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.

Where to find Ian Thomas Healy online


Where to buy in print


Books

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?
Naming Bullets
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,940. Language: English. Published: May 24, 2014 by Local Hero Press, LLC. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
A prequel to Western Fantasy series, The Pariah of Verigo. An Elven explorer named Giryati is waylaid by bandits in the frontier continent of Verigo. A native medicine woman named Ullu comes to his aid and as they begin to learn from each other, Giryati must decide whether or not to use Ullu's magic to hunt down the bandits; whether or not he's a killer.
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?
Pressure
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,610. Language: English. Published: July 20, 2013 by Local Hero Press, LLC. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
In an alternate 1899 when steam-powered spaceships ply the skies, pilot Mikhail Gusarov and the crew of the Hannibal's Bride embark upon a desperate, time-sensitive mission. The pressures of the journey will test even the sturdiest spacemen. A prequel to The Formula of the Future novel by Ian Thomas Healy and Allison M. Dickson.
Plague Ship
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,280. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2013 by Local Hero Press, LLC. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
When the crew of the tramp freighter and sometime pirate ship Kangaroo accidentally brings the Martian Flu back on board, temporary captain Seattle Kelly orders a raid upon Callisto Colony for medical supplies. Her younger brother Vancouver disagrees with her decision, and must forge a dangerous alliance with the one crewman who might possibly save all their lives...or shoot him in the back.
1001001
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,500. Language: English. Published: September 11, 2012 by Local Hero Press, LLC. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
General Purpose robot 1001001 has had as content an existence of dull labor as any robot could want. But when a fellow droid offers it an unusual file called gospel.dat, 1001001's world turns upside down in a single tick of its diamondoid brain. Inspired by the Rush song "The Body Electric" from Grace Under Pressure
Dental Plan
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,280. Language: English. Published: February 25, 2012 by Local Hero Press, LLC. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
"Sometimes teeth just fall out," said the dentist. But Robert's are falling out left and right, sometimes only minutes apart. What is happening to him? "Healy taps his inner Stephen King with a horrific tale that would make anybody cringe." - Allison M. Dickson, author of DEAD WIVES TALES, DUST, and VERMIN.
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 from 2 reviews)
On Christmas Eve, somewhere out in the Asteroid Belt, a lonely prospector happens across something he never expected to find.
Rookie Sensation
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Series: Professional MotorCombat League, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,380. Language: English. Published: October 7, 2011 by Local Hero Press, LLC. Category: Fiction » Literature » Sports
Sketcher Stevens is a minor-league battledriver superstar, given a chance to play in the Big Leagues. Can he perform up to his reputation when his life is on the line behind the wheel, or will he just be one more burnout in the arena? Another tale of the Professional MotorCombat League and a sequel to my story "Last Year's Hero."
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 from 1 review)
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
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
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.
The Steel Soldier's Gambit
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Series: The Just Cause Universe Short Stories & Collections, Book 3 · The Just Cause Universe. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,500. Language: English. Published: March 6, 2011 by Local Hero Press, LLC. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A friendly poker game between superheroes takes an, um, serious turn when someone raises the stakes beyond mere money.
Footprints in the Butter
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,750. Language: English. Published: February 13, 2011 by Local Hero Press, LLC. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
(4.00 from 1 review)
After his divorce, writer Paul DiCesare was looking forward to starting over again, just he and his dog Maxie in a farmhouse in rural Virginia. But then they showed up, and footprints in the butter would only be the beginning of Paul's waking nightmare.
Last Year's Hero
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Series: Professional MotorCombat League, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,620. Language: English. Published: January 22, 2011 by Local Hero Press, LLC. Category: Fiction » Literature » Sports
In a not-too-distant post-apocalyptic future, motorized combat has risen to the highest level of sport entertainment. Battledriver Linnea Reinert is the best of the best, having led her team to ten championships over nineteen years. But now, at 41, is she too old to come back for one more season?
In His Majesty's Postal Service
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,500. Language: English. Published: January 15, 2011 by Local Hero Press, LLC. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
In Lundigo City in the Kingdom of Lund, there are many prestigious occupations, filled by men and women of great lineage and wealth. Dundicutt is not one of them. He delivers the mail. But when he's late to work one day, he winds up on the strangest postal route of them all: Wizardry Row.
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 from 2 reviews)
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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