Charles T. Whipple

Biography

"The only thing I do well is write." Charles T. Whipple is an international award-winning copywriter, journalist, author and novelist. His awards include Editor & Publisher Magazine DM Award, World Annual Report Competition Award, 2010 Oaxaca International Literature Award, and 2011 Global eBook Award.

Whipple was born in Show Low, Arizona. He spent two and a half years in Japan as a volunteer youth missionary, and majored in Japanese History as a graduate student and grantee at the East West Center, University of Hawaii. He is fluent in spoken and written Japanese, and has long been interested in the fantastic aspect of traditional Japanese tales. Whipple lives in the city of Chiba, the capital of Chiba Prefecture, which encompasses the ancient Kanto Kingdoms of Awa, Kazusa, and Shimosa. Today, Chiba hosts the Magic Kingdom of Disneyland and is gateway to Japan via the international airport in Narita.

He has one wife, four daughters, two sons, and 19 grandchildren. Whipple writes western novels under the pen name of Chuck Tyrell and fantasy based on ancient Japanese history and mythology as Charles T. Whipple. Visit Charlie at his Blog: http://chucktyrell-outlawjournal.blogspot.com/.

Where to find Charles T. Whipple online

Series

The Masacado Scrolls
~ Short Japanese Fantasy Adventure story – part of a continuing saga of stand-alone tales by award-winning author, Charles T. Whipple ~ // Now behold, I Hikarinomiko am called of Amaterasu to record the deeds of those anointed during the dark days of Toh rule, to write somewhat concerning the curse the wicked Toh placed upon the land, the loss of the sacred talismans of Amaterasu through which the Chosen One is proclaimed unto the people, the search to discover the talismans in their place of hiding, and the fearful battle against the Toh, their dark Yami bonzes, the creatures and demons the priests commanded, yeah even every dark being of the underworld of Yami. Now behold, in separate scrolls, I have and will inscribe accounts of the labors and sufferings of the anointed of Amaterasu as they search for the sacred talismans.
The Fall of Awa
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The Shadow Shield
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The Road to Kio
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The Horse Soldiers
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Nami of the Waves
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Woman With No Name
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Books

