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.
Curt Anderson lives in Ben Lomond, California with his wife Julie. He started writing poetry when he was at San Francisco State University, where he ultimately received an MA in Creative Writing. His work has appeared in several literary journals, including Poetry, Barrow Street and Poetry East. He claims that writing poetry is his attempt to understand why nature is trying to kill him.
William J. Rewak,
S.J., is a Jesuit priest who received his Ph.D. in English Literature from the
University of Minnesota in 1970. He served as President of Santa Clara
University in Santa Clara, California from 1978 to 1988, and President of
Spring Hill College in Mobile, Alabama from 1989 to 1997. He was also
Director of the Jesuit Retreat House in Los Altos, California for many years
and intermittently taught poetry at Santa Clara, Spring Hill, and Loyola
Marymount University in Los Angeles. He is currently Chancellor at Santa
I never was practical or particularly interested in
following a career or a profession. After earning degrees in Art, I continued
in a state of wanting mostly to be myself, meaning I needed time to create.
While I conformed to the usual expectations, the intensely personal experiences
that connect me to the universe are poetry, painting, literature, and music. I
consider my relationship with these as my true biography.
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.
Dane Cervine’s new book is entitled How Therapists Dance, from Plain View Press (2013), which also published his previous book The Jeweled
Net of Indra. His poems have been
chosen by Adrienne Rich for a National Writers Union Award; by Tony Hoagland as
a finalist for the Wabash Poetry Prize; a Second Place prize for the Caesura
Poetry contest; twice a finalist for, and the 2013 winner of the Atlanta
Review’s International Poetry Prize. Dane’s work has appeared in a wide variety
Michael Roddy is an artist and arts educator in poetry, film, oral history and theater. He is the playwright of a produced play, “Looking for Words”, which deals with the effects of Alzheimer’s disease on a family, and co-adapted, with his wife, Maria, a theatrical version of Victor Villaseñor’s Rain of Gold.
J. Kellogg Burnham born in 1916 in Portland, Oregon, spent early childhood in Idaho and emigrated to prosperous California before the crash of 1929. Was a brilliant student at Belmont High School and later at UCLA from which he graduated. Served his country during WWII and was honorably discharged at the end of the conflict.
Pamela O’Shaughnessy is a Harvard-trained lawyer who, after sixteen years of legal practice, turned to fiction and poetry. She and her sister Mary have written fifteen books of suspense and mystery which have sold over eight million copies worldwide. Eight of their books have been New York Times bestsellers.