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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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Everything All At Once

Author Bio: 

Ivy Cayden lives on the rugged, pinetree-lined Central Coast of California. Years ago, on her first visit to Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park, she fell in love with the tall trees in Felton and returns whenever she gets the chance. Recently, she attempted to ditch coffee, but her irreversible crush on iced almond milk lattes rendered this notion impossible. A vegan for over a decade, Ivy is passionate about supporting small businesses and all things indie—especially music.

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ISBN: 9781949293005
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Published: Hidden Meridian, LLC - October 8th, 2018

Driven by Conscience

Author Bio: 

Rachel Goss is a fifth generation Arkansan. She received an AB degree from Washington University in St. Louis, studying English Literature and Biology, and she has a Master of Science in Biology from Texas A&M University. She has lived in Arkansas, Missouri, Texas and New York, where she worked in basic scientific research, studying plant science, pathology and vascular medicine. Lastly she moved to California, where she enjoys writing, gardening, swimming, and long road trips.

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ISBN: 9780578472843
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Published: Tarkus Imaging Inc. - May 3rd, 2019

The House of Puppets

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Kay Holz is an author and playwright whose sense of the wider world is informed by the Low Country.  Kay is a graduate of Ashley Hall and the College of Charleston. She has a Master's degree in Journalism from the University of California-Berkeley. She resides in Carmel by the Sea, CA.

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ISBN: 9780615193366
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Published: - April 2008

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ISBN: 9781943887415
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Published: Park Place Publications - March 3rd, 2017

Moon Deeds

Author Bio: 

Palmer has been writing fiction since she was eight. She received her BA in American Studies from Wesleyan University, with concentrations in Religion and Race Relations.

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ISBN: 9781732568808
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Published: Mythology Press - March 7th, 2019

Kealaula: A Novel

Author Bio: 

Kim Cope Tait earned her MFA in Writing at Vermont College of Fine Arts in 2000. Her work has appeared in literary journals and magazines in the U.S. and abroad. She has two novels, Inertia and Bend the Blue Sky, as well as a chapbook of poems entitled Element. Kim also wrote and recorded Lotus Wheel: Guided Meditations for Relaxation and Healing in 2013. Most recently, Kim's full-length collection of poems, Shadow Tongue, was published with Finishing Line Press, and she also debuted her first young adult novel, Kealaula.

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ISBN: 9781642046083
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Published: Kimberly D. Tait - March 21st, 2019

Murder at White Oak

Author Bio: 

Marko Realmonte makes his home in Santa Cruz where he is constantly followed by his loyal Labrador retriever, Jasper. He has written for film and television, most recently for Disney.  He recently finished a spec screenplay for a sequel to “Call Me By Your Name.” Murder at White Oak is his debut novel.

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ISBN: 9781795735810
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Published: CreateSpace - February 3rd, 2019

Lost Horses

Author Bio: 

Mark Saha grew up in cotton country along the Texas Gulf Coast, earned a BA at the University of Notre Dame, and attended film school at UCLA, where a collection of his short stories won a Samuel Goldwyn Creative Writing Award. That resulted in offers from Hollywood agencies and led to many years of writing scripts for film and television. He lives in Santa Monica, California.

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ISBN: 9780997935820
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Published: Chelsea Press - January 8th, 2019

Coattail Karma

Author Bio: 

Verlin Darrow is currently a psychotherapist who lives with his psychotherapist wife in La Selva Beach, Ca. They diagnose each other as necessary. His website is

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ISBN: 9781509223749
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Published: Wild Rose Press - January 16th, 2019

June, 1968 and Other Stories

Author Bio: 

Patrick Dwire is a long-time resident of Santa Cruz, Contributing Writer for the Good Times and reporter for the Press Banner. "June, 1968 and Other Stories is his first self-published collection of fictionalized stories.



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