Ian Thomas Healy

Biography

Ian Thomas Healy is a prolific writer who dabbles in many different speculative genres. He’s a ten-time participant and winner of National Novel Writing Month where he’s tackled such diverse subjects as sentient alien farts, competitive forklift racing, a religion-powered rabbit-themed superhero, cyberpunk mercenaries, cowboy elves, and an unlikely combination of vampires with minor league hockey. He is also the creator of the Writing Better Action Through Cinematic Techniques workshop, which helps writers to improve their action scenes.

Ian also created the longest-running superhero webcomic done in LEGO, The Adventures of the S-Team, which ran from 2006-2012.

When not writing, which is rare, he enjoys watching hockey, reading comic books (and serious books, too), and living in the great state of Colorado, which he shares with his wife, children, house-pets, and approximately five million other people.

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Books

Champion
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 93,660. Language: English. Published: November 24, 2014 by Local Hero Press, LLC. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
When a fellow superhero is murdered, Mustang Sally takes up the case to find his killer. At the same time, a new hero named Champion makes a big splash when he announces a competing organization to Just Cause. Somehow, Champion and the murder victim are linked, and Sally must risk everything that makes her a hero to not only uncover the real killer, but the motive.
Making the Cut
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 73,380. Language: English. Published: July 13, 2014 by Local Hero Press, LLC. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Drama
Making the Cut is a Young Adult/New Adult novel about two girls, Midori and Nicole, competing in a televised cooking competition. They become friends despite their cultural differences, and will be competing against six other teens. With a $10,000 prize and scholarship to a prestigious New York culinary school at stake, can their friendship survive the challenge?
The Good Fight
The Pen & Cape Society, in conjunction with Local Hero Press, is proud to present The Good Fight, an anthology of superhero fiction from some of the best authors working in the genre. After enjoying the stories in The Good Fight, please be sure to check out the works of the individual authors, because they're just super!
Jackrabbit
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Series: The Just Cause Universe, Book 5. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 67,610. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2014 by Local Hero Press, LLC. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
When the God of Rabbits recruits him to save the world from an invasion of interstellar cockroaches, it seems like it might be a pretty cool gig. Unfortunately, in the spectrum of god-like abilities, rabbits rank pretty low, and Jay received the ability to make snarky wisecracks, jump real high, and… that’s about all. Can Jackrabbit and the Bluebird Herald successfully defend humanity?
Deep Six
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Series: The Just Cause Universe, Book 4 · The Just Cause Universe Novels, Book 4. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 86,490. Language: English. Published: November 29, 2013 by Local Hero Press, LLC. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
When criminals are convicted, they go to jail. When they have parahuman abilities, they go to Deep Six, the most secure prison facility in the world. Six thousand feet underground, nobody has ever escaped from it. Until now. The parahuman terrorist called Misrule engineers a mass breakout, and it falls to a pair of prison guards to stop the world's most dangerous criminals from reaching freedom.
Day of the Destroyer
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Series: The Just Cause Universe, Book 3 · The Just Cause Universe Novels, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 86,050. Language: English. Published: January 8, 2013 by Local Hero Press, LLC. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
July 13, 1977 - The lives of four super-powered people become irrevocably intertwined when the lights go out in New York City, plunging their world into chaos. The superheroes of Just Cause, grown soft and complacent without any supervillains to challenge them, must overcome their personal demons as well as uphold the law in a lawless land of rioters, arson, and murder.
Just Cause
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Series: The Just Cause Universe, Book 1 · The Just Cause Universe Novels, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 96,170. Language: English. Published: August 12, 2012 by Local Hero Press, LLC. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Revised & Expanded! A New Hero For A New Era Mustang Sally has some speedy shoes to fill. This young superhero has waited her whole life to join Just Cause – the premiere team of American heroes. Now she’s hoping her super-speed will earn a spot on the same team to which her parents and grandparents belonged. A chance encounter with the villain who killed her father changes everything.
The Archmage
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Series: The Just Cause Universe, Book 2 · The Just Cause Universe Novels, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 81,280. Language: English. Published: July 28, 2012 by Local Hero Press, LLC. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
In this sequel to the superhero novel Just Cause, Mustang Sally and the team Just Cause return to face their deadliest foe yet, a magic user who has designs upon ruling the entire world. And even worse, he's powerful enough to do it. Just Cause will have their hands full with The Archmage.
Upon A Midnight Clear
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Price: Free! Words: 6,170. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2011 by Local Hero Press, LLC. Category: Fiction » Holiday » Family
(4.00)
On Christmas Eve, somewhere out in the Asteroid Belt, a lonely prospector happens across something he never expected to find.
Tuesday Night at Powerman's
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Series: The Harry Blaine Stories, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 3,230. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2011 by Local Hero Press, LLC. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
(5.00)
Superpowered police officer Harry Blaine brings his daughter to a very special gym, where weights are measured not in pounds, but in tons. This story is a sequel to Bulletproof and Young Guns, and is included in The Bulletproof Badge collection.
Action! Writing Better Action Using Cinematic Techniques
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 15,760. Language: English. Published: June 11, 2011 by Local Hero Press, LLC. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
This book gives writers pointers and guidelines on how to improve their action scenes by implementing some of the same kinds of techniques used in film-making. Loaded with new terminology and definitions, an introduction to the basic concepts of an Action Scene, and application of the concepts, this book gives writers the tools to write their own expert-level action scenes! KAPOW! BANG! ZOOM!
The Mighty Peculiar Incident at Muddy Creek
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Series: The Muddy Creek Tales, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 4,400. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2011 by Local Hero Press, LLC. Category: Fiction » Literature » Western
(4.67)
When the train doesn't stop in the Old West town of Muddy Creek, Sheriff Jesse Hawkins goes to investigate. What he finds is a mystery that goes far beyond anything in his experience: a car full of people frozen in time.
Graceful Blur
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Series: The Just Cause Universe Short Stories & Collections, Book 1 · The Just Cause Universe. Price: Free! Words: 3,540. Language: English. Published: January 7, 2011 by Local Hero Press, LLC. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
(5.00)
At Speed Week, superhero Mustang Sally aims to be the first person ever to break the speed of sound...on foot!

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