Janet Hardy, pen names Catherine A. Liszt and Lady Green [Edit]

Janet Hardy is an American writer and sex educator, and the founder of Greenery Press, which she continues to run. Greenery Press is a publishing house based in Emeryville, California, which specializes in books on BDSM (particularly femdom) and polyamory. Hardy has also been published as Catherine A. Liszt and Lady Green. She is the author or co-author of eleven books.

She is genderqueer (but uses female pronouns), bisexual, and polyamorous.

Books authored or co-authored by Janet Hardy

  • Dossie Easton, Janet W. Hardy, The New Topping Book. Greenery Press, 2003. ISBN 1-890159-36-0.
  • Dossie Easton, Janet W. Hardy, The New Bottoming Book. Greenery Press, 2001. ISBN 1-890159-35-2.
  • Dossie Easton, Catherine A. Liszt, When Someone You Love Is Kinky. Greenery Press, 2000. ISBN 1-890159-23-9.
  • Lady Green, The Sexually Dominant Woman: a Workbook for Nervous Beginners, Greenery Press, 1998. ISBN 978-1-890159-11-5
  • Lady Green, The Compleat Spanker, Greenery Press, 2000. ISBN 1-890159-00-X.
  • Lady Green (edit.), Jaymes Easton (edit.), Kinky Crafts: 101 Do-It-Yourself S/M Toys, Greenery Press, 1998, ISBN 0-9639763-7-0
  • Charles Moser, Janet Hardy, Sex Disasters… and How to Survive Them, Greenery Press, 2002. ISBN 1-890159-44-1.
  • Janet Hardy, The Toybag Guide to Canes and Caning, Greenery Press, 2004. ISBN 1-890159-56-5.
  • Dossie Easton, Janet W. Hardy, Radical Ecstasy, Greenery Press, 2004. ISBN 1-890159-62-X.
  • Janet Hardy, 21st Century Kinkycrafts, Greenery Press, 2005. ISBN 1-890159-58-1
  • Dossie Easton, Janet W. Hardy, The Ethical Slut Third Edition, Ten Speed Press, 2017. ISBN 978-0-399-57966-0.
  • Janet W. Hardy, Girlfag: A Life Told in Sex and Musicals, Beyond Binary Books, 2012. ISBN 1-93812-300-X.
  • Janet W. Hardy, Impervious: Confessions of a Semi-Retired Deviant. Sincyr Publishing , 2019. ISBN 978-1948780094.

Film and TV

  • BDSM: It’s not what you think (2008)
  • Vice & Consent (2005)
  • “Sex TV”—Girl Show/The Ethical Slut/Sex and the Beard? (2002)
  • Beyond Vanilla (2001)
  • The Dr. Susan Block Show (1996)


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

She is an inductee of the Society of Janus‘s Hall of Fame.