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: 

Cathryn Grant is the author of Suburban Noir novels, ghost story novellas, and short fiction. Her writing has been described as "making the mundane menacing". Her fiction has appeared in Alfred Hitchcock and Ellery Queen Mystery Magazines and been anthologized in The Best of Every Day Fiction. Her short story, "I Was Young Once", received an honorable mention in the 2007 Zoetrope All-story Short Fiction contest. When she's not writing, Cathryn works in high tech, reads, and plays very high handicap golf. She lives in Northern California with her husband and two cats.

Madison Keith Ghost Story Collection - Volume 1 (Suburban Noir Ghost Stories) Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780988824164
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Published: D2C Perspectives - February 23rd, 2013

The Demise of the Soccer Moms Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780983186816
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Published: D2C Perspectives - February 9th, 2011

Getting Ahead Cover Image
$13.95
ISBN: 9780991660520
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Published: D2C Perspectives - March 29th, 2014

Faceless (a Suburban Noir Novel) Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780989641081
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Published: D2C Perspectives - March 6th, 2015

The Suburban Abyss Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780988824102
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Published: D2C Perspectives - January 25th, 2013

Buried by Debt Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9780983990932
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Published: D2C Perspectives - January 25th, 2013

An Affair with God (a Suburban Noir Novel) Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781943142095
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Published: D2C Perspectives - July 31st, 2015

Alone on the Beach: The Haunted Ship Trilogy Book One Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781943142170
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Published: D2C Perspectives - October 29th, 2015

Slipping Away from the Beach: The Haunted Ship Trilogy Book Two Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781943142200
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Published: D2C Perspectives - February 3rd, 2016

Haunting the Beach: The Haunted Ship Trilogy Book Three Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781943142224
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Published: D2C Perspectives - April 22nd, 2016

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Wallace Baine has been an arts writer, film critic, columnist and editor for the Santa Cruz Sentinel since 1991. He is a two-time winner of the national American Association of Sunday and Feature Editors (AASFE) Excellence in Writing competition for his well-known Sunday column “Baine Street,” and has won several awards for his arts coverage from the California Newspaper Publishers Association (CNPA).

The Last Temptation of Lincoln Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781576351031
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Published: WeWrite LLC - January 1st, 2015

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JEROLD M. LOWENSTEIN, a young octogenarian at 88, may be the last person alive to have witnessed the 1946 atomic bomb underwater explosion at Bikini. He was an officer aboard the USS Albemarle, the naval ship that transported bombs and Los Alamos scientists to the South Pacific atoll under the auspices of Operation Crossroads. He is slowing down a little after a career as a physicist, a nuclear medicine physician and a pioneer researcher in the field of fossil molecules.
And Now a World Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781499101676
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Published: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform - August 14th, 2014

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Marc D. Crepeaux is a juggernaut with the spontaneous combustion of a hopeful beast. He rubs gasoline on his thighs and biceps daily and every easy jog between friends turns out to be a race. He once parachuted into the Gulf of Mexico and punched a shark in the face that tried to get a taste of the action. He can play the spoons. He grew up next to a crick that ran into a river with a kid brother. They had two bamboo sticks and a dog. Any daughter that grows up in his household has to be able to kill a man with their bare

Modern Waste Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9781939828101
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Published: Light Switch Press - October 6th, 2014

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Linda S. Gunther lives in Aptos, California with her husband Bob, and Lucy, a rambunctious springer spaniel. Growing up in New York City and then after teaching school in the Bowery while attending Columbia University graduate school in Counseling Psychology, Linda escaped N.Y.C. for a different lifestyle on the West Coast. A year later, Linda was given the opportunity to spend a summer in London where she studied child development.

Endangered Witness: A Woman's Veterinary Career Turned Upside Down with Betrayal, Abduction, and Murder! Cover Image
By Linda S. Gunther, Julie Tipton (Illustrator)
$13.95
ISBN: 9780615957999
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Published: Linda S.\Gunther - March 25th, 2014

Ten Steps from the Hotel Inglaterra: A Woman's Romantic Adventure in Havana, Cuba Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780615845326
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Published: Linda S. Gunther - September 18th, 2013

Toffee and Esmerelda: A Story of Love and Friendship Cover Image
$8.95
ISBN: 9780692840849
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Published: Linda S. Gunther - January 29th, 2017

Lost in the Wake: A Romantic Thriller Inspired by the Magic of Cruising Cover Image
$12.95
ISBN: 9780692368275
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Published: Linda S.\Gunther - January 12th, 2015

Author Bio: 
Joshua Lerman wrote The Sound of Birds (2014) after illuminative interactions with a “crazy” person sparked his protagonist to life. He is currently working on his second novel, as well as a collection of poetry. Josh lives in Santa Cruz and besides writing, he enjoys cooking, dance, time outdoors, meditation and contemplating the Mystery.
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The Sound of Birds Cover Image
$10.00
ISBN: 9780615977188
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Published: Zuriel Publishing - March 2nd, 2014

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Dave Snider is a fresh voice in the Science Fiction universe.  His wit, imagination and sensitive treatment of characters is endearing.

Dave was born and raised in California in the Santa Clara valley at the southern end of the San Francisco Bay.  He is married to his best friend, Laura.  They've been together for 37 years and counting. Together they have 5 grown children who have been most helpful with their own creative ideas during this project.

Stars in the Deep: Destiny Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781499045642
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Published: Xlibris Corporation - July 9th, 2014

Author Bio: 
Jack Petro follows his thriller novel “No Ordinary Spy” with the mystery “Incident in Santa Cruz.”  His short stories have won numerous awards including a “Top 100” listing in Writers Digest.  A recognized live theatre critic, his reviews covering North Central Florida can be read on www.villagesnews.com or www.jackstheatre.blogspot.com
Incident in Santa Cruz Cover Image
$12.00
ISBN: 9781499674903
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Published: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform - June 5th, 2014

Author Bio: 
Grace Mattioli is the author of Olive Branches Don’t Grow (2012) On Trees and Discovery of an Eagle (2014).  She’s worked as a librarian for over 18 years and has been writing creatively since she was a child. She lives in San Francisco with her husband and three cats.
Discovery of an Eagle Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9780615928005
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Published: Grace Mattioli - May 1st, 2014

Olive Branches Don't Grow on Trees Cover Image
$12.95
ISBN: 9780990575108
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Published: Grace Mattioli - September 5th, 2012

Author Bio: 

Craig Wilson, a physician and software developer, lives in northern California. The Black Hole Event ishis first novel, and a sequel is in the works.

$14.95
SKU: BLACKHOLE

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