“History, Aristotle says, represents things only as they are, while fiction represents them as they might be and ought to be.”
— Albert J. Nock, Memoirs of a Superfluous Man

Charter Members

\”Charter Members\” are the first supporting members of the Libertarian Fiction Authors Association. They paid upfront for a full year of supporting membership before January 1, 2014.

Basic membership in the association is free, with supporting membership conferring extra benefits. Charter membership is for life and comes with special benefits.

Feast your eyes on this gallery of books by our supporting members.

Tarrin Lupo

Tarrin is a modern day renaissance man who seems to have already lived three lifetimes. He is best known as an author, but he is also recognized as a national liberty activist. Tarrin has self-published over 20 stories, five of which have made it to the Top 100 on Amazon. One of his novels was the #1 highest-rated historical fiction eBook on Amazon for more than five months straight. As an independent author, he competes with very well-established authors and the powerhouses of the publishing world and is still beating many of them in eBook sales. Tarrin has spent almost no money on marketing but instead leverages social networking to compete.

Background

Tarrin grew up in Springfield, Virginia and started winning awards in elementary and high school with his writings. Tarrin spent most of his youth playing and coaching rugby while becoming the youngest head coach in the country for the women’s club at Radford University. Over the last 20 years, he has played for many teams and coached high school, college, and women’s clubs.

He graduated with degrees in biology, chemistry, and jewelry repair and design. Tarrin went on to four more years of chiropractic school, graduating with honors. His postdoctoral training specialized in motion x-ray technology and animal chiropractic.

Dr. Lupo went on to develop one of the largest and most successful practices in West Virginia. Eventually, he grew disenfranchised because of the increasing insurance regulations and government encroachment into healthcare. After selling his practice, he tried some other businesses while starting to write.

Tarrin started an online jewelry business for which he made and sold custom silver pieces with a freedom theme. He used the profits of the sales to finance his first book.

Writing

Tarrin started out writing a joke book about all the silly pranks he pulled on his friends. He followed it with a manual on secret hiding places and a book on agorism. His first fiction work, Pirates of Savannah, broke the rules for self-publishing and climbed its way to the #1 highest-rated historical fiction on Amazon for fall and winter 2011. Tarrin continued by writing a group of Savannah-centered, scary short stories. He has also published a young adult series and even a children’s book. His current dystopian novel One Nation Under Blood is getting fantastic reviews. Even his historical romance novella If It Ain’t Got That Swing is getting attention. Few authors write in so many genres; it seems Tarrin is trying to make his own bookstore. Being such a prolific author is a big accomplishment, since Tarrin battles severe dyslexia every day.

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Mark Tullius

Mark Tullius is an Ivy League grad and former fighter who is training with and interviewing MMA fighters for his book, documentary, and sociological study, Unlocking the Cage. He has published two dozen short stories and has three novels currently available on Amazon.

Mark’s first novel, Brightside, is a sci-fi thriller about a group of telepaths the government imprisons in a beautiful mountain town.

Mark’s second novel, 25 Perfect Days, is a dystopian nightmare that warns of what could happen if we don’t change our ways.

Try Not to Die is the new interactive series Mark is working on with various authors. These graphic novels are similar to the Choose Your Own Adventure books he loved reading as a child.

In 2014, Mark will release 5 More Perfect Days (a companion novella to 25), Woman With a Gun (a graphic novel), Unlocking the Cage, Try Not to Die in Brightside, and a few other books.

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Chris Baker

Chris Baker was born and raised in the Northern Panhandle of West Virginia and currently lives in Austin, Texas. He competed in math competitions and now works in information technology. While he is definitely an “auditory boy,” he has been published in LibertyIdeas on LibertyBaseball America, Moundsville Daily Echo, Columbus Alive, Austin Chronicle, Sports Collectors Digest, and The Other Paper.

His first novel is Escape from the Village, and he is already working on its sequel.

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J.D. Tuccille

J.D. Tuccille is a journalist and the author of the humorous adventure novel High Desert Barbecue.

An editor at Reason.com, the online incarnation of Reason magazine, and former editor of a popular civil liberties website, J.D. has commented on current issues on both television and radio, and has been quoted saying unkind things about politicians and government policies in the pages of the New York Times, Salon, and other publications. His provocative and often witty columns on hotly debated topics including the environment, government overreach, and civil liberties have appeared in publications including the Arizona Republic, the Denver Post, the Providence Journal, and the Washington Times.

J.D. is an enthusiastic explorer of the American Southwest’s deserts, mountains, and forests. He lives in rural northern Arizona with his wife, Wendy, a pediatrician, their son, Anthony, and their two dogs.

