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.
Susan Burrowes is a presenter, teacher, trainer and project manager who holds a Master’s Degree in Communication, but took enough time out of her studies to produce the two extraordinary, challenging, wonderful, terrible children who continue to define her life. Her career spans fifteen years in advertising, eight years teaching in the college classroom and another ten years training professionals in organizations how to communicate with each other, an irony that was not lost on her as she struggled to reach her addicted daughter.
Ted Edwards is an historian, who has enjoyed international careers in education and gymnastics. Ted coached Virgin Islands gymnasts in three Pan American Games and served as Team Official in two Olympic Games. He has happily adventured in the Sierras, Rockies, Alps and the Nepal Himalaya. He holds a Masters in rehabilitation counseling focused on veterans and Masters and ABD degrees in American history.
R J Blum shares, in her first book, a tragic story her family experienced. After completing her Bachelor’s degree in Behavioral Science, RJ volunteered as a peer grief counselor for self-referred grieving clients. R J lives with her husband in Silicon Valley, California.
Chandi is a world traveler, photographer, writer and historian. Born and raised in Santa Cruz, Chandi has lived in Qatar, India, Italy, Switzerland and England, and has been returning to Italy with unremitting passion since she first lived there at age 20. She has a master's degree in Florentine Renaissance history and has taught at colleges in the US and overseas. She currently lives in Tuscany where she's working on her next book, and blogging about how to move to Italy. Her memoir, Return to Glow, is her first book.
Thomas Wamsley was privileged to serve as a law enforcement officer with the San Francisco Police Department and the Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Department throughout the 1970s as well as the Marine Corps Reserve. He is a graduate of San Francisco State University with a degree in Sociology/ Criminology. After leaving law enforcement, he had a successful career in sales and management. Although retired from the corporate world, he enjoys reading, writing, hiking, and spending time with his large family.
Hoang Chi Truong is the author of TigerFish, a memoir of coming of age in America as a Vietnamese refugee. Before writing full-time, she served as the GIS Division Chief to the California Office of Emergency Services from 2013 to 2016. Her current mission is to advocate and bring awareness to the issues of refugees in America. Learn more about her writing at www.chibeingchi.com