Locally & Independently Published Fiction

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Author Bio: 

Master's degree from university of San Francisco in Education

B.S. degree from San Jose State in Human Performance

Commissioned "Youth Minister" Emmaus Training Program:  Archbishop Quinn

Sports writer: Santa Cruz Sentinel

Teacher: Harbor High School: History, Health, PE, Leadership, vice principal

Guitarist (Manager) BMovieKings classic rock

Eucharistic Minister, theology teacher, St. Joseph's Church

Coach: Archbishop Mitty, Harbor High: girls basketball/ varsity baseball, softball

Father Adams Cover Image
ISBN: 9781631226342
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Published: Tate Publishing & Enterprises - May 20th, 2014

Author Bio: 

A lifelong California girl, Michelle Rabe tried the Hollywood thing but decided she preferred an author’s den to the actor’s trailer. She now lives in the Santa Cruz Mountains with her unhelpful author cat. If you can’t find her in a cemetery with her camera you can find her online at: www.michellerabe.com

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ISBN: 9781493558100
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Published: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform - December 12th, 2013

Author Bio: 

Galen Rose lives with her very patient, supportive husband, a teenage son determined to give her more gray hair and with 3.5 cats. When she is not touching up the gray, chasing out the wildlife the cats bring in, she can be found imagining and writing more adventures for her characters.


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ISBN: 9781440552182
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Published: Crimson Books - October 10th, 2012

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Zack Lynn is a writer, lyricist and occasional freelance brain surgeon.  He has written numerous reports for the intelligence community (usually without their permission or knowledge), as well as slogans and captions for cereal boxes (although for the latter, the cereal companies have requested, in ever-more-demanding tones, that he cease and desist sending them material).  He uses a vintage Smith Corona typewriter for his writing; that is, he props his laptop up against it, to provide an ideal angle for the keyboard.

Undead Reckoning Cover Image
ISBN: 9780991441228
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Published: Jacklin Studios - January 12th, 2014

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Helen Vanderberg has been a writer all her life. She grew up in a village much like Pangbury-on-Thames. Her grandfather had been a police surgeon for Scotland Yard before the turn of the century, when Jack the Ripper roamed London’s streets.

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ISBN: 9781458209801
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Published: Abbott Press - June 14th, 2013

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Catherine Gammon is the author of the novel Isabel Out of the Rain and the story collection Beauty and the Beast. Her fiction has appeared in many literary magazines, including Ploughshares, Kenyon Review, Other Voices, and The New England Review. She has been awarded fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York Foundation for the Arts, the Corporation of Yaddo, and the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, among others. A Soto Zen priest, Catherine was ordained in the lineage of Shunryu Suzuki Roshi by Tenshin Reb

Sorrow Cover Image
ISBN: 9780615808611
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Published: Braddock Avenue Books - August 8th, 2013

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Ted Gargiulo's stories and essays have appeared in The San Jose Mercury News, The Monterey County Herald, Wilde Times, The Gamut and The Fringe.  Born in New York City, the former stage actor and prize-winning author of “Playdad” lives with his wife in Seaside, CA.  For the past several years, he’s enjoyed a wide following as a regular contributor to Foolish Times, a monthly humor magazine on California’s Central Coast, and is currently working on a volume of essays to be published later this year.

The Man Who Invented New Jersey: Collected Stories Cover Image
ISBN: 9781492790204
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Published: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform - October 25th, 2013

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Janice Strubbe Wittenberg authored the non-fiction book The Rebellious Body: Reclaim Your Life from Environmental Illness or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (Plenum Publishers, 1996) and has co-written a forthcoming book, My Husband Is Under There Somewhere, about obsessive hoarding. The Worship of Walker Judson is her first novel.

The Worship of Walker Judson Cover Image
ISBN: 9780989562300
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Published: Spiral Publishing - November 27th, 2013

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Stan Rushworth was born in 1944 in Southern California; grew up primarily in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada; served in the Far East as an Army volunteer from 1962 through 1965; attended San Francisco State University, where he received a Master's degree in Language Arts; lived and worked in Guatemala in the 1970's; lived and worked in Hawaii in the 1980's; and has taught Native American literature and English for the last two decades at Cabrillo College, in Aptos, California. He is of Tsalagi, English, and Irish heritage.

Going to Water Cover Image
ISBN: 9780991037209
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Published: Talking Leaves Press - December 1st, 2013

Author Bio: 

Christine Z. Mason has published award-winning short fiction as well as numerous articles and book reviews. She is the author of a children’s book, The Mystery of Nan Madol.

Christine graduated with a degree in English Literature from UCLA, where she did graduate work in Creative Writing. She then served in the Peace Corps in Micronesia as an art and photography instructor and subsequently earned her J.D. at the University of California, Davis, and practiced appellate and constitutional law. She lives with her husband in the Santa Cruz Mountains; they have a son and a daughter.

Boundaries: A Love Story Cover Image
ISBN: 9780989795852
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Published: Hillrow Editions - April 3rd, 2017

Weighing the Truth Cover Image
ISBN: 9780989795807
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Published: Hillrow Editions - September 24th, 2016



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