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Author Bio: 

Tobor Eichmann was born in Pennsylvania and grew up in a middle-class suburb of Philadelphia and has lived in various places throughout the world. He is an author and self-proclaimed independent thinker. He writes fiction, non-fiction and general interest books.
Although his specialty is Information Technology, he has a passion for writing about social issues that deal with the inner workings of the human mind. He holds a Masters degree in Information Technology. It was in Europe where Tobor began creating works of fiction and non-fiction in his spare time.


The Fine Art of Internet Troll Slaying: Your Handy Guide for Dealing with Internet Trolls and Online Bullies Cover Image
ISBN: 9781530811946
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Published: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform - March 28th, 2016

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This is Mr. McCandless's first book. He lives in Santa Cruz, California.

The Marl Hole Kid Cover Image
ISBN: 9781523401253
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Published: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform - February 3rd, 2016

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Howard Burman has more than twenty full-length plays to his credit as well as twelve books. He earned a Ph.D. in dramatic literature from The Ohio State University and is a Fulbright Scholar. He is an active member of the Society for American Baseball Research and has written four books based on baseball history. He lives in Felton, California.     

A Man Called Shoeless Cover Image
ISBN: 9780692557877
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Published: Howard Burman - March 31st, 2016

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Formally a high-tech Market Research Analyst for nearly two decades, Francie used her skills as a statistician to draw the connections between mind and body that she was seeing in her clients every day. It is from this unique perspective that she wrote Why Are You Sick? in simple, practical and accessible language that is easy for anyone to understand. 

Why Are You Sick? Subtitle: Going Beyond Symptoms to the Root Cause Cover Image
ISBN: 9780692599297
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Published: Reiki Energy Healing LLC - January 1st, 2016

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Kathy Strahs is the author of The 8x8 Cookbook and The Ultimate Panini Press Cookbook, the voice behind the blogs PaniniHappy.com and CookingOntheSide.com, and the founder of Burnt Cheese Press. Her work has been featured on the websites of The New York Times, The Washington Post, PBS, The Huffington Post, Saveur and TLC, in Pillsbury Magazine, San Diego Family Magazine, the Associated Press and highlighted in The Wall Street Journal.

The 8x8 Cookbook: Square Meals for Weeknight Family Dinners, Desserts and More--In One Perfect 8x8-Inch Dish Cover Image
ISBN: 9780996911207
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Published: Burnt Cheese Press - December 1st, 2015

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Getting to know ...

Andrea Ruiz

Originally from: Salt Lake City, Utah


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Lois Lawson is a great-grandmother who captures her eighty years of living with a rare frankness mixed with humor. Born in 1934, Lois grew up at a time of innocence, moving about freely in the small central coastal town of Santa Cruz, California. Experience what it was like to be a child during World War II, and later, how it felt to "shoot the pants off" men in pistol matches as a teenager. Move with her from state to state with her first husband, an undercover agent, and their four children, and go from there to a marriage that combined seven children.

Growing Up in Santa Cruz Cover Image
ISBN: 9781364947019
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Published: Blurb - October 27th, 2015

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Ellen Pendleton’s life changed December 2014, when she acquired the SuperBug Clostridium difficile after a dental procedure and developed what is called antibiotic-induced colitis (CDAD), Clostridium difficile infection (CDI), or pseudomembranous colitis. With her electronic and editorial background, Ellen tackled the research project, logging her findings (treatments, antibiotics, herbs, food, probiotics, prebiotics) and activities on her path of recovery. After 2-½ months in bed, she tested clean March 2015.

C. Diff: Clostridium Difficile and Colitis Cover Image
ISBN: 9780981542829
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Published: Espbooks - April 19th, 2015

Read & Run Cover Image
ISBN: 9780981542898
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Published: Espbooks - June 27th, 2013

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James Clifford taught for many years at UC Santa Cruz in the History of Consciousness Department. He has been intensively researching and photographing the UCSC campus since 2000.  


In the Ecotone: The UC Santa Cruz Campus Cover Image
ISBN: 9781495174179
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Published: Self Published - January 1st, 2015



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