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: 

MORRINE DEPOLO travels between her homes in the Los Padres National Forest and Santa Cruz, California and shares her stay there with Gaia, her beautiful German Shepherd dog. She is presently working on a second novel, is an avid reader and loves to garden, paint, watch birds and when possible, visit ancient Mayan sites in the Yucatan, and very old castles and archaic little churches nestled in the English countryside. 

Maggie's Shadow Cover Image
$18.11
ISBN: 9781312282759
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Published: Lulu.com - September 29th, 2014

Author Bio: 

S.L. Hawke is a volunteer with the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History's Evergreen Cemetery Restoration Crew. Called the "Evergreenies", this ecclectic group of locals and imports conduct onsite maintenance, preservation, and in-depth research on the many colorful pioneers and founders of Santa Cruz County including a man named Andrew Jackson Sloan, The Ghost of Arana Gulch. 

$22.50
SKU: 9780692302743

Author Bio: 

After 42 years as an editor on newspapers from Minneapolis, MN to San Jose, CA I was afraid of retirement. So afraid in fact that I sought out a high tech company in Santa Cruz, CA, that hired retirees part time for assembly line work so I'd have a job in my post-retirement years. I adjusted to my new line of work, but something was missing—mainly excitement. I missed the pressures of the newsroom, the thrill of meeting deadlines, the camaraderie of fellow journalists. But most of all I missed my long-time romance with the written word.

The Ballad of Horatio's Gold Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781611701937
Availability: Hard to Find - Contact Store for Availability
Published: Robertson Publishing - February 9th, 2015

Author Bio: 

Jonathan Williams has worked in Information Technology for over twenty years. He has spent most of his career working in the Financial and Pharmaceutical \ Biotech sectors. He specializes in Database Management Systems.

My Turn: Achieving the American Dream Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9781500898854
Availability: Hard to Find - Contact Store for Availability
Published: Self-Published - August 1st, 2014

Author Bio: 

L.D. Janakos is a local fiction writer and filmmaker. Along with several finalist awards, she is the recipient of a Bumbershoot literary award and a University of Oregon Fiction Award. She is the producer and director of Descendants of the Imagination, a local TV series at Community TV, Channels 27/73. She lives a and teaches college in California. 
 


 

Plato's Screw Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781941137024
Availability: Hard to Find - Contact Store for Availability
Published: Wild Ocean Press - September 5th, 2014

Author Bio: 

Born in Montpelier, Vermont, educator, publisher, and writer Kristina Baer lives in Monterey, California, with her husband. She taught at Princeton University, the University of California, Santa Cruz, and Trinity College in Burlington, Vermont. She held executive positions in magazine and textbook publishing in Newport, Rhode Island, and Boston, Massachusetts.

Minerva's Fox Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781634132930
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Published: Two Harbors Press - February 24th, 2015

Author Bio: 

Cathryn Grant is the author of Suburban Noir novels, ghost story novellas, and short fiction. Her writing has been described as "making the mundane menacing". Her fiction has appeared in Alfred Hitchcock and Ellery Queen Mystery Magazines and been anthologized in The Best of Every Day Fiction. Her short story, "I Was Young Once", received an honorable mention in the 2007 Zoetrope All-story Short Fiction contest. When she's not writing, Cathryn works in high tech, reads, and plays very high handicap golf. She lives in Northern California with her husband and two cats.

Madison Keith Ghost Story Collection - Volume 1 (Suburban Noir Ghost Stories) Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780988824164
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Published: D2C Perspectives - February 23rd, 2013

The Demise of the Soccer Moms Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780983186816
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Published: D2C Perspectives - February 9th, 2011

Getting Ahead Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780991660520
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Published: D2C Perspectives - March 29th, 2014

Faceless (a Suburban Noir Novel) Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9780989641081
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Published: D2C Perspectives - March 6th, 2015

The Suburban Abyss Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780988824102
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Published: D2C Perspectives - January 25th, 2013

Buried by Debt Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9780983990932
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Published: D2C Perspectives - January 25th, 2013

An Affair with God (a Suburban Noir Novel) Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781943142095
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Published: D2C Perspectives - July 31st, 2015

Alone on the Beach: The Haunted Ship Trilogy Book One Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781943142170
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: D2C Perspectives - October 29th, 2015

Slipping Away from the Beach: The Haunted Ship Trilogy Book Two Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781943142200
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Published: D2C Perspectives - February 3rd, 2016

Haunting the Beach: The Haunted Ship Trilogy Book Three Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781943142224
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Published: D2C Perspectives - April 22nd, 2016

Author Bio: 

Wallace Baine has been an arts writer, film critic, columnist and editor for the Santa Cruz Sentinel since 1991. He is a two-time winner of the national American Association of Sunday and Feature Editors (AASFE) Excellence in Writing competition for his well-known Sunday column “Baine Street,” and has won several awards for his arts coverage from the California Newspaper Publishers Association (CNPA).

The Last Temptation of Lincoln Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781576351031
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: WeWrite LLC - January 1st, 2015

Author Bio: 
JEROLD M. LOWENSTEIN, a young octogenarian at 88, may be the last person alive to have witnessed the 1946 atomic bomb underwater explosion at Bikini. He was an officer aboard the USS Albemarle, the naval ship that transported bombs and Los Alamos scientists to the South Pacific atoll under the auspices of Operation Crossroads. He is slowing down a little after a career as a physicist, a nuclear medicine physician and a pioneer researcher in the field of fossil molecules.
And Now a World Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781499101676
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Published: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform - August 14th, 2014

Author Bio: 

Marc D. Crepeaux is a juggernaut with the spontaneous combustion of a hopeful beast. He rubs gasoline on his thighs and biceps daily and every easy jog between friends turns out to be a race. He once parachuted into the Gulf of Mexico and punched a shark in the face that tried to get a taste of the action. He can play the spoons. He grew up next to a crick that ran into a river with a kid brother. They had two bamboo sticks and a dog. Any daughter that grows up in his household has to be able to kill a man with their bare

Modern Waste Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9781939828101
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Published: Light Switch Press - October 6th, 2014

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