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: 

Linda S. Gunther lives in Aptos, California with her husband Bob, and Lucy, a rambunctious springer spaniel. Growing up in New York City and then after teaching school in the Bowery while attending Columbia University graduate school in Counseling Psychology, Linda escaped N.Y.C. for a different lifestyle on the West Coast. A year later, Linda was given the opportunity to spend a summer in London where she studied child development.

Endangered Witness: A Woman's Veterinary Career Turned Upside Down with Betrayal, Abduction, and Murder! Cover Image
By Linda S. Gunther, Julie Tipton (Illustrator)
$13.95
ISBN: 9780615957999
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Published: Linda S.\Gunther - March 25th, 2014

Ten Steps from the Hotel Inglaterra: A Woman's Romantic Adventure in Havana, Cuba Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780615845326
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Published: Linda S. Gunther - September 18th, 2013

Toffee and Esmerelda: A Story of Love and Friendship Cover Image
$8.95
ISBN: 9780692840849
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Published: Linda S. Gunther - January 29th, 2017

Lost in the Wake: A Romantic Thriller Inspired by the Magic of Cruising Cover Image
$12.95
ISBN: 9780692368275
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Published: Linda S.\Gunther - January 12th, 2015

Author Bio: 
Joshua Lerman wrote The Sound of Birds (2014) after illuminative interactions with a “crazy” person sparked his protagonist to life. He is currently working on his second novel, as well as a collection of poetry. Josh lives in Santa Cruz and besides writing, he enjoys cooking, dance, time outdoors, meditation and contemplating the Mystery.
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The Sound of Birds Cover Image
$10.00
ISBN: 9780615977188
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Published: Zuriel Publishing - March 2nd, 2014

Author Bio: 

Dave Snider is a fresh voice in the Science Fiction universe.  His wit, imagination and sensitive treatment of characters is endearing.

Dave was born and raised in California in the Santa Clara valley at the southern end of the San Francisco Bay.  He is married to his best friend, Laura.  They've been together for 37 years and counting. Together they have 5 grown children who have been most helpful with their own creative ideas during this project.

Stars in the Deep: Destiny Cover Image
$25.19
ISBN: 9781499045642
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Published: Xlibris - July 9th, 2014

Author Bio: 
Jack Petro follows his thriller novel “No Ordinary Spy” with the mystery “Incident in Santa Cruz.”  His short stories have won numerous awards including a “Top 100” listing in Writers Digest.  A recognized live theatre critic, his reviews covering North Central Florida can be read on www.villagesnews.com or www.jackstheatre.blogspot.com
Incident in Santa Cruz Cover Image
$12.00
ISBN: 9781499674903
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Published: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform - June 5th, 2014

Author Bio: 
Grace Mattioli is the author of Olive Branches Don’t Grow (2012) On Trees and Discovery of an Eagle (2014).  She’s worked as a librarian for over 18 years and has been writing creatively since she was a child. She lives in San Francisco with her husband and three cats.
Discovery of an Eagle Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9780615928005
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Published: Grace Mattioli - May 1st, 2014

Olive Branches Don't Grow on Trees Cover Image
$12.95
ISBN: 9780990575108
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Published: Grace Mattioli - September 5th, 2012

Author Bio: 

Craig Wilson, a physician and software developer, lives in northern California. The Black Hole Event ishis first novel, and a sequel is in the works.

$14.95
SKU: BLACKHOLE

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Virginia has been a professional field biologist for over 20 years.  Her field work and passion for travel (especially traveling throughout the United States as her love and fascination for her own country is never-ending) has taken her from one end of the United States to the other. She also enjoys exploring in Europe.  As with so many Americans, her ancestry hails from there.

Birdbrain Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9781467590990
Availability: Hard to Find - Contact Store for Availability
Published: Ecological Outreach Services - June 1st, 2014

Author Bio: 

Dennis L. Claussen moved, with his wife Elizabeth, from Oxford OH to Santa Cruz CA in 2009, after many years as a Professor of Zoology at Miami University.  In addition to writing fiction, he enjoys interacting with friends and relatives, growing bonsai, philately, working with stained glass, playing duplicate bridge, and several other hobbies.

The Hard Life of Talbo Grower Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780990456803
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Published: Self Published - July 1st, 2014

The Thing in the Cave Cover Image
$13.95
ISBN: 9780990456810
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Published: Self Published - July 1st, 2014

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Joanna FitzPatrick is the author of Katherine Mansfield an historical novel of the famous author’s life (1888-1923). She has been a Random House editor of romance novels, like her character, Marisa, and has written a yet-to-be-published memoir, Sha La La: Live for Today, (the same title of the memoir that Marisa is writing) about growing up in Hollywood, marrying and divorcing a rock star, and becoming a single mother in need of a paycheck.

The Drummer's Widow Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9780991654901
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Published: La Drome Press - May 1st, 2014

Author Bio: 

Anker Frankoni is part joker, part thief; part joyful, part grief. "Mexican Eskimo" is a tale of two lives, separated by the one he's currently occupying, and is guaranteed to offer keen reflections into the one you currently call your own.

Mexican Eskimo Book 1: Exmikan Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9780996028509
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Published: Self Published - April 20th, 2014

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