Locally & Independently Published Fiction

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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Author Bio: 
Thomas Hansen Hickenbottom is a fourth generation native of California's central coast who has been actively involved in Santa Cruz surf culture for the past five decades. A graduate of UCSC’s Creative Writing and Literature program, his first novel, Local Tribes, is set in Santa Cruz in 1966. He is also the author of Surfing in Santa Cruz.
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$15.21
ISBN: 9781452043661
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Published: Authorhouse - June 30th, 2010

Author Bio: 
After earning a BA in behavioral science from San Jose State University, Nancy Lynn Jarvis worked in the advertising department of the San Jose Mercury News. A move to Santa Cruz meant a new job as a librarian and later a stint as the business manager of Shakespeare/Santa Cruz. She was a Santa Cruz, California, Realtor® for more than twenty years before retiring.

Nancy’s work history reflects her philosophy: people should try something radically different every few years. Writing is her newest adventure.
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$12.95
ISBN: 9780982113561
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Published: Good Read Mysteries - July 11th, 2010

Author Bio: 
Derald Hamilton was born in Santa Cruz, California on July 22, 1950 and seven days later adopted by Derald and Naomi Hamilton, two products of rural Iowa. Derald pursued a Masters Degree in Library Science. He earned the degree, but found library jobs to be quite scarce, so he took an administrative support job, this time with the Santa Clara Valley Transit Authority, where he’s been for the past twenty-six years.  Derald continued freelance writing, and at the age of forty, decided he had done enough living to lend credibility to fiction writing.
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$7.95
ISBN: 9780984619214
Availability: Special Order - Subject to Availability
Published: dhamiltonbooks - January 1st, 2011

Author Bio: 
Yesenia Cardona-Müller nació y creció en PuertoRico. Desde temprana edad se dedicó a la escritura, siendo galardonada por susensayos y oratorias durante su vida académica. Desde el 1995 vive en los Estados Unidos, haciendo de California su residencia, donde se graduó de Filosofía de la Universidad de California, Santa Cruz. La Leyenda de La Princesa Dorada es su presentación reciente al mundo literario, con la cualella espera dar conocimiento a su trabajo narrativo.
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$18.99
ISBN: 9780615586144
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Published: Leyenda de la Princesa Dorada - January 1st, 2012

Author Bio: 
Mary Holland has lived in Boulder Creek for twenty years but spent the first seventeen commuting to Silicon Valley where she managed a research library at an electronics company. Her first novel is Matcher Rules, a fantasy she plotted out during all those endless hours on the road. She has a background in sociology, history and library science and has taught at SJSU in the graduate school. She and her husband enjoy living in the redwoods and providing support services to three cats.
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$14.99
ISBN: 9781105102219
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Published: Lulu.com - January 1st, 2011

Author Bio: 
Susan Salluce, a native of Santa Cruz and graduate of Marello Prep High School, is the author of Out of Breath. A former therapist and grief specialist, she wrote this fictional account of parental bereavement, addiction, recovery, and the surf culture to touch others and offer hope. Learn more at sipnsharewithsusan.com
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$13.99
ISBN: 9780578090924
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Published: Hidden Beach Publishing - January 1st, 2012

Author Bio: 
Although The Long Roll is set in the mountains of Western North Carolina where the author grew up, it was inspired by the Civil War reenactments held at Roaring Camp in Felton every Memorial Day weekend. A resident of Boulder Creek since two weeks before the Loma Prieta earthquake, Bill is a graduate of San Jose State University, where he also taught English for several years, publishing two college English textbooks while he was there.
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$16.75
ISBN: 9781453664476
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Published: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform - July 15th, 2010

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