“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

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Alyssa Altadonna

By day, Alyssa Altadonna appears to be a mild-mannered school teacher; but, in the shadows of the evening, she becomes SUPER-LIBERTARIAN-SCIFI-TEEN-AUTHOR-WOMAN! Fueled by an irrepressible love of outer space and the rage that accompanies reading the daily headline news, she writes stories that somehow manage to instill the hope of freedom in the face of totalitarian oppression.

Alyssa is the author of several short stories and is currently working on her first novel, a young-adult scifi adventure set on Mars.

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Janine A. Southard

Janine A. Southard writes speculative fiction and videogame dialogue from her home in Seattle, WA. She sings with a Celtic band and is working on the next book in her Hive Queen science-fiction saga. Her first book in the series, Queen & Commander, won the 2013 IPPY Award Silver Medal for Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Horror E-Book. She’s also been known to read aloud to her cat.

The cat appreciates all of these things. Maybe.

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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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W.J. Costello

W.J. Costello is the author of Equal, a dystopian science-fiction novel in the mold of Kurt Vonnegut’s “Harrison Bergeron,” Yevgeny Zamyatin’s We, and Ayn Rand’s Anthem.

His eclectic career has included working as a nationally syndicated political cartoonist, an internationally syndicated columnist, and a radio talk-show host. His free time is spent reading, traveling, and working out.

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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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25 Perfect Days by Mark Tullius

Charter member Mark Tullius is doing two sales on his books. You’ll have to act quickly to take advantage of the first one.

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

It is on sale right now (1/25/14–1/28/14) on Kindle for $0.99. Get it at this bargain price while you can, because the normal price is $5.99.

After the sale on 25 Perfect Days ends, the sale on dystopian novel Brightside begins.

Brightside is a science-fiction thriller about a group of telepaths the government imprisons in a beautiful mountain town.

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Sandy Sandfort

Sandy Sandfort

Sandy Sandfort was born the same year as the atomic bomb, so he has seen a lot of change in the world. He was radicalized at an early age by Disney’s 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. Further radicalization and focus came from reading Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged in university.

Sandy has lived in five countries and visited many others. He started writing in earnest after he returned from Singapore in ’92. His early work was mostly nonfiction for such publications as ReasonWired, Mondo 2000, Soldier of Fortune, LA Times, and others.

For the last several years, Sandy’s emphasis has been primarily on anarcho-libertarian science fiction. He was one of the winners of the Robert A. Heinlein Centennial Short Story Contest in 2007. Sandy’s winning story, “World Ceres,” became the first story in his short-story series collection, Adventures in Human Space. The series was adapted into the popular web comic and graphic novel, Escape from Terra. As always, new writing projects are underway.

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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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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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