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Locally & Independently Published General Nonfiction

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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Code Red

Author Bio: 

Jonathan Simon is Executive Director of Election Defense Alliance, a nonprofit organization founded in 2006 to restore observable vote counting and electoral integrity as the basis of American democracy. As a result of his prior experience as a political survey research analyst in Washington, Dr. Simon became an early advocate for an exit poll-based electoral "burglar alarm" system, independent of media and corporate control, to detect computerized vote shifting in Election 2004.

Code Red: Computerized Elections and the War on American Democracy: Election 2018 Edition Cover Image
ISBN: 9781719301640
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Published: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform - May 21st, 2018

52 Weeks, 52 Dates

Author Bio: 

After graduating from the University of California, Santa Cruz, with a BA in psychology, Anahata Meta earned her master's degree in clinical psychology from the University of Montana. She resides in sunny Santa Cruz, California, with her daughter, and she's currently in the process of gaining licensure in the state of California as a practicing psychotherapist. She is looking forward to writing another book exploring a wide range of experiences in meeting people around the world.

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ISBN: 9781542906814
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Published: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform - November 28th, 2017

3 Things Journal

Author Bio: 

Lara Willing is a Psychotherapist in private practice and has led personal growth groups for almost 20 years. Lara believes our fulfillment in life depends on our relationship with ourself. She is passionate about helping people improve this relationship through awareness, compassion, and self-care. She has been on a life-long journey of self-discovery and personal growth, and she brings her wisdom and experience to her work with clients and readers.

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ISBN: 9780692939338
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Published: Lara Willing - August 25th, 2017

You Are Up to You

Author Bio: 

Ed Penniman was born in the artistic community of Santa Cruz, California. Following his early art education from his grandmother, he earned his degree in fine arts from Chouinard Art School of California Institute of the Arts in Los Angeles. His creative talent caught the attention of Carson-Roberts Advertising (Ogilvy-Mather), where he was hired even before graduation. He also earned a graphic designer position for Robert Miles Runyan in Los Angeles.

You Are Up to You.: Innovate a New Self for a New Life. Feel Spiritually Whole Again After Trauma and Disability. Cover Image
ISBN: 9780997496505
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Published: Ed Penniman Associates Design - September 7th, 2016

Valley Speak: Deciphering the Jargon of Silicon Valley

Author Bio: 

Rochelle’s keen interest in language and culture led her to learn Japanese and work in Japan, starting her on her path as a cross-cultural business consultant. She’s written extensively in both English and Japanese on intercultural and global business topics. More recently she has turned to the area where she lives and works, Silicon Valley, to help people better understand the language and culture there as well.

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ISBN: 9780997436402
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Published: Genetius Publishing - May 17th, 2016

Bringing Nature to Life: The Use of Performance Art for Environmental Restoration

Author Bio: 

Nanda Currant is a fine artist and have a background in art, therapy, and education and over the last few years I have combined those skills as a documentary filmmaker. I have been involved in setting up alternative educational programs building bridges between homeschool communities and public education. I enjoy helping create a local place based educational option for young people outside of the school system or work to facilitate each student's learning process no matter what educational path they have chosen.


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