiction » Children’s books » Social Issues / Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance
Sakura knew she was unwanted. Those feelings made her emotionally haunted. When she heard people titter, she became more bitter. She was stuck in their traps. Can she free herself before she snaps?
Wait 108
Series: Heidy's Storhymies, Book 11. You set the price! Words: 30. Language: English. Published: March 20, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Social Issues / Depression & Mental Illness, Fiction » Children’s books » Social Issues / Emotions & Feelings
Sakura was a prisoner to her grief. It stole her health like a thief. When she gained weight, she could not think straight. She could not fit her blouse. When she left the house, people would sneer. She was trapped within her fear. Every time she was gaunt, people told her it was something to flaunt. When she was thin, she lost her grin. Can she free her mind of doubt and finally find a way out?
Erase Me
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,400. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Fantasy » Dark
Mena fragments her victims into Erase. A mysterious world that no one returns from. Her new target is Ara, a tortured soul who is defiant but jaded. Mena knows what lies beyond the illusion but Ara suffers because of it. Time is running out for Ara, her mundane existence is about to be erased unless she can fight against the monsters she has spent her entire life hiding from.

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