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Time Warp in the Free State

February 16, 2011

Tags: LeAnne Hardy, Free State, South Africa, apartheid, travel


By all appearances it was an idyllic little town surrounded by miles and miles of sweeping grasslands. The streets around the classic Dutch Reformed Church at its heart reminded me of Bulawayo, Zimbabwe—broad enough to turn a span of eight oxen. The houses were quaint reminders of a former era. They were a (more…)

Comfort Zones

February 3, 2011

Tags: LeAnne Hardy, travel, South Africa

Drive on the left. Drive on the left. Drive...
As my daughter drove me to the airport, I was suddenly reminded that I was leaving my comfort zone. What have you forgotten? my cramping stomach asked. What all-important detail have you let fall between the cracks? Usually my husband (more…)

Travels with Claudia

November 18, 2010

Tags: LeAnne Hardy, travel, mother-in-law, Hardy's Peanut Brittle, Yellowstone National Park




Leavenworth, Washington, "Bavarian" town
I have the best mother-in-law in the world. We recently spent a week driving cross-country together. We both have fantasies of a simple RV. “I’d like to be able to stop in a scenic spot, get out my lawn chair and read a while with my cup of coffee and then move on,” she once told me. Both our husbands preferred planned routes, comfortable beds and reservations made well ahead of time. Her husband passed away in 2004. Mine had meetings in California after my writer’s retreat in Monterey.

Mom met me at (more…)

God and God Alone

November 12, 2010

Tags: LeAnne Hardy, travel, Rocky Mountains, Arches National Park, Yosemite National Park, Yellowstone National Park, Black Hills, Badlands, praise

As most readers know, I have lived most of my adult life overseas. I have seen the Alps and the Himalayas, the Nile River and the Kalahari Desert, but until this month, I had never seen the western United States. It is jaw-dropping, heart-stopping, eye-popping awesome!

Throughout our travels the song that kept running through my head was Steve Green’s, "God and God Alone." Here are some pictures to accompany the music.


This was a whistle stop tour on the way (more…)

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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