W. Bradford Swift


I became an avid reader of fantasy and science fiction as an eleven-year-old boy when my next-door neighbor, who was a children's librarian, took pity on my single-parent mom. Bored out of my gourd with no one to play with but good 'ol mom, I drove her crazy until Mrs. Crabtree brought home a stack of books she knew would hook a young boy and give my mom some relief. It worked. I've been hooked ever since.

For the past two decades I've been conducting an experiment. Is it possible to create a new context for my life that I feel is "divinely inspired" and true to my deepest values, my sense of what's possible, and true to my soul and spirit? If it is possible, what will be the results? Will it enhance my life? Will I experience a true sense of purpose and meaning? Will I know at the end of the experiment that my life has mattered?

Becoming a writer of visionary fiction and non-fiction has been an integral part of this experiment, as was co-founding Life On Purpose Institute with my wife in 1996, being a coach to assist others to create their own life on purpose experiment, and training other Life On Purpose Coaches.

Since selling my veterinary practice in the late 80's to pursue a career as a writer and life coach, I've published over 350 magazine articles in such publications as Family Fun, Boys' Life, Body and Soul (then New Age Journal), Yoga Journal, and Better Homes and Garden, to mention just a few. Many of these have been part of my pet writing project: Project Purpose: to write and publish articles about people whose lives are dedicated to a bold and inspiring purpose or vision.

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Spiral of Fulfillment: Living an Inspired Life of Service, Simplicity & Spiritual Serenity
Imagine living a completely satisfying and fulfilling life - where your work is a wonderfully rich expression of your purpose and passion; where you have ample time to spend with your family and friends in fun, engaging and worthwhile endeavors, and where you're deeply involved in your community. Such a life is not only possible, it is your birthright!

Life On Purpose on Retirement Living TV
Dr. Brad Swift, founder of Life On Purpose Institute and author of Life On Purpose: Six Passages to an Inspired Life is profiled on Retirement Living television show. His book is an Award-Winning Finalist in the Self Help - Motivational Category of the National Best Books 2007 Awards. Learn more at http://www.lifeonpurpose.com


Elliot Savant: A Free Fantastical Fable of Foster Flat Digital Short
Price: Free! Words: 8,930. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Thirteen-year-old Dodger Dean has a vivid imagination that tends to get him in trouble at times — as in six or seven times a day. So much so that his mother has to beg Uncle Matt to take Dodger for a couple months each summer so she can recover a shred of sanity. But Foster Flats where Uncle Matt lives has its own unique characteristics that make for a dangerous combination for a boy like Dodger.
Babble: Installment #1
Price: Free! Words: 14,520. Language: English. Published: November 2, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
Autism — Mental Disorder or Humanity’s Next Evolutionary Leap? The Charismatic Christian community is thrilled by the Cagle's first child especially when little baby Bobbie begins speaking in tongues and building a complex sculpture that Pastor John identifies as a tower of Babel. But Bobbie's mother isn't convinced her son is blessed but may have a serious disorder.
Hunt Along the Iron River (A Digital Short)
Price: Free! Words: 10,860. Language: English. Published: November 19, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Adventure » Men’s adventure
Taylor Webb is on expedition in South America searching for a rare tree frog reported by the native hunters to have mystical powers. When tragedy strikes at home, he's forced to cut the expedition short. Returning home, he finds himself on another expedition with deadly consequences and discovers there are just as many dangers in the concrete jungles of Atlanta as in the Amazon.
Chill Out (A Digital Short)
Price: Free! Words: 3,300. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » High tech, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
When a domineering mother tries to squelch her teenage son's artistic creativity using the latest "Neuro-sensory Governor" she soon learns it's not nice to fool with Mother Nature. Chill Out is a SF thriller with a sensual edge written for mature audiences by visionary author W. Bradford Swift. Learn how to receive your free copy of the genetic engineering SF thriller novel, Seeds of a New Birth.

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