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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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All's Forgotten Now

Author Bio: 

Michael S. Ripley was born and raised in Santa Cruz, California, in an age before cell phones and home computers. His formative years were heavily influenced by dinosaurs, Ray Bradbury, Avalon Hill Wargames, J.R.R. Tolkien, Dungeons & Dragons, Godzilla, and H.P. Lovecraft. After graduating High School, he spent four years in the U.S. Army spying on the East Germans during the Cold War. After his military stint, he earned a four year degree in European History, with a minor in Military History, from San Jose State University and began working for the Santa Cruz Public Library.

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ISBN: 9781728328171
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Published: Authorhouse - September 23rd, 2019

Wildfire Weeds

Author Bio: 

I write stories that reflect the magnitude of the times we’re living in as modern humans. My innovative creative fiction grapples with the complex juxtaposition of living in the world we have been given and creating the world where we want to live, simultaneously. I’m birthing a unique style of creative prose which tempers the intensity of current environmental upheaval by offering thoughtful, playful, and magical word-craft to uplift, enlighten, and enchant!

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ISBN: 9781543973617
Availability: Not On Our Shelves, But Available from Warehouse - Usually Delivers in 3-14 Days
Published: BookBaby - September 1st, 2019

The Lost Chapter

Author Bio: 

Tod Connor has previously published non-fiction and fiction works. His writing has appeared in Talon Magazine, Raphael's Village, Ohio Reviews, The Apropos Literaty Journal, The Short Humour Site, Christianity Today, and many others. He lives with his wife in the Santa Cruz Mountains of California.

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ISBN: 9781946005755
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Published: Hawkeye Publishers - October 15th, 2019

Unconquered Warrior, Book One of the Womara Series

Author Bio: 

J. L. spent her formative years on military air bases in Europe and at her grandparent’s house on the outskirts of London. It was there, roaming the surrounding woods, parks, streams, and ponds—quiet places, mystical and old—that the seeds of her imaginative stories took hold. In her musings, she conjured magical ports to other worlds, where fairies, water babies and enchanted creatures lived. The forest-dwelling of the Womara is a reflection of her deep love of all things green. She  lives in California on the Monterey Peninsula.

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ISBN: 9781732101005
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Published: Jl Nicely Author - July 11th, 2018


Author Bio: 

Heather Robyn was born and raised in Southern California and is the middle child of three. As an avid learner, she earned her Doctorate degree in Education and spent several years in Social Work helping foster youth and homeless veterans. She enjoys traveling with her two teenagers and exploring new activities. Raised a Chicago sports fan, Heather frequents baseball and hockey games when her teams are in town and is also a fan of Rugby. She currently lives in the San Jose with her children, boyfriend and Husky, Echo.

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ISBN: 9781732437173
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Published: 2nimble, Inc. - March 12th, 2019

Storm: It’s a Curse to Remember

Author Bio: 

Born and raised in California, Gurpreet Kaur Sidhu always felt different from the other kids. With an insatiable appetite for reading and writing, Gurpreet would often find herself at the receiving end of a cold stare from one of her teachers – reprimanding her for working on literary ventures when she should have been paying attention. All those secretive moments spent scribbling paid off, however, and now Gurpreet is launching her debut novel “STORM”.

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ISBN: 9781732234406
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Published: Gurpreet Kaur Sidhu - July 24th, 2018

Space Between Us

Author Bio: 

Jamaal is a local author to the Bay Area living in Walnut Creek. Growing up in his hometown of Pendleton, Oregon, Jamaal always had a passion for astronomy, writing, and science fiction novels, Carl Sagen's Contact, in particular. Witnessing the divisiveness, bigotry, and violence plaguing our nation inspired him to write Space Between Us, a story about a boy, but more so, a story about us as a society.

The California Immigrant

Author Bio: 

Barbara Anne King is the author of The California Immigrant, the first book in her Monterey Bay series, featuring multicultural stories told from the heart.

Ever since she was a young girl, she had an ear for a story.  But she always harbored a secret wish to be a storyteller. Taking George Eliot’s words to heart, she reinvented herself since “it’s never too late to be what you might have been.”

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ISBN: 9781733536905
Availability: Not On Our Shelves, But Available from Warehouse - Usually Delivers in 3-14 Days
Published: Cypress Point Press LLC - February 19th, 2019

Map of the World With All Its…

Author Bio: 

Edward R. Weingold, has been resident in Santa Cruz with his spouse, Rina, since 1983. Other published fiction includes (prizewinner), Porter Gulch Review, short stories 2015-2019 ( Two short stories appear in Santa Cruz Weird, an anthology of short fiction (2018).

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ISBN: 9781946005311
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Published: Hawkeye Publishers - October 1st, 2019

The Land Beyond the Rain

Author Bio: 

Mary Male is a first-time novelist who lives in Santa Cruz, California, with her husband and two dogs.  She graduated from the University of Texas with a BA in French and English and an MA in special education.  She earned her Ph.D. from the University of Southern California. A former educator, she has written several textbooks and curriculum guides. She loves learning new things and considers the novel-writing experience among the most exhilarating and challenging things she’s ever done.  Her favorite activities are traveling and being with family and friends. 

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ISBN: 9781076269560
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Published: Independently Published - July 7th, 2019


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