“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

Supporting Members

\”Supporting Members\” are paying members of the Libertarian Fiction Authors Association.

Basic membership in the association is free, with supporting membership conferring extra benefits.

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

Richard Walsh

Richard Walsh is a part-time writer and full-time husband, father, and accountant. He lives with his family and a pack of basset hounds in the suburbs of Minneapolis and stays active with local politics, roleplaying games, and light (very light) jogging.

Richard is influenced by a wide variety of genre writers, most notably Cormac McCarthy, P.G. Wodehouse, Robert Heinlein, and Raymond Chandler. His worldview is fundamentally libertarian and subsidiarist, but the themes of his work often extend beyond questions of the individual and the state.

To date, Richard’s most prominent work is the Adventures of Seamus Tripp, which he coauthors with Jon Garett. The Adventures of Seamus Tripp is a book series suitable for readers of all ages. It combines humor, action, and adventure in a format that is exciting, literary, and good fun. Get a taste of the series for free with The Adventure of Seamus Tripp and the North Star Witch.

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R. Jaylan Phoenix

R. Jaylan Phoenix is a huge geek. He’s managed to parlay that into good stories ever since his high school days, when he probably should have been paying attention in class. He lives in North East Florida with his wife and a cat that’s too smart for anyone’s good. In addition to being a libertarian, he is also a quasi-Objectivist (or whatever you’d call someone who’s philosophy is equal parts Atlas Shrugged and Stranger in a Strange Land).

Jaylan’s far-future, science-fiction short story “The Rescue” was a runner up in the 2014 LFA/SFL Libertarian Short Story Contest, voted one of the top 10 stories out of 169 submissions.

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Troy J. Grice

Troy has been a student of economics and a passionate libertarian since his twenties. A fan of dystopian novels and science fiction, he describes his own writing as “anti-propaganda” and “counter-myth.” He enjoys giving the finger to the corrupt establishment and the barely-lucid masses who enable them.

For Troy, no institution is beyond reproach.

His novels include:

Gaiastan: A messianic tale of transformation and redemption set in a radical environmentalist tyranny.

Goldstein: An exile from the last free colony ventures into corpo-fascist Amerika.

Indivisible: The lives of a psychotic sheriff, a vain diplomat, a tormented soldier, and a desperate father converge amidst civil war in contemporary America.

Troy is also finishing up Oathkeeper, about a reluctant mountain sheriff resisting an unaccountable DEA, and a sequel to Indivisible.

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David T. Newman

David is an author of fantasy and science fiction. Currently, he is working on an epic fantasy novel (still in its early stages) and a series of urban fantasy novellas. He grew up in the East Village of New York and will always love the city. He is a graduate of Yale University and Harvard Law School.

Frost and Flame, the first volume in David’s The Art series, is about a man coming to grips with supernatural powers beyond anything he’s ever imagined. Assailed on all sides by forces after either his allegiance or his blood, he must fight every day just to stay alive. But is his life worth the price of his humanity?

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Steven Vandervelde

Steven Vandervelde first became interested in science fiction as a youngster after reading Poul Anderson and Robert A. Heinlein. Their work inspired him to write a future history based on projecting a worst case scenario of current economic problems into the future, combined with fantasy and bizarre conspiracy theory, including UFOs.

This future history, which serves as the setting for Steven’s serial science-fiction novel The CFR Collusion, takes up a century from now in a world without nation-states, controlled by mega-corporations and a sinister world government known as The Fusion. Add to that manipulative, evil aliens bent on enslaving mankind and the storyline makes for an exciting action-adventure.

Steven is a part-time science-fiction writer who studied history, political philosophy, economics, anthropology, and archaeology. He has a degree in history, but was always interested in biology and science in general.

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Catherine Winters

Catherine Winters has honed her signature snark in print and in real life since she was 10. Her love of pop culture, bad television, and worse music, coupled with the collection of a lifetime’s worth of useless trivia, make her first novel, Black, a witty, allusive tour of Colorado’s vampire underworld.

Catherine has been voted “Meanest Mother In The World” for eight straight years. In addition to writing, she is the Social Media Director for the Gatsby Theatre Company in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and is employed as a vocalist for the Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in Denver.

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William Alan Ritch and Ginny Heinlein

Born in Miami, Florida, now residing in Atlanta, Georgia, Ritch first discovered novels by reading Have Space Suit — Will Travel by Robert A. Heinlein in elementary school. It has warped his life forever.

In addition to short stories (and someday novels), he has written and produced several plays and is currently the president of the Atlanta Radio Theatre Company, trying revive a moribund art form. A list of his various writings, from short fiction to reviews, can be found on his Wikipedia user profile.

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D.J. Knedgen

D.J. Knedgen

D.J. Knedgen is a concerned citizen of the world and a medical professional with many hobbies and interests, among them a passion for politics and for writing fiction.

Her debut novel — The Chimera Collusion, a riveting thriller about a young woman coerced into being a pawn in an audacious political conspiracy — is the natural outcome of both.

D.J.’s current work in progress — The Chains Protocol — like its predecessor, focuses on the message of personal freedom and liberty, as well as the dangers of apathy, in an entertaining way. (She figures that if she can save just one person, it’ll be worth it. Wink, wink.) She’s a fan of action-packed suspense sprinkled with healthy doses of sex and violence, and she writes the same way.

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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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