Janet W. Hardy
Janet Hardy, November 10, 2009
Janet Hardy, November 10, 2009
Pen nameCatherine A. Liszt, Lady Green, Verdant, Verdie
NationalityUnited States
SubjectBDSM and sex education

Janet W. Hardy is an American writer and sex educator, and founder of Greenery Press.[1] She has also been published as Catherine A. Liszt and Lady Green.[2] She is the author or co-author of eleven books, and frequently collaborates with Dossie Easton.[3]

She is genderqueer (and uses female pronouns), bisexual, and polyamorous.[4]

Books authored or co-authored by Janet Hardy

Film and TV


She received the Geoff Mains Nonfiction Book Award from the National Leather Association in 2019 for The Sexually Dominant Woman: An Illustrated Guide for Nervous Beginners, and in 2020 for Impervious: Confessions of a Semi-Retired Deviant.[8]

She is an inductee of the Society of Janus Hall of Fame.[9]


  1. ^ Sachie Godwin, Clamor Magazine, "Perfect Bound". Archived from the original on 2010-04-05. Retrieved 2010-03-20., issue 17, 2002
  2. ^ Marech, Rona (October 19, 2001). "Greenery Press specializes in off-color topics". San Francisco Chronicle.
  3. ^ "Janet W. Hardy - Penguin Random House". www.randomhouse.com.
  4. ^ "about the author". slutandsons.com. 2020-07-14. Retrieved 2021-03-03.
  5. ^ The Ethical Slut: A Guide to Infinite Sexual Possibilities (1997). Open Library.
  6. ^ The Ethical Slut. Goodreads.
  7. ^ "The Compleat Spanker (review)". SandMUtopia Guardian #24. 1997. p. 38.
  8. ^ "List of winners - Living In Leather".
  9. ^ "Society of Janus". Erobay. 2019-07-20. Retrieved 2020-04-21.