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Author Bio: 
Ph.D. Linguistics. Many years teaching ESL and essay and research writing.
Much experience presenting at professional conferences and publications in theoretical syntax, ESL and computational linguistics.
Much experience with professional business presentations, business writing and grant writing as well. 30 years study and meditation of Zen and Tibetan Buddhism as well as a wide reading of Western and Eastern psychology and philosophy. 
Blaming Japhy Rider: Memoir of a Dharma Bum Who Survived Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781452540511
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Published: Balboa Press - January 23rd, 2012

Author Bio: 
Larry E. Wahl is a writer, artist, geometer, and inventor . But his most important contribution to this and future generations is that he wrote, unaided, and was granted Wahl patent #5982374, The Vallian Geometric Hexagon Opting Symbolic Tesseract, “a computer interface method . . .” Larry spent most of his early life in the Pacific Northwest and California; now he and his wife reside in Menlo Park, California where they have been for the past 32 years. He has been writing since high school; this is his second book.
The Vallian Trilogy--An Inventive Life: Part II. the Learner Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781935914181
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Published: River Sanctuary Publishing - June 30th, 2012

The Vallian Trilogy: An Inventive Life. Part I: The Engineer Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9781461055150
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Published: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform - June 21st, 2011

Author Bio: 
Barbara Angell Fuller has been writing since she first picked up pencil and paper and has continued to hone her writing helped by creative writing degrees from UCLA and San Francisco State University. Some of her stories have appeared in East Magazine, Japanophile and Porter Gulch.
The Last Persimmons Cover Image
$12.00
ISBN: 9781935914259
Availability: Backordered
Published: River Sanctuary Publishing - July 1st, 2012

Author Bio: 
Kate Fritz Leonard is a wife, mother, friend, educator, and now dementia caregiver. She has been writing for as long as she can remember.
Dueling with Dementia: Not the Love Story We Planned Cover Image
$14.00
ISBN: 9781475114751
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Published: Createspace - April 18th, 2012

Author Bio: 
Seng Kok Ung is a Cambodian refugee who, through the toughest of human trials and tribulations, was able to make it out of Cambodia with his family in tow to one of the largest concentration camps of its time. After some time in the camp he was able to make it to Seattle Washington. After much hard work he was able to strive and thrive as the owner of the only Cambodian restaurant in Seattle.
I Survived the Killing Fields: The True Life Story of a Cambodian Refugee Cover Image
By Seng Kok Ung, Thomas McElroy (Contributor)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781450756174
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Published: S&T Publishing - April 17th, 2011

Author Bio: 
(The Rev. Dr.) Dave Glass is a Santa Cruz/Aptos native, a sixth generation member of a family that has been in Santa Cruz County for eight generations. His careers in church ministry and education have taken him far away from Aptos since his marriage to Chris in 1970, but he returns regularly to visit siblings, first, second, and third cousins, and friends.
Aptos Was Idyllic: A Kid's Eye View of Aptos, California in the 40's and 50's Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781469177106
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Published: Xlibris Corporation - March 5th, 2012

Town Boy: Memoir of a Santa Cruz Street Kid Cover Image
$16.11
ISBN: 9781614344421
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Published: Booklocker.com - June 1st, 2011

Author Bio: 
Lynna Banning combines a lifelong love of history and literature into a career as a writer. Born in Oregon, she has lived in northern California most of her life. After graduating from Scripps College she embarked on a career as an editor and technical writer, and later as a high school English teacher. An amateur pianist and harpsichordist, Lynna performs on harp and psaltery in a medieval music ensemble.   
Gauchos & Gumption: My Argentine Honeymoon Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781937389840
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Published: Turquoise Morning Press - February 1st, 2012

Author Bio: 
Rich German grew up in Middletown, Connecticut, attended Suffield Academy in Northern Connecticut, Amherst College in Amherst, Massachusetts, the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry in Rochester, New York and, after serving two years in the U.S. Navy, completed his surgical training at Harbor General/UCLA in Los Angeles, California. For thirty-five years he performed general, trauma, cancer and vascular surgery in the Los Angeles area before moving to Carmel, California with his wife Holly.  
Surgeon: The Man Behind the Mask Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781608444656
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Published: Dog Ear Publishing - August 4th, 2010

Author Bio: 
Maria Stolz is a former Santa Cruz Californian living in Minnesota. She and her husband Howard have been married for nearly forty years and they have three grown children, Moana Lua, Asher, and Liliapua (Lily) and three grandchildren Destiny, Brayden and Bryce. She writes a column called “Musings of a Transplant” for a local newspaper and is a soprano “road warrior” musician for three groups. She is also a nationally renowned stained glass artist of churches and synagogues including one window which graces the Vatican.
The Ultimate Betrayal: A Psychotherapy Journal of a Tortuous Childhood and Survival Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9780615439563
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Published: Maria Stolz - March 7th, 2011

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