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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ISBN: 9780984319602
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Published: Juniper Lake Press - December 24th, 2009

Author Bio: 
Philip Slater has an A.B. and Ph. D. from Harvard and taught sociology at Harvard, Brandeis, and UCSC. He was Professor and Chairperson of the Brandeis Sociology Department in 1971 when he resigned to found--with Jacqueline Doyle and Morrie Schwartz-- Greenhouse, a non-profit growth center, where he led encounter groups and personal growth workshops. He has been a merchant seaman, actor, business consultant, cookie salesman, marriage officiant, and president of a theatre.

Author Bio: 
Cooper Gallegos developed a passion for the desert as a child when she spent summers in a one-room adobe in a small Mexican village. Twenty years later, as a young widow, she left Los Angeles with her two preteen sons and bought five acres with no water or electricity in the Mojave Desert, six miles from town. There, she found a home, a community and inspiration for a wealth of stories. Her work has been published in several anthologies. Cooper divides her time between Santa Cruz, California and Chloride, Arizona where she lives with her partner and their two canine companions.
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ISBN: 9781600476068
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Published: Wasteland Press - August 9th, 2011

Author Bio: 
Julie Anne Morley’s first novel Cole Creek begins at the Santa Cruz Harbor and travels to the high Sierra. A resident of Santa Cruz for thirty years and avid outdoorswoman, Julie enjoys the varied activities offered up by the ocean and neighboring mountains. Julie has worked at Dominican Hospital for twenty years, raised four children in Live Oak and can be seen biking through town between Village Yoga, Wilder Ranch, Santa Maria beach and her favorite coffee shops.
Learn more at www.julieannemorley.com/
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ISBN: 9781935605584
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Published: Black Rose Writing - August 1st, 2010

Author Bio: 
Thomas Hansen Hickenbottom is a fourth generation native of California's central coast who has been actively involved in Santa Cruz surf culture for the past five decades. A graduate of UCSC’s Creative Writing and Literature program, his first novel, Local Tribes, is set in Santa Cruz in 1966. He is also the author of Surfing in Santa Cruz.
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ISBN: 9781452043661
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Published: Authorhouse - June 30th, 2010

Author Bio: 
After earning a BA in behavioral science from San Jose State University, Nancy Lynn Jarvis worked in the advertising department of the San Jose Mercury News. A move to Santa Cruz meant a new job as a librarian and later a stint as the business manager of Shakespeare/Santa Cruz. She was a Santa Cruz, California, Realtor® for more than twenty years before retiring.

Nancy’s work history reflects her philosophy: people should try something radically different every few years. Writing is her newest adventure.
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ISBN: 9780982113561
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Published: Good Read Mysteries - July 11th, 2010

Author Bio: 
Derald Hamilton was born in Santa Cruz, California on July 22, 1950 and seven days later adopted by Derald and Naomi Hamilton, two products of rural Iowa. Derald pursued a Masters Degree in Library Science. He earned the degree, but found library jobs to be quite scarce, so he took an administrative support job, this time with the Santa Clara Valley Transit Authority, where he’s been for the past twenty-six years.  Derald continued freelance writing, and at the age of forty, decided he had done enough living to lend credibility to fiction writing.
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ISBN: 9780984619214
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Published: dhamiltonbooks - January 1st, 2011

Author Bio: 
Yesenia Cardona-Müller nació y creció en PuertoRico. Desde temprana edad se dedicó a la escritura, siendo galardonada por susensayos y oratorias durante su vida académica. Desde el 1995 vive en los Estados Unidos, haciendo de California su residencia, donde se graduó de Filosofía de la Universidad de California, Santa Cruz. La Leyenda de La Princesa Dorada es su presentación reciente al mundo literario, con la cualella espera dar conocimiento a su trabajo narrativo.
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ISBN: 9780615586144
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Published: Leyenda de la Princesa Dorada - January 1st, 2012

Author Bio: 
Mary Holland has lived in Boulder Creek for twenty years but spent the first seventeen commuting to Silicon Valley where she managed a research library at an electronics company. Her first novel is Matcher Rules, a fantasy she plotted out during all those endless hours on the road. She has a background in sociology, history and library science and has taught at SJSU in the graduate school. She and her husband enjoy living in the redwoods and providing support services to three cats.
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ISBN: 9781105102219
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Published: Lulu.com - January 1st, 2011

Author Bio: 
Susan Salluce, a native of Santa Cruz and graduate of Marello Prep High School, is the author of Out of Breath. A former therapist and grief specialist, she wrote this fictional account of parental bereavement, addiction, recovery, and the surf culture to touch others and offer hope. Learn more at sipnsharewithsusan.com
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ISBN: 9780578090924
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Published: Hidden Beach Publishing - January 1st, 2012



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