Locally & Independently Published General Nonfiction

Bookshop Santa Cruz has hundreds of locally and independently published books on our shelves. Our consignment program allows us to continue to accept all of the professionally-produced, self-published books from our local authors and to devote our resources to prominently featuring them throughout the store.

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Derek Ryan Whaley is a local historian and recent resident of Felton, California. He began researching local railroads in 2011 and is currently living in New Zealand where he is studying to earn a PhD in History at the University of Canterbury. 

ISBN: 9781508570738
Availability: Special Order
Published: CreateSpace - February 26th, 2015

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Robert Arthur Stayton is a writer who lives in Santa Cruz County, California. He has a masters degree in physics and has taught courses in physics, energy, and solar energy at Cabrillo College and UC Santa Cruz. He has been living the solar life in an off-grid solar home since 1997.

ISBN: 9780990479208
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Published: Sandstone Publishing - April 22nd, 2015

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David Steinberg has been writing about sex and gender since 1989. His monthly Comes Naturally columns appeared in Spectator magazine from 1992 through 2004, and continued for online audiences until 2006. He was a City Brights blogger for the San Francisco Chronicle from 2009 to 2010.

ISBN: 9781620156919
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Published: Booktrope - February 14th, 2015

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Author Anita Avedian is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist practicing in Beverly Hills, Tarzana, Sherman Oaks and Glendale, California. She graduated with her M.S. in Educational Psychology and completed two certifications including Employee Assistance Program and Human Resources from California State University of Northridge. Her specialties include working with relationships, anger, anxiety, and addictions. Anita is the Director of Anger Management 818, helping both self-referred and court-ordered individuals seek help with their aggression.

ISBN: 9780615964003
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Published: Anger Management Essentials Publishing - December 26th, 2014

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Eleanor Mac Gregor was awarded BA (ϕβκ) and MA degrees in Art at the University of California, Berkeley, graduating in 1965. She lives in Santa Cruz with husband Malcolm, a particle physicist and author of “The Enigmatic Electron.” They have enjoyed working at their separate projects—art and science, with some overlapping—during their 65 years of marriage. They delight in their three children, six grand-children, and an adorable first great-grandchild.

ISBN: 9781886838147
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Published: El Mac Books - December 31st, 2014

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Cyndi Flowers is a musician, artist, world traveler, and retired attorney.

ISBN: 9780991380107
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Published: Create Space - April 21st, 2014

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Howard Schrager grew up in New Jersey, and received degrees from the University of Wisconsin and from U.C.L.A. He has lived in California for over 40 years, having been been a Waldorf teacher for 30 of these years, and a poet for more than that. As such, he’s always sought the magical in language. He enjoys helping children to learn in imaginative, playful ways.

ISBN: 9780964484641
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Published: LemonTree Press - January 1st, 2014

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M. Allen Cunningham is the author of two acclaimed novels, The Green Age of Asher Witherow (a #1 Indie Next Pick) and Lost Son (about Rilke), as well as the illustrated limited-edition story collection Date of Disappearance. He is the co-founder of the cultural commentary blog Soul Shelter and the recipient of fellowships from the Oregon Arts Commission, Literary Arts, and Yaddo. Cunningham lives in Portland, Oregon.

ISBN: 9780989302302
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Published: Atelier26 - September 16th, 2014

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William J. Pardue. Born 1949 has always been fascinated with the deepest and most important mysteries about man’s mind, body and spirit. He is both an author and a practicing attorney in Santa Clara County, California. He has tenaciously pursued the answer to the fundamental questions of God, Consciousness, Eternity, Good and Evil, Enlightenment and Justice through his books. He lives in Santa Cruz, California and is an Attorney and Author. He has previously published Visionary Perspectives on the Good Life, Why God, Visionary Perspectives Reincarnated and his most recent book, Wolf Creek.
ISBN: 9781452520193
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Published: Balboa Press - October 2014

ISBN: 9781909421240
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Published: Arena Books (NY) - November 25th, 2013

ISBN: 9781449747879
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Published: WestBow Press - May 8th, 2012

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Marilyn Peterson - Author, Consultant, Teacher and Chef - works with every aspect of the transition to becoming vegan. The motivation for this work stems out of compassion for the suffering of animals and the needless suffering of humans that choose to eat the Standard American Diet. She has authored the book Vegan Bite By Bite. www.veganbitebybite.com

ISBN: 9780982413005
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Published: 3 Ton Tomato Press - November 2010



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