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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Author Bio: 

Tabitha Chirrick is a writer of all things speculative, geeky, and/or badass. Her YA Science Fiction Novel, Overshadowed, is her debut novel, and her short speculative fiction can be found in Pigeonholes and Unbroken Journal. A self-professed Gryffindor, long-time geek, and comic book aficionado, she graduated from UC Santa Cruz with a degree in Creative Writing in 2012, and has since lived in the tech and burrito-filled splendor that is Silicon Valley

Overshadowed Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780692661727
Availability: Hard to Find - Contact Store for Availability
Published: Self-Published - March 21st, 2016

Author Bio: 

Randall Robert Rios was raised in Santa Cruz, California, where he ran Rocky's Body Shop for ten years. He was also part of the music scene as the leader of a band known as Blue Avenue back in the 1970s. Today he resides in Reno, Nevada. Tripping the Light Fantastic is his debut novel. 

Tripping the Light Fantastic Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780692691106
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Published: Createspace - April 14th, 2016

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.

Lady Joe Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781511865432
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Published: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform - August 4th, 2015

Author Bio: 

M. Glenda Rosen is the author of, The Woman’s Business Therapist: Eliminate the MindBlocks and RoadBlocks to Success, and award-winning My Memoir Workbook. For over fifteen years, helped numerous authors develop and market their books, and presented writing programs in New York, The Hamptons, New Mexico and Carmel, California, on “Encouraging and Supporting the Writer Within You!” Founder and owner of a successful marketing and public relations agency for twenty-five years.

Dying to Be Beautiful Mysteries: Without a Head Cover Image
$15.74
ISBN: 9781483445304
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Published: Lulu Publishing Services - February 1st, 2016

Author Bio: 

Diana Wallace is a native New Yorker who ​lived in Santa Cruz for 13 years. She ​earned her PhD ​from UCSC ​and has been living and working in the San Francisco Bay Area as a teacher and a writer for thirty years. ​Her love of Classical mythology ​inspired her first novel, Herculine: A Mythic Romance​, which​ combines several historical levels -- much like A.S. Byatt's Possession -- in a literary quest narrative that explores the mythic levels of meaning in our lives.

Herculine: A Mythic Romance Cover Image
$12.00
ISBN: 9781515238324
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Published: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform - August 11th, 2015

The Tragedians: A Theatrical Romance Cover Image
$10.00
ISBN: 9781541382374
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Published: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform - January 24th, 2017

Author Bio: 

Deamer was born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah. He lived in Switzerland and the Washington D.C. area before settling in Monterey County California some thirty years ago. He currently resides in the birth city of John Steinbeck, Salinas California. Some fifteen years ago he fell in love with Mexico and considers it a second home. Deamer attributes his love of the arts to the vision of his talented mother and all those who share such passions.

Strength and Grace Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781514113295
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform - October 1st, 2015

Author Bio: 

Along with enjoying a peaceful like in Rio del Mar, California, author Clint Adams is currently celebrating the release of his first historical novel—and second for adults— Evangeline: The Seer of Wall St. After having spent over a decade prior as a teen fiction author, Adams is grateful for the opportunity to have gotten to share many of his stories with young adults, leaving him with a lifetime of happy memories. His first work of adult fiction was the thriller, The Seventh Ritual, A Race for Survival.

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$26.95
ISBN: 9780976837572
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Published: Credo Italia - June 1st, 2015

Author Bio: 

Lee Lowry is a former community activist and political consultant.  Like her fictional counterpart, Lowry gave up a successful career in Boston and moved to Europe to help an old love after the loss of his wife to cancer.  JUDGE NOT is the second novel in a trilogy following David and Jenny through difficult life passages that test their commitment and renewed love.

Judge Not Cover Image
$18.85
ISBN: 9781491772027
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Published: iUniverse - August 26th, 2015

If You Needed Me Cover Image
$19.90
ISBN: 9781491731710
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Published: iUniverse - May 23rd, 2014

Author Bio: 

Tim Pipes was born in Riverside, California, grew up in Santa Maria, California and now resides on the Monterey Peninsula. Bay Of Deception is his first novel.

Bay of Deception Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780991633814
Availability: Hard to Find - Contact Store for Availability
Published: Self-Published - October 14th, 2015

Author Bio: 

Born into a military family, Steve traveled extensively throughout the US and overseas, attending fifteen schools before graduating from High School. After studying mathematics, computer science, comparative literature and French at the University of California, Steve began his career with IBM as a software engineer.  He later founded three successful high-tech start-ups.
 

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By Steve Jackowski, Lanny Markasky (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9780989972925
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Published: Steve Jackowski - June 12th, 2014

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By Steve Jackowski, Lanny Markasky (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9780989972918
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Published: Steve Jackowski - October 6th, 2013

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