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.
Peter Coe Verbica lives in the redwoods of Northern California. He earned a BA in English from Santa Clara University, a JD from Santa Clara University School of Law, and as an MS from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is married and has four daughters.
Stan Huncilman started mountaineering over forty years ago when he was a Peace Corps volunteer in Ecuador. Since then he has worn many hats; parade float maker, farmer, fire investigator and sculptor. He has always used his hands to earn a living and express himself. That changed when a friend suggested that he use his sculptures to create and illustrate a story. He took to writing like cats to cream or maybe it’s just that by writing an aging sculptor needn’t struggle so much with gravity. He lives in Northern California and still enjoys peak bagging.
Born in Los Angeles in 1942, Edward Moncrief grew up in the rural town of Redlands, California. He spent ten years studying to be a Franciscan priest, receiving a solid grounding in the liberal arts. He decided to leave his studies for the priesthood at the age of twenty-three. He married Judi Carl in 1967. The following year, he entered graduate school where he earned a Master’s degree in Social Work with an emphasis in Community Organizing and Development; after which, he moved first to the San Joaquin and then to the Salinas Valley.
Author, Artist, retired English Instructor, T. Mike Walkergrew up in San Francisco and received his MA in Language Arts from San Francisco State University, where he taught Creative Writing from 1962-1965. From 1960-63 he worked full time as a San Francisco Policeman. From 1967-1968 he taught High School English in the Haight Ashbury District in San Francisco. From 1965 – 1968 Walker explored making colleges and selling them through the Psychedelic Shop on Haight Street. From 1968-1998 Walker taught English full time at Cabrillo Community College in Santa Cruz, CA.
A native of Berkeley, California, Michael Cooper graduated from high school in 1966 and emigrated to Israel. He lived in Jerusalem during the last year the city was divided between Israel and Jordan. He remained in Israel for the next decade, studied at Hebrew University in Jerusalem and graduated from Tel Aviv University Medical School. Now a pediatric cardiologist in Northern California, he returns to Israel and the West Bank twice a year to volunteer his services to children who lack adequate access to care.
Julie Morris is a rancher and journalist. She is the Co-Founder and Owner of Morris Grassfed Beef and a former staff reporter for several newspapers. Morris has also worked in corporate communications, marketing, and the non-profit sector. Exit Strategy is her first novel. Visit her online at juliefmorris.com
Kathleen Doler was born and raised in Santa Cruz, California, and she graduated from U.C. Santa Cruz. She’s an author, journalist and adventure sports addict. She spent 20 years as a business reporter and editor in Silicon Valley. Now she works as a freelance journalist for national newspapers and magazines, covering everything from business and finance to helicopter skiing, surfing and scuba diving. She also travels extensively, mostly to wild places, often while pursuing sports that have the potential to maim her. She owns a wardrobe of wetsuits.