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Hank Schwaeble

Hank Schwaeble is a thriller writer and attorney in Houston, Texas. He is the author of two novels, Damnable (Penguin/Jove 2009) and Diabolical (Penguin/Jove 2011), with his third, The Angel of the Abyss, set to be released by JournalStone in June of 2014. He is the recipient of two Bram Stoker Awards, including for Best First Novel, and has been a World Fantasy Award nominee.

A graduate of the University of Florida and Vanderbilt Law School, Hank is also a former Air Force officer and special agent for the Air Force Office of Special Investigations. He was a distinguished graduate from the Air Force Special Investigations Academy, graduated first in his class from the Defense Language Institute’s Japanese Language Course, and was an editor of the law review at Vanderbilt, where he won four American Jurisprudence Awards.

Hank is an active member of the Horror Writers Association and the International Thriller Writers Association. In addition to reading and writing, Hank enjoys keeping in shape and playing guitar. He is currently working on his next novel.

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John Hunt, MD

John Hunt was influenced by Ayn Rand certainly, but holds a stronger recognition of the personal and economic value he obtains if the people around him are happy, and that includes anyone who may someday interact with him or the people he loves in any way, even at great distance. He is profoundly pro-peace and therefore against a large chunk of the progressive (initiation of force is acceptable) mentality that causes war.

John wrote Higher Cause, a libertarian-themed techno-thriller published by Laissez Faire Books, and Assume the Physician, a satirical novel about the current medical system. He now feels very fortunate to be working with his co-author, Doug Casey, on a series of anarcho-capitalist novels.

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Michael DiBaggio

Michael is a Catholic voluntaryist who works full-time as a software developer, but his real passion is writing and worldbuilding. Along with his wife, Shell, he is the co-creator of the Ascension Epoch, an open content, collaborative fiction project released under Creative Commons license. The setting is one where the re-emergence of paranormal talents and the invasion of H.G. Wells’ Martians in the 19th century have led to a radically transformed present, often organized along stateless lines. Their work draws heavily upon classic public domain literature.

His most recent work, After Dark, follows the exploits and ethical struggles of a team of teenage superheroes. Other published Ascension Epoch books include Population of Loss, a collection of four short stories set during the Martian Invasion; Copper Knights and Granite Men, a superhero/occult adventure story based on the King in Yellow mythos; and House of Refuge, a tale of the free market ocean rescue service Atlantic Littoral, which won second place in the inaugural LFA/SFA Libertarian Short Story Contest in 2014.

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G.R. Lyons

G.R. Lyons lives on California’s beautiful Central Coast, where she daylights as Office Goddess for the family auto repair business. Between work orders and after hours, she can be found reading all manner of books or working on one of multiple manuscripts.

Her first novel, The Lethean, is a paranormal-historical tale of a race of beings who can feel their soulmates and know truth from lies as a sort of sixth sense, yet must keeps their abilities secret thanks to the social customs of Regency England. The Lethean is followed up by Uncommonly Strong, bringing the Lethean to modern day United States. The trilogy will concludes with Hale and Farewell, a dystopian futuristic tale in which the Lethean are on the brink of extinction while also battling a socialist dictator.

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Mike Donnelly

Growing up in Pennsylvania in the 1980s, I was given the apple-pie routine. America is great. All is well or soon will be. But then I went to high school in inner-city Philadelphia. Everything wasn’t alright.

I’ve been a rebel my whole life. I became a troublemaker when Catholic grade school bored me. I published a broadsheet attack on administrative oppression at my Philadelphia public high school. I left a Chicago loop 67th floor bank job to drive a cab. I left the United States too. When I came back, I was arrested, beaten, and thrown into federal prison by US Marshals for exposing their abuse. Then I fomented an international uproar over airport grope-downs. I was even accused of being a terrorist on network TV.

Rebellion is a worthy vocation. I bring you my unique brand of rebellion now through dystopian science fiction novels and novellas. Experience some today at GeorgeDonnelly.com.

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Ken Krawchuk

Ken Krawchuk

Ken Krawchuk is a long-time political activist who has run for political office eight times, including two record-breaking campaigns for Governor of Pennsylvania.

Ken is an entrepreneur, an Information Technology professional, and holds three US patents related to computer database theory.

He is also a professional public speaker, award-winning Distinguished Toastmaster, and author of Atlas Snubbed, a pastiche parody sequel to Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged, available on Amazon.com and in multiple formats at www.AtlasSnubbed.com.

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