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: 

Frank Warren’s first salty taste of surfing in 1938, at age six, aboard a homemade tandem paddleboard in Long Beach, was the beginning of a lifelong love of the ocean waves. Bodysurfing at Huntington Beach and Laguna Beach in the late 1940s led to longboarding on a used Hobie pigboard during the mid-1950s at San Onofre and Huntington, the main surfing venues for Warren and his buddies. Frank is still bodysurfing and bellyboarding at his favorite spots on the North Shore of Oahu and Maui, at the age of eighty-four. Never too old to hit the waves for a cool ride.

Gloria's Gone: A So Cal Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780997942309
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Published: Brooktree Media - August 30th, 2016

Author Bio: 

David Davis, originally from Brooklyn, NY, has resided in Santa Cruz, CA, for 10 years.  He enjoys, writing, math games, bike riding, and has dedicated the current decade to working with the homeless population in his adopted hometown. 


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ISBN: 9781535131438
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Published: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform - July 23rd, 2016

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Gina Scott is a California native who lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and children.  She has written a few short stories and this is her first novel.

Once Again Cover Image
ISBN: 9780692661963
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Published: Golden Star Publishing - April 7th, 2016

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Pete Schipper, a Santa Cruz native, revisits the places, events and people that comprised Santa Cruz of the ‘50s, recalling the small beach town as a warm and wonderful place to grow up. Come along for a visit to one of the greatest small towns on the California coast: Santa Cruz ’52.


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Mary Feliz called Silicon Valley home for thirty years and learned firsthand that the high-tech heartland is really a series of small towns filled with quirky characters and customs. She's worked in the Fortune 500 world and for mom and pop enterprises, competed in whale boat races, and done synchronized swimming. She attends professional organizer conferences in her character's stead, but Maggie's skills leave her literally in the dust. She's a member of Sisters in Crime, Mystery Writers of America, and the Author's Guild. 

Address to Die for Cover Image
ISBN: 9781601836649
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Published: Kensington Publishing Corporation - July 19th, 2016

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Nancy Swing has retired after more than 40 years living and working as an independent consultant on five continents. These international experiences enrich her first novel, a mystery set in Laos, where she lived for two years in the early 1990s. Her characters and situations are a blend of the myriad individuals and events which shaped Nancy’s life in overseas settings as diverse as Guyana, India, Italy, Kazakhstan and Somalia. She and her husband, author Russell Sunshine, currently live on California’s Central Coast with five backyard deer who come and go as they please.

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ISBN: 9781943887132
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Published: Park Place Publications - March 1st, 2016

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Tabitha Chirrick is a writer of all things speculative, geeky, and/or badass. Her YA Science Fiction Novel, Overshadowed, is her debut novel, and her short speculative fiction can be found in Pigeonholes and Unbroken Journal. A self-professed Gryffindor, long-time geek, and comic book aficionado, she graduated from UC Santa Cruz with a degree in Creative Writing in 2012, and has since lived in the tech and burrito-filled splendor that is Silicon Valley

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ISBN: 9780692661727
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Published: Self-Published - March 21st, 2016

Author Bio: 

Randall Robert Rios was raised in Santa Cruz, California, where he ran Rocky's Body Shop for ten years. He was also part of the music scene as the leader of a band known as Blue Avenue back in the 1970s. Today he resides in Reno, Nevada. Tripping the Light Fantastic is his debut novel. 

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ISBN: 9780692691106
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Published: Createspace - April 14th, 2016

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Mark Saha grew up in cotton country along the Texas Gulf Coast, earned a BA at the University of Notre Dame, and attended film school at UCLA, where a collection of his short stories won a Samuel Goldwyn Creative Writing Award. That resulted in offers from Hollywood agencies and led to many years of writing scripts for film and television. He lives in Santa Monica, California.

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ISBN: 9781511865432
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Published: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform - August 4th, 2015

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M. Glenda Rosen is the author of, The Woman’s Business Therapist: Eliminate the MindBlocks and RoadBlocks to Success, and award-winning My Memoir Workbook. For over fifteen years, helped numerous authors develop and market their books, and presented writing programs in New York, The Hamptons, New Mexico and Carmel, California, on “Encouraging and Supporting the Writer Within You!” Founder and owner of a successful marketing and public relations agency for twenty-five years.

Dying to Be Beautiful Mysteries: Without a Head Cover Image
ISBN: 9781483445304
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Published: Lulu Publishing Services - February 1st, 2016



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