Heidy Hardaker

Biography

I am a self-published author who loves to read any genre and loves a challenge.

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 In 2015 I published Seven Grudges but after similar problems I unpublished it and changed the story into Past Fear which I turned into a 7 part series which includes elements from Erase Me (the bits I could remember).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


Where to buy in print


Videos

7 Thrillers PERiL Series Trailer
A puzzle only you can solve, what started a long time ago has corrupted everyone’s future and led to almost everyone’s demise. Out of time and stuck in the past, Detective Mathews and Wren must piece together the ruined lives of the puppets who have come before, the monsters who pull the strings and the people they can save. The choices they make will seal their fate.

The thrilling conclusion to the PERiL series 7
Don't Trust Your Enemy futuristic dystopian thriller.

Series

PERiL
The PERiL Series is a journey across time, a mystery that weaves itself through the lives of many leaving only destruction in its wake. A puzzle only you can solve, what started a long time ago has corrupted everyone’s future and led to almost everyone’s demise. Out of time and stuck in the past, Detective Mathews and Wren must piece together the ruined lives of the puppets who have come before, the monsters who pull the strings and the people they can save. The choices they make will seal their fate. PERiL PAST FEAR FEAR ME AFTER SLEEP ERASE ME LUST AFTER REVENGE SEE THROUGH LIES IF I DIE BEFORE YOU KILL ME DON’T TRUST YOUR ENEMY
Past Fear
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See Through Lies
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Erase Me
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Lust After Revenge
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Fear Me After Sleep
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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
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Hey Beautiful
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Attitude
Price: $0.99 USD.
Never Compare
Price: $2.99 USD.
Forgive Never Relive
Price: $2.49 USD.

Books

Don't Ask Your Enemy
Series: PERiL, Book 7. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,400. Language: English. Published: June 5, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
The thrilling conclusion. It’s the end of the world but maybe this world needs to die. Everyone wants a new world but what are they willing to do to create it? One is life, one is death; one is destroyed, and one is destruction but it wears a disguise. The illusion is gone; there is no more places to hide. No one will survive unscathed because the last failed experiment is you.
Attitude
Series: Heidy's Storhymies, Book 3. Price: $0.99 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. Price: $0.99 USD. 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: $2.49 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: $1.99 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: $1.99 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: $1.99 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?
Lust After Revenge
Series: PERiL, Book 4. You set the price! Words: 12,600. Language: English. Published: May 21, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
What if all you had was a moment? A fractured enemy is attacking Zoey from all sides. Her life is tainted by an illusion she can no longer cling too. Crumbling under the pressure, she has always been a disappointment. Abandoned and vulnerable, her enemies are closing in. Her kindness has twisted into a blind rage that destroys everything. Will her first day alive be her last?
7 Kills 1 Deadly Kiss
You set the price! Words: 16,280. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Chick Lit
Two faces for a surgeon, none for a magician. Can you find the illusion? One kiss will change everything. For the first time in Abby’s life, she feels a cauldron of repressed hatred bubbling to the surface. Her aloof personality is no match for the jovial magician Jake. She is forced out of her comfort zone and into his whimsical world. But when the magic turns on them, will anyone survive? Zero..
See Through Lies
Series: PERiL, Book 2. You set the price! Words: 8,710. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
Emily must find a way to escape the monster she is destined to be. Forced into her rival, Vale’s sinister world can she hold onto her humanity or will her own dark nature throw her deeper into their pit of lies? As the poison inside makes it harder for her to breathe, she must face the horror of stealing life from others or suffer the consequences that saying no will bring.
If I Die Before You Kill Me
Series: PERiL, Book 6. You set the price! Words: 5,240. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
Death is the only way to stop the pain. But what if it is just the beginning of an agony that no one can bear. For most of Detective Mathews’s life he has been alone, he has never asked anyone for help. But now he must rely on another. Erase is full of nameless creatures that belong to their master. But he does not belong there, can he find a way out of Erase's false reality?
Fear Me After Sleep
Series: PERiL, Book 5. You set the price! Words: 53,650. Language: English. Published: April 17, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
PERiL Awakens. Time will reveal the monster. How do you stop a killer who is already dead? Detective Wren Ashingden must find a way to fight an enemy she cannot see. Her world is built on lies but they cannot stay hidden forever. Death is closer than it has ever been as Past Fear threatens to bury her alive. No one is safe, everyone is traumatised. There is no one that she trusts.
Past Fear
Series: PERiL, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 76,180. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
Detective Mathews and his partner Wren are stuck in an illusion that only they can see through. Murder abounds in Past Fear. From a distance the crime scenes are real but up close something sinister is going on. According to Chief Petty, the victims are already dead so they are forbidden from searching for the truth. Will you fall victim to the perfect crime?
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
Series: PERiL, Book 3. You set the price! Words: 5,400. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
PERiL Lives . . . Mena is a hideous creature, she fragments her victims into Erase. A mysterious world that no one returns from in one piece. Her new target is Arabella, a tortured soul but one that is defiant. Mena knows what lies beyond the illusion but Arabella suffers because of it. Arabella has stumbled into their trap but when they let her in, will she be destroyed or will they?

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