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: 

Rafael G. Hauxley hails from Rzeszow, Poland. He immigrated to Salt Lake City in 1990. There, he learned English by reading Asterix & Obelix, Tintin, and Calvin & Hobbes. Since then, he’s bounced between three colleges, sold motorcycles, and trekked around Europe. In 2009, encouraged by an amazing professor, Rafael closed down his architecture business. He had decided to write.

Mark from Earth Cover Image
ISBN: 9780989547505
Availability: Special Order
Published: Earthbound Book Co. - July 5th, 2013

Author Bio: 

In addition to fiction published in magazines such as Realms of Fantasy, Tales of the Talisman, and the Bryant Literary Review, David Pinault has written books on Arabic literature and religious rituals in South Asia. Pinault's stories are inspired by his research in Egypt, Yemen, Pakistan, Malaysia, and Indonesia. Currently he is a professor of religious studies at Santa Clara University. 

Museum of Seraphs in Torment: An Egyptological Fantasy Thriller Cover Image
ISBN: 9781481132497
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Published: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform - January 19th, 2013

Author Bio: 
Carol Clark Roberts, the daughter of missionary parents, spent her early and teenage years in a China occupied by Japanese troops, followed by a brutal civil war and a Communist takeover. Forced to flee on a US Navy destroyer, Carol's family spent many years in the southern Philippine Islands. Carol returned to the United States to attend college, get married, and raise a family. For fifteen years she wrote and photographed original filmstrip stories for schools and churches, published by three media companies. Later she turned to writing novels, inspired by her
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ISBN: 9781478710585
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Published: Outskirts Press - March 12th, 2013

Author Bio: 

Dr. Guy Standard was born on a farm near Trinidad, Colorado, he left without
graduating from high school, served four years in the military as a medic, read
a great deal during his enlistment, was admitted "on probation" to
UCLA and earned a B.A. in Philosophy, and a Ph.D. in English. He writes novels,
plays, poems and songs. 



Author Bio: 

Music has played a central role in Jason Warburg’s life since he sat in his older brothers’ bedroom at age three listening to them play A Hard Day’s Night over and over again. A recovering political junkie, in his thirties he moved into the non-profit world, while enjoying a parallel career as a music writer. The latter includes 15 years with independent music review site The Daily Vault (www.dailyvault.com), where he has served as editor since 2003. He is the author of more than 600

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ISBN: 9780615684796
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Published: Wonder Wheel Publications - October 10th, 2012

Author Bio: 
In 2010, after spending nearly twenty years in the software industry, Chris Ernest Hall decided to retire and focus on writing, which had been his original career path before being seduced by Silicon Valley. Depending on how you count it, Celebrated Summer, Book One: Out Into the Light is either his first, second, or fifth book. He lives in Berkeley with three cats and an occasional housemate who looks remarkably like an older, female version of him.

Author Bio: 

Jeff has been telling lies since he cut down his father’s cherry tree.  He obtained degrees in Math and Chemistry which have served him well over the years in spinning plausible stories for many employers.    For many years he has designed and developed medical instruments some of which worked.  It has somehow just dawned on him that he could spin yarns for his own purposes.  Jeff has three children, and lives in the Santa Cruz Mountains in California with his wife and high school aged youngest daughter.  The neighbors complain about his dogs and the racket he makes

The Indian: America's Waking Dream, Berkeley Radicals, War, Riots, Drugs and Revolution Cover Image
ISBN: 9781483607504
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Published: Xlibris - April 10th, 2013

Author Bio: 

After studying creative writing at U.C. Berkeley, former USAF pilot John Martel studied law and was later named among the Top Ten Trial Lawyers in American by the National Law Journal.  All four of his previous novels--PARTNERS, CONFLICTS OF INTEREST, THE ALTERNATE, and BILLY STOBE, have been either regional or New York Times bestsellers. Reviewers say THE AMERICAN LAWYER is his best yet.

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ISBN: 9781936467617
Availability: Special Order
Published: Vantage Point - December 1st, 2012

Author Bio: 

Larry Brill grew up in San Jose, CA and spent 25 years as a television news anchor, picking up numerous awards for his reporting and storytelling skills. He left the news business to start his own media consulting company. He may have gotten out of the business, but he never got it out of his blood. Now, free from the required objectivity that comes with being a serious journalist, he has unleashed his quirky outlook on life and offbeat brand of humor on the fans of his novels while lovingly tweaking the noses of his former colleagues.

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ISBN: 9780988864313
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Published: Black Tie Books - March 11th, 2013

Author Bio: 

Stephanie has been writing for 25 years and has completed several screenplays, pilots made for TV, countless comedy monologues and was a contributing editor for gabbyandlaird.com This is her first novel.

The Curse of Santa Cruz Cover Image
By Stephanie Michel, Paulina Michel (Illustrator), Patrick Orozco (Contribution by)
ISBN: 9780615794563
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Stephanie Michel - April 25th, 2013



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