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About the Author:

JR Hardin - Author/Writer

J.R. (Randy) Hardin was born in Rome, Georgia, attended Berry College and has lived in either Georgia or North Carolina all his life.  He currently resides with his son and daughter-in-law, Shane and Maranda, in Gainesville, Georgia.


J.R.’s career as an electrical transformer designer ended in 2001.  When God called his wife Bobbie home, J.R. searched for something to fill his life.  He began by taking writing courses from the Institute of Children’s Literature from 2005 - 2007 and, with their guidance, found a love and passion for writing.


A true Southern writer, J.R.’s books are flavored with the unique characters and settings of the south.  He has currently written three books in his Kudzu Monster Series: The Kudzu Monsters, Kalvin the Kudzu Monster and Kudzu Monsters Versus the Creeper Horde.  The Kudzu books are now combined into a single trilogy with sketches added throughout.  Plus two books about an abandoned dog, The Adventures of Little Dog Koko and The Further Adventures of Koko and Moochee.  All six books are available through Amazon, Barnes and Noble,, and Boutique of Quality Books as well as through independent booksellers around the south.


The Golden-Chime Mermaid and the Silver-Scaled Merman will be released in Spring of 2014.