Volume 2 - The Masacado Scrolls
Series: The Masacado Scrolls, Volume 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 88,220. Language: English. Published: April 2, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
~ Japanese Adventure stories ~ The particulars of Masacado’s birth and life are recorded on the Masacado Scrolls. Read ye then, these stories, which make up the second volume of the Masacado Scrolls. Know ye, that these are but a beginning, and that the scrolls will continue to unfold. This second volume includes: Nami of the Waves, The Woman with No Name, The Anointed, and The Dark Raider.
The Dark Raider
Series: The Masacado Scrolls, Story 8. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 28,800. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
~ Japanese Adventure story ~ Shuri (sea) and Nanashi (woman with no name) were called by Amaterasu to search for the Umi Akari Blade, a talisman Masacado. Kei captains a black raider that sneaks into harbors at night to steal fish from drying racks and take them to the markets of Ohsaka. The raider is captured by the Toh, which use Lord Yami’s power to push the ship into Sunosaki. Can Kei escape?
Ship of Dreams
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 70,680. Language: English. Published: October 12, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Sailing, Nonfiction » Biography » Adventurers & explorers
"'Lucky is the man who is obsessed with the sea, and the one who builds a craft worthy of her greatest challenge.' This book might be the closest thing to accomplishing both, whether you sail or not." --Corinne Joy Brown, bestselling author of "Hidden Star", winner of the New Mexico/Arizona book award, historical fiction.
Volume 1 - The Masacado Scrolls
Series: The Masacado Scrolls, Volume 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 65,380. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
~ Japanese Adventure stories ~ The particulars of Masacado’s birth and life are recorded on the Masacado Scrolls. Read ye then, these stories, which make up the first volume of the Masacado Scrolls. Know ye, that these are but a beginning, and that the scrolls will continue to unfold. This first volume includes: The Fall of Awa, The Shadow Shield, The Road to Kio, and The Horse Soldiers.
A Matter of Tea and Other Stories
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 19,610. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
Other than the lead story, A Matter of Tea, the other stories include: The Dragon of Torigoe, The Floating World, Kamo Ike, From Chojagasaki Bay, Masakado's Revenge, The Man Called Monkey, The Stairway, A Voice from the Forest, The Rogues of Tokyo, Women of the Isles, When a Lovely Flame Dies, and Wings and a Prayer. Indulge yourself in classic Japanese stories of legend.
The Anointed
Series: The Masacado Scrolls, Story 7. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 23,820. Language: English. Published: July 28, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
~ Japanese Adventure story ~ Koziro learned much at the secret shrine of Amaterasu. Still, his pilgrimage continued with only two companions, Moribei the wolf and Caras the raven. He found the way twisted and treacherous, but learned most precious teachings and Amaterasu the Almighty provided Tomoe Benkei the yamabushi monk and Neouli the spirit girl to accompany him. But could they reach Kio?
Woman With No Name
Series: The Masacado Scrolls, Story 6. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 22,260. Language: English. Published: July 28, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
~ Japanese Adventure story ~ Two more were chosen for a special quest, even a search for the Hermit of Fujiyoshida, who held the key to the unraveling of mysteries. One was Shuri from the kingdom of Ryukyu, the other Nanashi, the woman with no name. Shuri was of the sea, Nanashi of the shore. Will their quest uncover the vital talisman for Masacado the Anointed to rise again?
Nami of the Waves
Series: The Masacado Scrolls, Story 5. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 20,840. Language: English. Published: July 28, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
~ Japanese Adventure story ~ Others were raised up by the Almighty to join in the search for the lost talismans of Amaterasu. One of these chosen was Nami, daughter of the Sea Lord, Umihiko, whose gift from Amaterasu shall be revealed henceforth. Let it suffice to say that she is titled the Fuku, that is, bringer of good fortune. But can she withstand the evil fire of Lord Yami?
The Horse Soldiers
Series: The Masacado Scrolls, Story 4. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 19,030. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
~ Japanese Adventure story ~ Yotsu horse-soldier mercenaries traditionally hire out to the Toh. Noritsugu, captain of the Yotsu contingent, is disgusted with his evil ways. When he captures a young girl and prepares a ritual rape, Noritsugu snaps. He rescues the girl and rides with his men to the shrine of Amaterasu. He is anointed the Bearer and called to deliver the princess to Masacado.
The Road to Kio
Series: The Masacado Scrolls, Story 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 24,930. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
~ Japanese Adventure story ~ Masacado has a different youth name—Soma-no-Koziro. When he is five years old, the prophetess sends him on a journey to Kio, the city of the Emperor. Ryo the Seeker, Kaku the Shielder, Gulan the Tengu, and Nanashi the nameless woman accompany him, together with Kage warriors. They enter a cavern in search of a secret shrine of Amaterasu. What will they find within?
The Shadow Shield
Series: The Masacado Scrolls, Story 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 18,430. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
~ Japanese Adventure story ~ Earning a place among the Kage costs Kaku the little finger on his left hand. He first sees Ryo at Nokogiriyama castle, and now he knows she’s the Seeker and sadame calls him to be her Shielder. He must go to her side, even though oni demons, hannama beings, and giant squid bar the way. Picking up two trusted companions, he battles his way to Awa Omote and Ryo.
The Fall of Awa
Series: The Masacado Scrolls, Story 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,990. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
~ Japanese Adventure story ~ The evil Toh, in a pact with Lord Yami, rampage into the Kantoh kingdoms of the east. One by one, they fall until only Awa remains. Ryo, the child of Tsubomi, has the gift of reikan, which allows her to sense dark forces. She sees evil attacking Nokogiriyama castle and rushes to warn Lord Masaharu. Still, the castle falls...yet, all is not lost.