LeAnne Hardy

Times and Places

Bringing to life times, places and the people who live in them

Our planet, Earth, contains many worlds that seldom seem to touch. It’s easy to live in one familiar community and forget that anyplace else exists. Whether it is an African country in civil war, a time period long past, or a community of figure skaters and hockey players in a small American town, people love, create, experience pain, long for friendship and need to feel valued—all the things that make us human. I write about places I have known and communties I am discovering. I ask, what would it be like to live in that world--to be part of a community with different expectations, different values, different experiences from what I am used to?

To find out more about the places I have lived check out my bio.

I write for children and young people because they have their whole lives ahead of them. I want to stretch their world and give them images that will challenge the way they think about God, life and what faith in action looks like.

To investigate the books that have come out of my experiences click on a title to the right or go to the works page to see summaries of all.

There are discussion questions on most of the book pages. You can use these questions to talk with your friends about the books or write to me and suggest topics you would like to see me write about on my blog. I would love to hear from you.

Selected Works

Young Adult Fiction
Keeping the secret could cost Sindi everything, but the truth might cost her more.
Ben will be dead meat if the guys find out what he's doing at the ice rink in the early mornings.
It’s never fun to be different, and Brazilian–born Cristina Larson feels very different.
Despite the war, Keri’s parents wouldn’t let anything really bad happen to her... would they?
Glastonbury Grail Series
Book 1. A tale of the Holy Grail and the tumultuous England of King Henry VIII
Book 2. Colin returns to Wales with the ancient olivewood cup. But why does it show none of the supernatural power it displayed in Glastonbury?
Picture Book
Who will take care of Lindiwe when her sick mother passes?
God is like many things in a small African boy’s world—the wind, a rock, even his mother.

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