Ian Thomas Healy
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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As a new president takes the White House, Just Cause returns to New York City for the first time in eight years, under the command of its newest leader: Mustang Sally. But a Senator has made it her mission to shut down Just Cause and put her own parahuman militia into place. With enemies at every turn, Sally and her teammates must risk their lives and freedom to halt the Senator's plans.
The Ghost in the Barbershop
A Muddy Creek short story set in the Weird Wild West.
When Muddy Creek barber Angus discovers a vengeful spirit haunting his shop, shenanigans ensue as the town sheriff tries to figure out a way to dispose of a ghost.
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
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
By Scott Bachmann
, Frank Byrns
, Marion Harmon
, Warren Hately
, Drew Hayes
, Ian Thomas Healy
, Michael Ivan Lowell
, T. Mike McCurley
, Landon Porter
, R.J. Ross
, Cheyanne Young
, & Jim Zoetewey
Published: June 5, 2014 by
Local Hero Press, LLC
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!
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?
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.
Assassin: A Novel of the Confederation
In the distant future, in our own galactic backyard...
With the Confederation on the brink of war, the Watchtower organization struggles to maintain peace. While embroiled in the criminal underworld, a Watchman uncovers a plot to build a superweapon. The Watchman, a hired assassin, and a motley crew of misfit aliens must set aside their differences to save the Confederation.
Book Two of The Pariah of Verigo series.
Giele Pariah settles among the Horks and prepares to become a father, but the former soldier knows peace can only last so long. A young Hork from a distant tribe reaches out to Giele for help. A coal mine has poisoned their water and brought them to the brink of starvation and Giele is the only Elf who can find common ground between Elves and Horks.
When new girl Molly comes to Jericho High School with a bolero hat and the talent of legendary guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughan, school reporter Sherri becomes fascinated with her story. Two rival rock bands compete for Molly's talents, but Molly has her own agenda, and who better to tag along and get every juicy tidbit than the intrepid reporter? She might even make a few friends along the way.
Day of the Destroyer
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.
The space opera sendup that nobody clamored for! The one the author's mom is too ashamed to read!
Aliens! Space battles! Swordfights! And in the middle of it all, an aging out-of-work male porn star who finds himself to be the most unlikely hero of all.
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.
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.
A werewolf vigilante and the vampire hunting him down must join forces to stop a sinister plot involving kidnapped women, demons, and black magic. If the two natural-born enemies can't set aside their differences and learn to trust one another, a gate will open from the demonic realm to our own world, unleashing Hell upon Earth.
Upon A Midnight Clear
On Christmas Eve, somewhere out in the Asteroid Belt, a lonely prospector happens across something he never expected to find.
Hope and Undead Elvis
Before the world ended, Hope was a down-and-out virgin stripper. Now she's pregnant with a baby prophesied to be the world's salvation. She is joined by Undead Elvis, who promises her that Graceland remains intact even though the rest of the world has become sand and ash. As Graceland is the only safe place left, Hope must undertake the perilous journey across a broken, unfamiliar landscape.
The Milkman: SuperSekrit Extra Cheesy Edition
When Liza, an intrepid reporter, stakes her career on an interview with a milkman named Blake, things go from weird to worse when they are abducted by aliens. After finding out the real reason aliens anally probe their abductees, the two heroes have no choice but to recruit a makeshift army of genius bikers to take the fight to the aliens and save the world!
Includes lots of bonus features!
Tuesday Night at Powerman's
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
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
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.
Book One of The Pariah of Verigo series.
Branded on his face and exiled following his forbidden affair with the Princess of Aelfland, Elven soldier Giele seeks redemption on the frontier across the ocean, but even fleeing half a world away isn’t far enough to escape the troubles that follow a marked man.
Troubleshooters: The Longest Joke Ever Told
Troubleshooters: The Longest Joke Ever Told is a big-budget action movie of a novel, filled with gunfights, explosions, chases, and memorable one-liners. Think Bruce Willis meets Mel Gibson with a dash of Chow Yun Fat and directed by James Cameron, leading toward a last-page punchline like a kick in the head. Buckle your safety harness for this nonstop, in-your-face ride.
Blood on the Ice
When a talented new player joins the perennially-losing sub-minor-league hockey team, the Fighting Aardvarks, it marks the beginning of a winning tradition. But things aren't as they seem, and players begin to change. First line center Hammie learns the truth: the Aardvarks are becoming vampires, and it's up to him to stop them before the infestation spreads beyond just the team.
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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