About Far From Home & More!

A lot of changes going on. I have decided to remove Black Nova Part 1 and 2 from sale until I can decide what to do with them. I have been working on making them part of one novel, instead of serializing them. And while that work has gone well, I’m undecided what to do with it. I may finish it after Christmas, and release it here for free. I may put it out and let the proceeds go to charity. I really don’t know right now.

I apologize to any readers who were waiting to find out what happened. I’m afraid you’ll have to wait just a little longer.

Why the change? Because I felt that, ultimately, it wasn’t the direction I wanted to take the series. I felt that there is a big gap between The Complete Third Series and the first book in The Broken Stars. That gap spans 80 years. So I decided that instead of following hot on the heels of The Complete Third Series, as I did with Black Nova, I’d go forward 30 years.

Far From Home Chronicles features Captain Hara and the crew of the Lomu. It takes place during the Sjan war. Will it feature Admiral Jessica King in some way? … Yes.

What about the other characters from Far From Home?

Well, you’ll just have to wait and see.

The first book of Far From Home Chronicles is well under way, and will be out in January. It’s called The Cold Light Of Stars. Here’s the cover:

Far From Home Chronicles 1

What else is new? Many readers have asked about sequels to Age of Destiny, the first book of The Broken Stars. Well, all this time I’ve been searching for a co-writer who could take the reins and do his or her own thing with it. After working with my good friend David K. Hulegaard on a small project called “Playlist”, I approached him about working on The Broken Stars. Thankfully he was more than up for it. We worked out what the plot would be, in broad strokes, and then I left him alone to do what he does best.

You will not be dissapointed in what David has put together. It’s longer than Age of Destiny, and full of action and suspense. Readers will love it. Only this week I sent him my edits and notes, and I believe I have an email waiting in my inbox from him, so it’s not far away. Again, I’m saying January for this one. It’s called Planet Of Ice and takes place immediately after the events of Age of Destiny. Here’s the cover:

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Aside from that, the sequels to The Bloody North WILL happen in 2016. And there will be at least three books in Far From Home Chronicles this time next year. We might even have a third book in The Broken Stars from David.

I have a novel sitting with publishers right now. My agent and I are waiting to hear from them about that. Things go at a decidedly different pace in the Traditional Publishing world. As my agent Sharon told me over an email “It’s not like the wild west of Independent Publishing.”

She couldn’t be more right.

My friend (and mentor) Bernard Schaffer and I recently released “The Voyages Of Captain Kirn.” In case you’ve not read it yet, please do contact me for a review copy. This really is some of our best work and I know that my regular readers will absolute enjoy the hell out of it. Here’s the cover:

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Aside from that, expect an update near Christmas about The Cold Light Of Stars and Planet Of Ice.

And do keep leaving your reviews. They really are worth their weight in gold to authors.

The Redwood Rebel by Lorna George

My friend Lorna George, who just so happens to belong to the same Facebook group as I, “The Dragon’s Rocketship”, has a new book out. If you’re a fantasy fan, as I imagine the majority of you are, then this will be right up your alley


In the aftermath of civil war, the people of Ffion starve. The trade has dwindled, the harvest has failed, and all power belongs to the cruel and corrupt. Those few who could have fled the forest continent for other lands, but most are trapped by their poverty and love of their homeland, with little hope for change. 

Far beneath Chloris Castle, the rebel Naomi has been incarcerated since the tyrannical Princess Adrienne stole the Redwood Throne. Starved of light and warmth for the past four years, she has had only her rage and determination to keep her going as she both fears and yearns for death to claim her at last. 

In a violent sweep of fate, she is dragged back into the light once more, the Princess and her Councillor hoping to use her as a pawn against the powerful Dragon King of Koren. Faced with an almost impossible choice, Naomi strikes a deal with her captors that will set her free at last. 

Unfortunately, she soon finds she has taken on much more than she bargained for.

About Lorna:


Lorna George lives in a crooked little house in Norfolk with her husband, a lot of books, and a fifty year old begonia named Frank. She spends an inordinate amount of time dreaming up magic, dragons, and fearsome ladies, and has decided to try and make some sort of career from it by writing them down. She hopes this will give her a reasonable excuse when caught staring wistfully out of windows when she should be paying attention to the not-so-mystical “Real World”.

