“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

Tarrin Lupo

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.


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.


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.


Tarrin started in 1988 helping his local libertarian party, before he could even vote, to promote Ron Paul for president . He refocused his effort in 2000 and worked for the Harry Browne for President Campaign . He volunteered with the West Virginia Libertarian Party until 2004 when he discovered the Free State Project; Tarrin has been promoting it ever since. Currently, his focus has evolved to self-sustainability and agorism.


Since 2007, Tarrin has been involved with many kinds of media including radio, television, podcasting, freelancing articles, vlogging, and blogging. He started a news service for the south called The Low Country Liberty Report, which has millions of views on YouTube. Tarrin was a columnist at Smargis and is still a frequent contributor to the Freedom’s Phoenix Magazine. He has also guest-hosted national radio shows such as Free Talk Live, Liberty Conspiracy, and Declare Your Independence. Tarrin gained notoriety as a cohost on the wildly popular comedy show Wheels Off Liberty.


Tarrin has spoken all around the country, sharing his secrets in marketing for self-published authors. He has made inspirational speeches about overcoming his dyslexia to become a writer. He has also spoken on issues of liberty and freedom to large crowds.


Tarrin was a competitive Swing dancer and chess player. He likes funk music, bacon, cats, dogs, gardening, Porcfest, and gaming.

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