Meet Bobbie Asad – The Mad Hatter & Author

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Bobbie Asad

Owner of the MAD HATTER

and Author of:

Tucker’s Story



Bobbie you have such an amazing personal story, in addition to your two new books, that I know will inspire our audience. Can you share with us why the “Mad Hatter” Shop came to life?

After working for 30+ years in consulting engineering firms, as an Electrical Designer, I was laid off and there weren’t any jobs in my area. I thought about the things I enjoy, which are hats and tea, and decided to open Mad Hatter with those two things, and have expanded it with gifts and specialty food items.


After such a long career in an entirely different field, did you feel as if you discovered a new passion or unleashed an ever-present one?

It was definitely a new passion! While I loved hats and teas for many years, it never occurred to me that I may one day be selling them. The writing for Mad Hatter Tea Society (a short story) was fun, then I decided I wanted to tell Tucker’s story.


Your Mad Hatter Shop is in downtown Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina. What can visitors to your shop expect to discover?


Mad Hatter is a small quaint shop (only 225 square feet), it is whimsical and fun. Visitors will discover teapots, teacups, teas, tea accessories, specialty food products made in North Carolina, hand lotions, sprays, and soaps made locally. Hats are just the beginning at Mad Hatter.


You are a member of the Red Hat Society. Whenever I see a Red Hat Society group of women, I always think “one of these days I am joining for sure!” For those who aren’t familiar with the RHS can you tell us a bit about RHS?


The Red Hat Society is a group of ladies 50+ who get together to have fun. Each group decides what they enjoy doing…..our group goes to cooking classes, plays, to afternoon teas, and lunch, and so much more. Ladies wear purple clothes and red hats, so we are easily recognized anywhere we go.


bobbie asad-mad hatterIt seems as if once you were settled in to this “new calling” another passion was unleashed. You are now the author of 2 books: Mad Hatter Tea Society and Tucker’s Story. Before we talk about these 2 sweet books, can you share with us how writing, plays a role in what you do now?


Actually writing is just something fun to do, all of us have ideas that we think would make an interesting book, so I decided to start working on those ideas now that I have a little more time than I use to. Hopefully people will enjoy the books.


Tell us what inspired you to write Mad Hatter Tea Society and can you share with us what to expect in this book?


I love going to afternoon teas and wearing hats, so this one is about ladies that wonder into a hat shop, purchase some hats and decide on a whim to go to Afternoon Tea. Both of these things are new experiences for them, and who better to experience new things with than a friend? It is a short story, so it doesn’t take very long to read.


BobbieAsad-Tuckers StoryI am very interested in the story behind your newest book, Tucker’s Story. Who is Tucker and what motivated you to create this “fiction story based on truth?”


Tucker is a dog I adopted a couple of years ago. He was dropped off in a rural area by his previous owners. I will never know why they did this, but they must have cared a lot about him up to this point, as he was very well trained. He is an amazing dog, and a lot of good things have happened to him since then, as told in the story.


So what’s next for you? Is there another book in the works?


Yes, there is another book…..about a previous dog before Tucker. This one is about Truman, a Belgian Malinois that I adopted from the shelter when she was five weeks old. That’s right, Truman was a girl. Someone is working on the illustrations for this book, and once they are complete, it will be published.


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Visit the Mad Hatter at:
107 S. Main Street, Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina 27526




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Apple and Bellaron have settled into a quiet existence, though with a baby on the way and super villains to fight, there’s always plenty going on. In the blink of an eye, however, a peaceful day turns into the beginning of a terrible battle, one that will endanger the entire city. Bellaron must face an ancestral foe, and Apple does what she can to save the people around her.

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Matt didn’t intend to become sheriff of the tiny town of new homesteaders, but someone needed to keep the peace. Not much happens in his little territory, and he likes it that way.
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Shasta Bennington is a 23-year-old former beauty queen. In her hometown, she took home every crown in every pageant, following a fine family tradition like her mother and four older sisters before her. Her half-Japanese, half-Italian beauty was no match for anyone who dared to compete against her. But she wasn’t happy.
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Schoolyard Bully (Big Riggs, Book 1)
Fannie Riggs has always been a big girl. She comes from a big family who unfortunately hadn’t seen the irony of the name they had given her. As a kid, the school bully had relentlessly tortured her for six years until he finally moved away before high school. That was when Fannie re-invented herself. She began working on her self-confidence and sense of style while putting the past behind her. By the time Fannie graduated high school, she was on her way to law school and the fast track to the life she had always dreamed of. Fannie’s about to get a big surprise, however, when she lands an interview for the perfect job as an associate in a prestigious law firm. She’s brought face to face with her past, as the bully of her childhood, becomes her colleague. Meanwhile, strange things start to happen. She’s locked in a stairwell, and her car is vandalized. Can Grant, the firm’s investigator, help her find out who is behind it before the past begins to swallow her future?

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Mystery writer Roger McDermitt is in a rut until a local serial killer murders six men in six months. The police are convinced the serial killer is a woman, which fascinates Roger. He nicknames her “Tease”, and is determined to make her the central character in his next novel.

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Holocaust Survivor Stories

By Gabriella Kovac

and Oliver R. Shead

Be Inspired to overcome your own adversity


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Holocaust Survivors – Georgina – Holocaust Survivor Stories
An Incredible True Story of Survival Audacity and Deception from the Darkest Days of the Holocaust December1944 whilst heavy snows fall over Budapest and soldiers battle for the streets, Georgina a young Jewish woman, is nearly starving to death with her new born son. The battle outside is one of the most savage in the entire war. She knows that go into the streets is virtually a death sentence or rape, but she must find food within the next few hours or her baby will certainly die. For Georgina there is no choice. Alone and completely vulnerable she heads out into the freezing cold. Georgina My Mother’s Story is an incredible true story of one woman’s bravery and daring in Hungary during the Holocaust and through the brutal communist regime beyond. It’s the story of a carefree young woman thrust into the worst tragedy in human history- and emerging triumphant.



Meet the Author: Gabriella Kovac

Gabriella_KovacGabriella Kovac was born in Hungary, Just after the Second World War had drawn to a close. She lived through the Hungarian uprising against the Communists in 1956, and remembers vividly Russian tanks sitting under her bedroom window. Through the genius of her mother Georgina, their family managed to leave the Communist bloc and come to Australia in 1957. Gabriella is a passionate public speaker, chef (her favourite dish is Hungarian Goulash) and has been very successful in fashion, even authoring the book “Magic Drafting,” which can also be found on Amazon. Throughout her life, Gabriella has been inspired by her mother’s amazing tenacity, enthusiasm and will to live.

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