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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Lo! Jacaranda: A Spanish Gypsy's Cante Jondo Cover Image
ISBN: 9781490753447
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Trafford Publishing - February 18th, 2015

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W. E. Burnette is the author of Requiem Shark, Christmas in Sunny California, and The Long Roll. He has been a soldier, a teacher, and a marketing writer. A native of Bee Tree, North Carolina, he currently lives in Boulder Creek California, works in Silicon Valley, and writes fiction in his spare time. 


Requiem Shark Cover Image
ISBN: 9781478740216
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Published: Outskirts Press - March 25th, 2015

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I feel as though age should never be a hindrance on one's passion. I have been writing ever since I was a child, obsessively reading far before that, and adamantly pursuing what it is that I love ever since. When I am not coming up with stories, I typically paint or try to get outdoors and outside of my natural state of being an introvert. 

Dawn before the Day Cover Image
ISBN: 9781482385113
Availability: Special Order
Published: CreateSpace - February 14th, 2013

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Frank Scozzari lives in Nipomo, a small town on the central coast of California. He is an avid traveler and once climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro, the highest point in Africa. A Pushcart Prize nominee, his short stories have appeared in numerous literary journals including The Worcester Review, The Emerson Review, Berkeley Fiction Review, Tampa Review, War Literature & the Arts (U.S. Air Force Academy), and The Bitter Oleander, and have been featured in literary theater.

From Afar Cover Image
ISBN: 9781625261939
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Published: Solstice Publishing - March 5th, 2015

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MORRINE DEPOLO travels between her homes in the Los Padres National Forest and Santa Cruz, California and shares her stay there with Gaia, her beautiful German Shepherd dog. She is presently working on a second novel, is an avid reader and loves to garden, paint, watch birds and when possible, visit ancient Mayan sites in the Yucatan, and very old castles and archaic little churches nestled in the English countryside. 

Maggie's Shadow Cover Image
ISBN: 9781312282759
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Published: Lulu.com - September 29th, 2014

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S.L. Hawke is a volunteer with the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History's Evergreen Cemetery Restoration Crew. Called the "Evergreenies", this ecclectic group of locals and imports conduct onsite maintenance, preservation, and in-depth research on the many colorful pioneers and founders of Santa Cruz County including a man named Andrew Jackson Sloan, The Ghost of Arana Gulch. 

SKU: 9780692302743

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After 42 years as an editor on newspapers from Minneapolis, MN to San Jose, CA I was afraid of retirement. So afraid in fact that I sought out a high tech company in Santa Cruz, CA, that hired retirees part time for assembly line work so I'd have a job in my post-retirement years. I adjusted to my new line of work, but something was missing—mainly excitement. I missed the pressures of the newsroom, the thrill of meeting deadlines, the camaraderie of fellow journalists. But most of all I missed my long-time romance with the written word.

The Ballad of Horatio's Gold Cover Image
ISBN: 9781611701937
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Published: Robertson Publishing - February 9th, 2015

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Jonathan Williams has worked in Information Technology for over twenty years. He has spent most of his career working in the Financial and Pharmaceutical \ Biotech sectors. He specializes in Database Management Systems.

My Turn: Achieving the American Dream Cover Image
ISBN: 9781500898854
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Published: Self-Published - August 1st, 2014

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L.D. Janakos is a local fiction writer and filmmaker. Along with several finalist awards, she is the recipient of a Bumbershoot literary award and a University of Oregon Fiction Award. She is the producer and director of Descendants of the Imagination, a local TV series at Community TV, Channels 27/73. She lives a and teaches college in California. 


Plato's Screw Cover Image
ISBN: 9781941137024
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Published: Wild Ocean Press - September 5th, 2014

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Born in Montpelier, Vermont, educator, publisher, and writer Kristina Baer lives in Monterey, California, with her husband. She taught at Princeton University, the University of California, Santa Cruz, and Trinity College in Burlington, Vermont. She held executive positions in magazine and textbook publishing in Newport, Rhode Island, and Boston, Massachusetts.

Minerva's Fox Cover Image
ISBN: 9781634132930
Availability: Special Order
Published: Two Harbors Press - February 24th, 2015



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