Since she has become increasingly vulgar with age, she writes predominately New Adult stories, and despite what a lot of people seem to think, she seriously doubts she will ever grow out of fantasy.

She doesn’t particularly want to.






Barnes & Noble


First of all, some Far From Home news. I will be writing Black Nova Parts 3, 4, 5 & 6 over the coming weeks, so look out for those. There will also be a collected edition, or omnibus with all 6 for one discounted price (see below).

Black Nova Omnibus

In the meantime, I’ve been steadily working with Bernard Schaffer on his Confederation Reborn series. So far there are 3 available that we’ve written together. Details on those here: http://tonyhealey.com/books/the-confederation-reborn-series/ There is also a 3-parter written by Bernard on his own, subtitled “Return Fire” and a collaboration between Bernard and my good friend Simon John Cox with the story “Fool’s Gambit”.

Every title in the Confederation Reborn series can be found here: http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-alias%3Ddigital-text&field-keywords=confederation+reborn

The stories Bernard and I have been working on follow the voyages of Captain Kirn and his legendary starship, the Endeavor. As I said we have 3 out already, with another 3 on the way. We’re also working up a 9 or 10 part mini-series. The story we’ve worked up for it is truly epic in my opinion. If you enjoyed the long-form storytelling, and serialization of Far From Home, this will be right up your alley. If you’re wondering where we are with it, I’m working on sections of episode 3 as we speak.

If you haven’t yet read A Brightly Flickering Flame, The Fire Eternal and Dusts of Creation, please do so. We’d love to know what you make of them.

We think they’ll blow you away.


Bernard Schaffer has assembled a wildly talented group of storytellers to create a new saga in science fiction. Simultaneously paying homage to the most beloved franchise in history, while twisting it to their own unique vision, the Confederation Reborn series is instantly familiar, and like nothing you’ve read before.

Join Tony Healey (Far From Home) and Bernard Schaffer (Grendel Unit, Superbia, and Guns of Seneca 6) as they team up for CONFEDERATION REBORN!

Available Titles

Flickering Flame v22

A Brightly Flickering Flame

Captain William Kirn is the most beloved, most decorated officer in the history of Confederation. He’s also the only one with a disciplinary action named after him for consorting with female officers. Now, readers will see firsthand how this swashbuckling legend earned his reputation as the classic crew of the ICSS Endeavor does battle with a dreaded Korgon warship.

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The Fire Eternal

The Fire Eternal

William Kirn is an old man, living in a remote cabin, far from the days when he was the greatest captain in Confederation. After a lifetime in space, he seems destined to wind down his days doing little more than sitting on his porch, trying to forget his mistakes. The arrival of a mysterious woman will change all that, and with her comes the offer of an adventure unlike anything he’s ever dreamed.

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dusts of creation

Dusts Of Creation

The crew of Captain Kirn’s Endeavor investigates a pending lunar impact, only to discover a colony of religious fanatics who reject everything Confederation stands for.
Written by best-selling authors Bernard Schaffer and Tony Healey, the Confederation Reborn series pays homage to sci-fi’s most beloved series, while breaking completely new ground.

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The latest Schaffer/Healey joint, THE FIRE ETERNAL, is now available!

Here’s the write-up for this adventure featuring Captain William Kirn and the crew of the Endeavor:

William Kirn is an old man, living in a remote cabin, far from the days when he was the greatest captain in Confederation. After a lifetime in space, he seems destined to wind down his days doing little more than sitting on his porch, trying to forget his mistakes. The arrival of a mysterious woman will change all that, and with her comes the offer of an adventure unlike anything he’s ever dreamed.


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Also available in the CONFEDERATION REBORN series:

A BRIGHTLY FLICKERING FLAME by Bernard Schaffer & Tony Healey

THE FIRE ETERNAL by Bernard Schaffer & Tony Healey

FOOL’S GAMBIT by Bernard Schaffer & Simon John Cox

RETURN FIRE PART 1 by Bernard Schaffer

RETURN FIRE PART 2 by Bernard Schaffer

RETURN FIRE PART 3 by Bernard Schaffer

RETURN FIRE PARTS 1-3 by Bernard Schaffer