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: 

Virginia has been a professional field biologist for over 20 years.  Her field work and passion for travel (especially traveling throughout the United States as her love and fascination for her own country is never-ending) has taken her from one end of the United States to the other. She also enjoys exploring in Europe.  As with so many Americans, her ancestry hails from there.

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ISBN: 9781467590990
Availability: Special Order
Published: Ecological Outreach Services - June 1st, 2014

Author Bio: 

Dennis L. Claussen moved, with his wife Elizabeth, from Oxford OH to Santa Cruz CA in 2009, after many years as a Professor of Zoology at Miami University.  In addition to writing fiction, he enjoys interacting with friends and relatives, growing bonsai, philately, working with stained glass, playing duplicate bridge, and several other hobbies.

The Hard Life of Talbo Grower Cover Image
ISBN: 9780990456803
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Self Published - July 1st, 2014

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ISBN: 9780990456810
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Published: Self Published - July 1st, 2014

Author Bio: 

Joanna FitzPatrick is the author of Katherine Mansfield an historical novel of the famous author’s life (1888-1923). She has been a Random House editor of romance novels, like her character, Marisa, and has written a yet-to-be-published memoir, Sha La La: Live for Today, (the same title of the memoir that Marisa is writing) about growing up in Hollywood, marrying and divorcing a rock star, and becoming a single mother in need of a paycheck.

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ISBN: 9780991654901
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Published: La Drome Press - May 1st, 2014

Author Bio: 

Anker Frankoni is part joker, part thief; part joyful, part grief. "Mexican Eskimo" is a tale of two lives, separated by the one he's currently occupying, and is guaranteed to offer keen reflections into the one you currently call your own.

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ISBN: 9780996028509
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Published: Self Published - April 20th, 2014

Author Bio: 

Master's degree from university of San Francisco in Education

B.S. degree from San Jose State in Human Performance

Commissioned "Youth Minister" Emmaus Training Program:  Archbishop Quinn

Sports writer: Santa Cruz Sentinel

Teacher: Harbor High School: History, Health, PE, Leadership, vice principal

Guitarist (Manager) BMovieKings classic rock

Eucharistic Minister, theology teacher, St. Joseph's Church

Coach: Archbishop Mitty, Harbor High: girls basketball/ varsity baseball, softball

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ISBN: 9781631226342
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Published: Tate Publishing & Enterprises - May 20th, 2014

Author Bio: 

A lifelong California girl, Michelle Rabe tried the Hollywood thing but decided she preferred an author’s den to the actor’s trailer. She now lives in the Santa Cruz Mountains with her unhelpful author cat. If you can’t find her in a cemetery with her camera you can find her online at: www.michellerabe.com

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ISBN: 9781493558100
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Published: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform - December 12th, 2013

Author Bio: 

Galen Rose lives with her very patient, supportive husband, a teenage son determined to give her more gray hair and with 3.5 cats. When she is not touching up the gray, chasing out the wildlife the cats bring in, she can be found imagining and writing more adventures for her characters.


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ISBN: 9781440552182
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Published: Crimson Books - October 10th, 2012

Author Bio: 

Zack Lynn is a writer, lyricist and occasional freelance brain surgeon.  He has written numerous reports for the intelligence community (usually without their permission or knowledge), as well as slogans and captions for cereal boxes (although for the latter, the cereal companies have requested, in ever-more-demanding tones, that he cease and desist sending them material).  He uses a vintage Smith Corona typewriter for his writing; that is, he props his laptop up against it, to provide an ideal angle for the keyboard.

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ISBN: 9780991441228
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Published: Jacklin Studios - January 12th, 2014

Author Bio: 

Helen Vanderberg has been a writer all her life. She grew up in a village much like Pangbury-on-Thames. Her grandfather had been a police surgeon for Scotland Yard before the turn of the century, when Jack the Ripper roamed London’s streets.

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ISBN: 9781458209801
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Published: Abbott Press - June 14th, 2013

Author Bio: 

Catherine Gammon is the author of the novel Isabel Out of the Rain and the story collection Beauty and the Beast. Her fiction has appeared in many literary magazines, including Ploughshares, Kenyon Review, Other Voices, and The New England Review. She has been awarded fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York Foundation for the Arts, the Corporation of Yaddo, and the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, among others. A Soto Zen priest, Catherine was ordained in the lineage of Shunryu Suzuki Roshi by Tenshin Reb

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ISBN: 9780615808611
Availability: Special Order
Published: Braddock Avenue Books - August 8th, 2013



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